This Day In Rock. KISS
Bruce Kulick was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 12, 1953. He has been playing professionally since 1975. He first gained notoriety as a member of the touring band for Meat Loaf's classic Bat Out Of Hell album in 1977, playing dual guitars with his brother Bob. Shortly after, Bruce formed the band Blackjack with then aspiring singer Michael Bolton. After the release of two albums, Blackjack folded. Over the next few years, Kulick played with The Good Rats and opening for Ozzy Osbourne. When his stint with The Good Rats was over, Kulick considered joining Billy Squier's band after playing on Squier's debut, Tale of the Tape.
This never materialized, as Bruce was asked to join KISS, where he remained as their lead guitarist for twelve years, joining the band for the Animalize tour in 1984 and continuing with the band until the 1996 Reunion Tour. Bruce performed around the world with the KISS, won many Platinum and Gold awards, and is heavily featured on KISSOLOGY II and III, the band's DVDs spanning their historic 35 year career. The amazing relationship he still has with the KISS Army is a true testament to his performing and writing abilities shared with the iconic group. After leaving KISS, Bruce continued his musical development by forming UNION with John Corabi in 1997. In early 2001 Bruce released his debut solo album, Audio Dog, which was followed in 2003 by Transformer.
In February of 2010 Bruce released his third solo album, BK3.
Currently, Bruce is continuing his work in Grand Funk Railroad as the lead guitarist.