One On One With Mitch Lafon (113) – Bruce Kulick
In episode 113 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist, BRUCE KULICK
In this episode Bruce talks about his new KKB ‘Got To Get Back‘ album and single, working on Billy Squier‘s The Tale Of The Tape album, lending his talents to Michael Bolton‘s discography, Meat Loaf, the current state of KISS, working on the classic KISS album’s including REVENGE, his early days with KISS, Grand Funk Railroad,working with ESP guitars, the importance of his brother Bob Kulick, ideas for a (KISS) book and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
Speaking of KISS:
“I have no crystal ball to know when they’ll truly wind things down.”
The ’80s KISS era: “A lot of that material is more challenging than some of the vintage stuff that they do.”
On potentially replacing Ace: “I was always a nervous wreck because I realised if I got ‘the call’… I was happy in Grand Funk and look what happened to Eric. He was in and then he was out. So, I was like ‘how am I going to handle this?’ Would I really feel comfortable in Ace’s outfit, that skin and that vibe? And I would have to play everything like Ace. I don’t know. I was very conflicted. I was relieved that I didn’t get asked.”
Does he miss being in KISS? “Yeah, but at the cost of being the Spaceman… I think that’s a better situation for Tommy.”
KISS moving on in 2003-04? “Peter thought he had KISS over-the-barrel and the next thing you know Eric’s representative gets a call ‘can you suit up and be in Japan’ and off he went. Much more complicated with the Ace thing – there were a lot of complications about how reliable Ace was, how into it he was, what a wild card he was, and not by design, but a huge advantage for KISS; Tommy Thayer was always ready (just in case). Tommy’s past of having been in a tribute band doing Ace and he was there to break Ace in to remind him about some of the songs they did on the reunion tour… I used to hear the rumblings about Ace. ‘What are we going to do about Ace?’ “
This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.
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