Bob Kulick states brother Bruce Kulick followed in his footsteps and was a replacement guitar player
Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick‘s older brother Bob Kulick was recently interviewed by Mitch Lafon for Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon and he had some surprisingly somewhat negative things to say about his arguably more famous younger sibling
On his younger brother Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick indicated (as transcribed by Metal Sludge with slight edits):
“My brother was a replacement guitar player. He replaced somebody in KISS, he replaced somebody in Grandfunk Railroad.”
“I actually worked with KISS first, he’s kind of just following my footsteps.”
Back in November 2017, history was made at the KISS Kruise VII when the Kulick brothers shared the stage with a number of artists including bassist / lead vocalist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz in November 5, 2017 to deliver a stellar list of rarely played KISS classics including “All American Man” and “Larger Than Life” (from 1977’s Alive II), “Wouldn’t You Like To Know Me” and “Goodbye” (from 1978’s Paul Stanley solo album), “Nowhere To Run” (from 1982’s Killers), “Who Wants To Be Lonely” (from 1986’s Asylum), “Turn On The Night” (from 1988’s Crazy Nights) and “Tough Love” (from 1992’s Revenge). In mid-september 2018, Bob Kulick announced that he would not be appearing at the upcoming KISS Kruise VIII that was taking place from Miami, Florida to Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas from October 31 to November 5, 2018 due to a “contractual depute that couldn’t be resolved.”
On the idea of the Kulick brothers working together on project after the KISS Kruise show in 2017.
“My brother was not open for it. I had offers for records, I had offers for tours, that I had to turn down.”
“But I realized that, he’s been “kissed”, and he’s not gonna change. He still worships Paul (Stanley) and Gene (Simmons).”
You can read other transcribed excerpts from the interview with Bob Kulick at Metal Sludge‘s website or listen to the interview below:
ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Grammy nominated guitarist, Bob Kulick. (Recorded October 14th 2019) Bob discusses working with Motörhead, his work with KISS and many other as well as his growing frustrations with people within the KISS camp including his brother and much more.