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May - June 2007

June 29, 2007
YouTube Clip From Georgia Guitar Clinic

Debby, one of Bruce's fans who attended his recent guitar clinic at Ponier Music in Kennesaw, Georgia, has sent us the link to this great YouTube clip of one of Bruce's youngest fans getting down to Bruce's solo from "Rock and Roll All Nite".

Radio JimmyDreamz To Air Bruce Special Episode

Time After Island Time (TAIT), one of the shows on Radio JimmyDreamz, will be airing a special episode featuring Bruce:

"Our guest on this episode of TAIT is rock and roll royalty. We welcome guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist Mr. Bruce Kulick. Bruce has toured and recorded with a variety of artists including Meat Loaf, the Good Rats, Billy Squier, Blackjack, and for 12 years toured with the hottest band in the land... KISS. Bruce has two solo albums of his own, currently plays lead guitar with Grand Funk Railroad, and even with all of these amazing accomplishments he loves his fans and is a down-to-earth guy. In addition to playing on both Gene Simmons' and Paul Stanley's recent solo records, Mr. Kulick is working on a third solo album and we hope you enjoy the interview, his work with other bands and his solo music."

The TAIT special on Bruce is scheduled to air at the following times:
  • Monday, July 2, 2007 - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 8:00 PM
Tune into TAIT's special on Bruce Kulick from anywhere in the world on Radio JimmyDreamz.

June 19, 2007
Jack Bruce's Jam With Bruce's Fantasy Camp Band

At Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp London, campers jammed with Rock Royalty. In this YouTube video, Jack Bruce of Cream jams with campers from Bruce Kulick's band, Cinco de Yayo, to "White Room".

Want to make your Rock fantasy a reality? Visit www.rockcamp.com

June 17, 2007
Rare UNION Recordings Posted On MySpace

Several rare UNION recordings have been posted on MySpace, including covers of Edgar Winter Group's "Free Ride" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water". Also available are rare performance videos, including covers of "Honky Tonk Women" and "Surrender".

Bruce Guitar Clinic June 23rd In Georgia

Don't forget that Bruce will be at Ponier Music in Kennesaw, Georgia on Saturday, June 23rd for a clinic and Q&A. Do not miss this chance to learn from a legandary rock star. Tickets are only $8.00 in advance and $10.00 the day of the show. For more info contact Ponier Music at 770-422-7766 or 770-514-5700.

The Marietta Daily Journal has written up a nice promo piece about Bruce's upcoming visit, which you can read here.

June 16, 2007
Bruce To Attend St. Louis KISS Expo June 24th

The 2007 St. Louis KISS Expo will be held Sunday, June 24th from 1:00PM to 8:00PM at the Holiday Inn Southwest & Viking Conference Center on Watson Road in St. Louis. Special guests include Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad and ESP) and KISS Army Founder Bill Starkey. Bruce and Bill will be answering questions and will be available for autographs and photos. For more information, including ticket prices, visit http://www.getalifeinc.com/

June 12, 2007
New Grand Funk Tour Dates Added

More Grand Funk dates have recently been added in: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee * Sturgis, South Dakota * Homestead, Florida * Uncasville, Connecticut. These are 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.

June 9, 2007
Bonus Liverpool & Cavern Club Fantasy Camp Blog!

"Well as you all know, the 5 days of the Fantasy Camp were simply amazing. And no matter how exhausted we were, the next morning about half the camp signed up for a bonus day to Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles. How cool is that! So off we were to the train station at 9 AM for a first class ride for 3 hours on Virgin Trains. Had a blast talking with everyone, resting, eating, and there even was a little jam with Spike Edney leading the gang singing Beatles songs like in the famous mop top movie, "A Hard Days Night". Fantasy Camp rocks the train!"

Click Here For Bruce's Complete London Fantasy Camp Blog!

June 6, 2007
Online Guitar Lesson From Bruce

Gibson.com is now offering guitar lessons online, one of which features Bruce teaching the KISS hit "Forever". The online lesson is an excerpt from the KISS Forever Instructional DVD, which teaches guitar players how to play 10 KISS classics. You can check out the online lesson at Gibson here, and buy the KISS Forever DVD here.

June 1, 2007
Bruce's London Rock Fantasy Camp Blog

DAY 1 -

"I am thrilled to be in London, birth place of what moved me to play guitar. From the Beatles to Cream to the Rolling Stones to Led Zep and Queen, you all know what kind of music has come from the UK. And today I had one of my most memorable experiences in my life!"

DAY 2 -

"I thought it would be hard to compete with having rock bass legend Jack Bruce visit and jam with the campers, but day two was another dream come true. I knew this camp would take me and my camper band to Abbey Road, but I didn't realize we would record in the same studio as the best group in rock and roll, THE BEATLES! Studio two at Abbey Road is where magic happened and changed our lives, and my campers were to have quite a special experience."

DAY 3 -

"Another exciting day at the UK Fantasy Camp. I woke up and finally landed on my feet after working 6 hours at Abbey Road studios famed Studio 2. It was time to get back to rehearsing the band on our three songs. "Day Tripper" was getting tighter and tighter, and of course we had "Bitch" by the Stones pretty dialed in as we just had Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones play that song with us the night before. Special guest Gary Brooker from Procol Harum, famed for the great song "Whiter Shade Of Pale", stopped by for a visit."

DAY 4 -

"Day four started off with my band, "Cinco De Yayo" going to Abbey Road Studios to record our new original that would be titled "Rock Steady". Scott, our journalist bassist, was missing in action, and I was freaking in the shuttle bus. I felt something was wrong and everyone tried to calm me down. But I was right... his plans to travel from his girl's place instead of the hotel backfired when the transportation was cancelled. He finally showed up wet and tired an hour late. But we got a bass from John Henry's as we were all really excited to cut that new song."

DAY 5 -

"Last day of the camp, and the excitement along with the exhaustion of the days are in the air. All 7 bands playing for 15 minutes on stage in Studio One at the most famous studio in the world, Abbey Road! We had a morning session of rehearsal, and now it was time to discuss the staging of my band, "Cinco de Yayo". We knew Yayo, our amazing young 14 year old front-man, would introduce himself as "half Monster, half Mexican" but together WE are Cinco De Yayo!!"

Click Here For Bruce's Complete London Fantasy Camp Blog!

May 29, 2007
Bruce Interviewed About St. Louis KISS Expo

On June 24th the very first KISS Expo will be held in St. Louis, at the Holiday Inn Southwest and Viking Center. Recently, Jim Ousley of PLAYBACK: STL interviewed Bruce about his history with KISS and what fans can expect at the St. Louis KISS Expo:

JO: From your perspective, what has been the most interesting thing about these KISS conventions?

BK: I guess one of the things that fascinates me is how the KISS fans are passing this along to the rest of their families. So obviously, the KISS fan that saw the original band, or 12 years into it when I was in my non-makeup version of the band, they're in their 30s, and have a wife and children. Now the kids are five to ten years old and, through their parents, they're fascinated by KISS. They're the next generation. The look in their eyes when they actually see one of the KISS members, and they'll know me from the album covers or the Unplugged show that we did; it just really freaks me out. It becomes a family thing, which I really think is one of the amazing things about KISS.

JO: The band really has achieved this instantly recognizable iconic status, almost on the level of Disney or Coca-Cola.

BK: Right, and when it even moves into my history of the band which has no makeup, you know then I'm really flattered, of course. At that time, we were more of a typical rock band, although there was never anything typical about working with Gene and Paul; we were kind of a step different and above a lot of the hair bands of that era. So it's always great that fans are so excited to meet me.

JO: What I always thought was terrific about your tenure of the band was that you guys proved there was a life to the band without the makeup.

BK: Sure, we always tried to put on a big show. If it wasn't lasers it would be incredible pyrotechnics, or we would come down from a lighting truss in the ceiling. Every night was like riding on a Disneyland ride.

JO: You were a successful musician before you joined KISS. What was it about KISS that taught you something about the music business you may not have known previously?

BK: I had some experience before walking into the band, so that really helped me out quite a bit with the very intense nature of suddenly joining a band like KISS that had just released a platinum record. But the way Gene and Paul worked was really interesting. Once you have that success they already experienced, they're pretty much able to call the shots. I saw that perspective for the first time. When I worked with Meat Loaf, obviously I was just a backup guitarist, and I kind of watched him not call any shots, and just kind of go crazy from the fame. What I learned from Gene and Paul was that they experienced all of the ups and downs in the business so they knew how to protect the band and move forward and survive in a difficult industry. They were able to deal with the record company and people who did the tours in a very tough way, because they rightfully felt that no one knew their vision like they did.

JO: I know you recently played on Paul Stanley's latest solo album, but is there anything KISS-related coming up that you can talk about?

BK: I do have some news on the upcoming KISSology 2 DVD; it's really going to be incredible. I recently got a sneak preview of some of it. A couple of the guys from MTV came over and I recorded a commentary track for a couple of the concerts that I appeared on. The first KISSology went from 1974 to 1977. KISSology 2 picks up in 1978 and goes to 1995 for the reunion. So basically it starts on the solo records, and goes into the Vinnie Vincent era, taking off the makeup, then on to the time I joined the band. Some of the concerts featured are from the Creatures of the Night tour and the Hot in the Shade tour, and they're really well shot. So much better than the bootlegs out there.

JO: Do you have any fond memories of visiting St. Louis on past tours?

BK: Back in the day when I played with Meat Loaf, I met a young man who was really into guitars, and had a very small store at the time that would sell guitars to musicians that were touring. We developed a long relationship, and the store is called Silver Strings. We became such good friends, actually, that when I got married in '89, he was at my wedding. So once every year or so, I get to see him every time I'm in St. Louis. I really like the town and find the people to be really cool. It's become such a melting pot; also, it's like a little New York with all of the different people that come there. I think this is the first KISS Expo that St. Louis has had, so I'm looking forward to it, and I think we'll have a great time.

For more information, including ticket prices, visit http://www.getalifeinc.com/

May 28, 2007
Bruce Mentioned In Cream/Jack Bruce Reunion Article

Yahoo! Music recently featured an article about Jack Bruce and a possible Cream reunion, in which Jack's recent performance at the London Rock Fantasy Camp with Bruce Kulick, Simon Kirke, and Spike Edney was mentioned:

"[Jack]Bruce made an infrequent performance Thursday, playing Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room" with former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and Queen keyboardist Spike Edney before about 75 spectators at the Fantasy Camp. Bruce also played Cream songs with the camp's amateur bands, composed of about 50 rock fans who paid upward of $15,000 each for the privilege."

You can read the full article here.

May 25, 2007
Bruce To Take Part In 2007 NY Rock Fantasy Camp

Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp is returning to the Big Apple for another star-studded experience that will blow you away! The 2007 NY Rock Fantasy Camp will take place from August 30th - September 3rd. Bruce, who is a veteran of both the previous Los Angeles and New York Fantasy Camps, and who is currently rocking out at the London Rock Fantasy Camp, will once again be joining the fun! Others scheduled to appear include Paul Stanley, Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, and Kip Winger.

Please note, due to his GFR touring schedule Bruce will not be able to participate as a full-time counselor this year, but is scheduled to attend on MONDAY, September 3rd for the Battle of the Bands and Big Jam.

To find out more about the 2007 NY Rock Fantasy Camp, click here.

May 23, 2007
Bruce At London Rock Fantasy Camp May 24th-28th

Don't forget that May 24th to May 28th the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp will be held in London, England and 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.

May 21, 2007
Bruce Meets Argentinian Fans & Signs Guitars...
As Well As Another Permanent Autograph!

We've received more photos from Bruce's visit to Argentina for his guitar clinic and two shows at Club Acatraz. First, we've got numerous photos from Pao who, along with her friend Tute, attended the guitar clinic and both shows:
Next, we've got two great photos from Nico: Bruce signing his guitar, and Nico with the signed guitar.

Nicolas Herrero also got Bruce to sign his guitar.... as well as his arm, which he had made permanent by having the "Bruce Kulick / KISS" tattooed on!

Fan Franco sent us this very nice photo of him and his Bruce autographed guitar.

Finally, Marcelo Garcia also sent in this photo of him with Bruce. Thanks to all of you for sending in your photos!

May 17, 2007
More Photos From Brazil KISS Fest

More pictures have arrived from Bruce fans who attended the recent KISS Fest in Brazil. First, Joao sent in a great picture of him and Bruce posing with a replica of a guitar Bruce used on the Asylum tour. Additionally, we have received several photos from fan Eduardo A. Mendes: Thanks Joao and Eduardo!

Argentinian Fan Gets Permanent Autograph

During his recent visit to Argentina Bruce met fan Alejandro 'Lale' Rizzotti, who sent us this photo collage of his meeting Bruce and getting Bruce's autograph... as well as the tattoo he had done to make the autograph permanent! Now that's a dedicated fan! Thanks for sending the photo Alejandro.

May 15, 2007
More Video From Bruce In Brazil

Marcio Augusto of the KISS ARMY BRASIL web page has sent us even more great links to YouTube clips from Bruce's recent visit to Brazil for KISS Fest:
Thanks Marcio!

May 14, 2007
Photos & Video From Bruce In Brazil & Argentina

There are some great photos and video clips available online from Bruce's recent trip to Brazil and Argentina. Marcio Augusto of the KISS ARMY BRASIL web page has sent us a link to some photos from Bruce's visit to Brazil, which you can click here to view.

Additionally, there are a couple of clips up on YouTube from Bruce's guitar clinic appearance in Argentina: "Unholy" and "Pair of Dice" from Bruce's solo CD AudioDog (which is incorrectly captioned "Union" on the YouTube page).

Also, Brazillian fan Dudu sent us this photo of him with Bruce, as did Mauricio Malheiros.

May 7, 2007
Bruce To Attend St. Louis KISS Expo

The 2007 St. Louis KISS Expo will be held Sunday, June 24th from 1:00PM to 8:00PM at the Holiday Inn Southwest & Viking Conference Center on Watson Road in St. Louis. Special guests include Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad and ESP) and KISS Army Founder Bill Starkey. Bruce and Bill will be answering questions and will be available for autographs and photos. For more information, including ticket prices, visit http://www.getalifeinc.com/

Bruce Guitar Clinic In Argentina

Bruce will be holding a guitar clinic at Speed King in Sarmiento 1679, Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 14, 2007. For reservations/tickets email soundsandjams@gmail.com.

And click over to Bruce's Tour Dates Page to see Bruce's complete schedule of guitar clinics, expo appearances and GFR shows.

May 4, 2007
Bruce Guest Appearance On Lion's Share CD

Swedish melodic metal masters Lion's Share have posted two new songs from their long-awaited comeback album "Emotional Coma" on their MySpace page. "The Edge of the Razor" features guest solos performed by Bruce, and the song will also be the first video from the CD, which is scheduled for release on June 15th. Click over and give it a listen!

May 1, 2007
Bruce PodKISSt Available

When he was in Myrtle Beach for the KISS Expo this past February Bruce sat down with Corey Nowlin and Mike Flasch to record an interview, which is now available on the KISS Army PodKISSt page. There are several KISS related items in the podcast, but Bruce's interview starts at the 42 minute mark in case you want to get right to it! Check it out!

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