THE BASICS ON BRUCE KULICK: REAL NAME: Bruce Kulick (the only Kiss member to never change his name!) BIRTHDATE: December 12, 1953 BIRTHPLACE: Brooklyn, NY KISS MEMBER STATUS: late 1984 - mid 1996 KISS PERSONA: None INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Lead Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, some Vocals INFLUENCES: Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Cream, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin MARITAL STATUS: Divorced from wife Kristina CHILDREN: None SOME FACTS & TIDBITS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT BRUCE KULICK: * Bruce's older brother Bob was almost the original lead guitarist for Kiss....that is right before Ace stumbled into the room! * Bruce began playing guitar at age 11, due to his brother's influence. * Bruce attended Queens College in New York, as a music/guitar major. * Bruce, at one time, worked at the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. * Bruce's first professional music jobs were with disco acts George McCrae and Andrea True. * Bruce has worked with numerous major acts, including Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell" tour and "Dead Ringer" album), Michael Bolton (they were in a band together called Blackjack that released two albums on Polydor Records in the late 70's/early '80s), Good Rats, and Billy Squier * Bruce's first appearance on a Kiss record was the solo on "Lonely is the Hunter" on the 1984 "Animalize" album. * In 1988, Bruce auditioned for the lead guitarist role for Mick Jagger's second solo album "Primitive Cool," but lost out to guitar legend Jeff Beck. * Bruce is currently a member of Mayhem Records act Union, which also includes one time Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi. Bruce and John are also included in Eric Singer's new cover band project ESP.