Watch Bruce Kulick Play Kiss’ ‘Detroit Rock City’ With a Jazz Band
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Kiss‘ classic 1976 Destroyer opening track, “Detroit Rock City,” has been covered in many styles, from metal to bluegrass to ska. This past weekend, the band’s former guitarist Bruce Kulick helped take the song into the world of jazz.
As you can see in the video above, Kulick was the special guest of the long-running Los Angeles-based band Nutty, who specialize in transforming beloved classic-rock songs with innovative jazz arrangements. For example, their 2012 album Jetsetter Jazz! finds them interpreting Jimi Hendrix‘s “Purple Haze,” Aerosmith‘s “Same Old Song and Dance” and Van Halen‘s “Running With the Devil.”
Kulick fits in quite well with the outfit, showing off a much different side to his playing than he typically did during his 12-year run as Kiss’ lead guitarist. During that time, he played on five of the band’s studio albums, from 1985’s Asylum to 1997’s Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions.
If you’re in West Hollywood tonight, you can catch Kulick sitting in for Ultimate Jam Night: Kiss at the Whisky-a-Go-Go. This January, he’ll be back on the road with Grand Funk Railroad, whom he joined in 2000 following his departure from Kiss.
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