March - April 2007
Bruce attended the Hollywood Collectors &
Celebrities Show this past Friday and Saturday and has these cool photos to share from the weekend. Also, check out the Multi-Platinum award that was presented to Bruce for Kanye West's "The College Dropout" CD! The track "Never Let Me Down" on the CD makes use of the song "Maybe It's The Power Of Love" which was written by Bruce and Michael Bolton.
For more pictures and a new Message From Bruce, click here.
Grand Funk's tour schedule continues to explode! Dates have recently been added in: Pleasanton, California * Shawnee, Oklahoma * Webster, Massachusetts * Bremerton, Washington * Evansville, Indiana * Hampton, Virginia * Snyder, Texas * Homestead, Florida. This is in addition to the numerous summer dates that were already on GFR's tour schedule! Click over to the Tour Dates Page for Bruce's complete schedule.
There is a video up on Motor Rock from Bruce's appearance December 16, 2006 in Lima, Peru. The video has a great montage opening, as well as Bruce participating in a performance of "Unholy". Click on over and check it out!
Annick attended the ESP concert at Plato in Helmond, Holland on March 17, 2007, took some great photos of the show, and was kind enough to share them with us.
Click here to check them out.
There is a great review up at Jukebox - Music Rocks of the concert ESP performed at Underworld in London on March 25, 2007. Click here to read the review.
There is an awesome video interview with Bruce up at the ESP Guitars website. Bruce Kulick: A History With ESP features a sit down interview with Bruce recounting his 20 year history with ESP guitars, including his breakdown of the specific features of the guitars he enjoys and why ESP Guitars have served him well from KISS to UNION to GFR and beyond! Check it out!
Just came back from the first GFR show of the year and it rocked. A few days before I was in Washington DC for a corporate show through the Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. We played for some special guests at a big medical convention. Great time was had by all! But I had to be a tourist. Check out the pix!
"I wish to express my sympathy to Mark St John's family and friends. Though Mark was the guitarist I replaced, I respected his talent and contribution to KISS. May he rest in peace." - BK
Bruce will soon be headed to Brazil for KISS Fest 2007, where he is the guest of honor. The KISS Fest will take place at the Excalibur, Sousas on May 12th. More details, including a complete schedule of events and ticket information, can be found at the Official Brazil KISS Fest page. While in Brazil Bruce also plans to hold a guitar clinic at one of the local music schools, details of which will be forthcoming.
Bruce will also be headed to Buenos Aires, Argentina for an appearance following his stop at KISS Fest. More details will be posted soon so keep checking back!
For now, click here for a special video "invitation" from Bruce regarding Brazil KISS Fest 2007.
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp is going to England and they want you to come along for the ride of your life! From May 24th - May 28th (with a special 6th night option in Liverpool) the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp will be held in London, England. Bruce, who is a veteran of both Los Angeles and New York versions of the Fantasy Camp, will be making the trip to serve as one of the Camp Counselors! To find out more about the London Fantasy Camp, click here.
Jason Holliday attended the most recent Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which was held in Hollywood during February 2007, and where Bruce was his Camp Counselor, and he wrote up an awesome account of his experience:
I guess I will start at the beginning as that is always a good place to begin. In December of 2006 I saw the advertisement for Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC), and noticed that Paul Stanley was going to be a special guest, and Bruce Kulick was going to be a counselor. I knew right then that I had to go to this camp. I called, signed up and received the 2nd to the last guitar spot, talk about cutting it close. At that time I requested to be in Brucešs band, they said they would see what they could do seeing as how I was such a HUGE KISS fan. And they came through, I was in Bruce's band. So I was dying for 2 months while waiting for camp to arrive and it did. After 2 months of practicing and getting chops all in order I got on a plane and headed to California, which by the way I have never been to, I am from Lakeland, Florida (yes the same Lakeland where Ace shocked himself on stage). So I get to CA, check in to the hotel, check in with the camp, meet two wonderful people that work for RRFC, Katie Locke and Christina Crossken. These are 2 of the nicest people you could ever want to meet, they took care of everything, and if you needed it, and didn't have it, they would get it for you. It doesn't matter what it was!!
Day 1 of Camp - We head over to SIR studios, which was a sight. We all get there, check in, and have some lunch. When we get in the room we see the camp counselors on stage jamming, basically just getting warmed up. There was Mark Slaughter on guitar, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on guitar, Simon Kirk on drums, Teddy Zig Zag on keys It was an all star lineup. They jammed a bit while we had lunch and got acclimated to the environment. Afterwards they sat us down in the main jam room or hall and began to welcome us. Once the hellos and how are ya's were over we started the audition process. All this was, was a way for the counselors to see your skill level to know where to place you in the bands. All the counselors had a band and there were 13 of them. I was number 17 and my song was China Grove by the Doobie Bros. A great song, and I was able to perform it with Skunk Baxter on rhythm, Teddy Zig Zag on keys, a couple other campers on guitar with me, and I think Sandy Genaro on drums. Sandy is from Joan Jett and Cindi Lauper. He also was the person who flew out to Aussie to get Peter Criss up on his game for the Symphony show. Sandy is one hell of a drummer and knows what he is doing behind the skins for sure. So I did the song, nailed all parts, nailed the solo, and was on cloud 9. I got off stage and everyone kept coming up to me saying what a great job I did and that I sounded great. This was very good to hear as I have doubts about my guitar playing, I am my worst critic, so it was nice to hear the compliments. I sat down behind the judges/counselor table and was just taking it all in after my audition, and Jane Wieldan from the Go-Go's leaned back in her chair and said "Are you Jason?", I said "yes m'am", she says "you sounded great up there, good job", I said "thanks" as I begin to hyperventilate on myself. That was so awesome. I just sat there and soaked it in that she gave me a huge compliment, it was absolutely unreal.
To read the rest of Jason's account, click here.
You can also read Bruce's Blog from the Hollywood '07 Fantasy Camp by clicking here.