Bruce Kulick planning on recording some songs with his ‘Kiss Kruise’ band

Bruce Kulick planning on recording some songs with his ‘Kiss Kruise’ band

Former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick was recently interviewed on the Pod of Thunder podcast.

For the last few years, Kulick has played on the KISS Kruise with his own band currently consisting of lead vocalist / guitarist Todd Kerns, bassist Zach Throne and drummer Brent Fitz. The group performed some rarely played KISS songs from Kulick‘s time in that band (from 1984 to 1996) that has been so well received that many wonder why Kulick and his band aren’t taking that show on the road.

Kulick was asked on the podcast whether he would ever take his band on the road to which he replied (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):

“We have gotten a few offers and people asking about things. I am a full-time member of Grand Funk, even though that means not the same as some bands where you go off for two months at a time or almost a year like KISS just did in 2019. And then last year, for example, Todd and Brent played with Slash [featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators] and they did so many gigs with Slash, it was ridiculous. Then, of course, Slash got busy again with Guns N’ Roses. We’re going to look at the opportunities that come our way that could fit everyone’s schedules. So I don’t want to say we couldn’t do something. I just don’t know yet and I certainly want to make it work if it was going to be something. I don’t necessarily want to take this band out and play clubs where I have a couple of hundred people. That’s not going to be very exciting to me because even though I know they’re hearts will be in the right place, the people in the club, but to have a pool deck full of a couple of thousand people on the cruise, you get used to that. I’m not sure, really, what really the response would be in the States. I think internationally, it would do even better and that makes it even more complicated because it’s expensive to go to Europe or South America. I bet we could play some festivals and the only problem with that is that’s kind of during my busy time with Grand Funk. I’m going to weigh all the options and see the best what I can do.

My guys are really patient about it; they understand. But the big ask is whether we get asked to do ‘Kiss Kruise 10’, which I’ll presume, I mean, I haven’t officially been asked. We have such an exciting thing to look forward to with that. Who knows? Maybe there will be some other things. The other important thing I did want to mention is I do really plan to record with the guys. We all happen to live in Las Vegas. We almost thought about doing that when we were prepping for the cruise, but it took a lot of work to put together the set we did. I’d like to say we’d be able to put out two to four songs, maybe an EP of material, some original, some covers. These guys are the right to do it with because they’re really talented and we all get along so well and play well together. We’ll see how that pans out. That’s a goal in 2020 that I really think, even before I could say, ‘Yeah, catch us at these venues. We’re gonna do this West Coast run or we’re gonna do this Midwest run,’ but, I’d like to say at some point I’d be able to do some things like that.”

You can read other transcribed excerpts from the interview with Bruce Kulick at Blabbermouth‘s website and/or listen to the podcast below.

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