Bruce Kulick Reunites With His First Band for New Album
Bruce Kulick is getting back together with his old band. No, not Kiss; it's KKB, his very first group. The guitarist started KKB back in 1974, with friends Mike Katz and Guy Bois, on bass and drums, respectively. The trio has returned with a new album and song titled "Got to Get Back."
The project is rounded out by remixed and remastered songs from the band's original tenure together. Updates includes the addition of a string quartet, scored by longtime Kulick collaborator Jeremy Rubolino, to the ballad "Someday."
The original tapes had sat dormant as Kulick rose to fame through a 12-year stint during Kiss' non-makeup era, only to be discovered again in 2008 when the guitarist finally came across a TEAC tape deck that would play the old reels of KKB recordings.
"This music represents a time in my career that I feel helped define the potential of my guitar playing," Kulick says in a press release about the album. "It gives me chills to hear it. The interplay with Mike on bass and Guy on drums was expertly executed, filled with passion that defined our age. To think that so long ago I was involved in something this powerful that sat in my closet unheard for nearly 35 years made me furious."
In all, Kulick played on five Kiss studio projects, among them Asylum, Revenge and Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. He also appeared on two concert releases, including Alive III.
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