KISS, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed guitarist Bob Kulick dies at 70

Brenda Watkins
May 31, 2020

Bob Kulick's younger brother Bruce confirmed news of his death via Twitter on Friday, May 29. Bob also played for stars like Diana Ross and Meat Loaf.

Born Robert J Kulick in 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, Bob was an American guitarist and record producer.

"Please respect the Kulick Family's privacy during this very sad time".

In 2017, the Kulick brothers joined forces on the annual KISS Kruise to perform a 13-song set of KISS music live together for the first time, and they were supposed to team up again for the 2018 KISS Kruise. The cause of death is unknown. His love of music, and his expertise as a musician and producer ought to at all times be celebrated. "I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible", the elder sibling wrote. However, it was the next auditionee after him, Ace Frehley, who filled the spot.

The KISS merchandise feud escalated, and at one point, Bruce reportedly filed a restraining order against his sibling - a restraining order which also did not permit Bruce to comment publicly on the dispute, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

Bob Kulick, born January 16, 1950 in Brooklyn, N.Y., auditioned for the band that would become KISS in 1972, but he lost out to Ace Frehley.

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He began a near-50-year relationship with Kiss in 1973 after he auditioned for a role in the band.

Kulick also appeared on Meat Loaf's 1984 album Bad Attitude and toured with the Dallas, Texas native for years.

Another entry to the legendary guitarist's catalog was the song "Sweet Victory", used in the Golden Reel Award-winning episode "Band Geeks" of the Nickelodeon animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants". They released a follow-up in 1982, later reuniting for a third project in 2009.

He also performed on W.A.S.P.'s The Crimson Idol and Still Not Black Enough, and formed the groups Balance and Skull.

HollywoodLife has reached out to KISS lead singer Gene Simmons for comment.

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