November - December 2007
Bruce's brother Bob broke his leg badly on December 16th while playing softball. While he is on the mend now (after becoming the bionic man with a titanium plate & rod put in his leg!), fans can wish Bob a speedy recovery by emailing him directly to express your best wishes.
Bruce, Chuck, Eric and John send all their fans Christmas Greetings with this "Elf Yourself" online holiday card! We all knew the guys could rock, but who knew they had such holiday spirit!
Video clips of Bruce's recent visit to Brazil have been popping up on YouTube, and a few in particular have a bit better sound quality than others and are definitely worth checking out. All of the below clips are from Bruce's performance with Brazilian band Mundo Cão in Curitiba at the venue Ópera1.
Thanks to Michael Edwards for bringing these to our attention.
"Got an invite to the Gene Simmons Roast and it was a hilarious evening. It ran so late I couldn't even stay till the end, but some of the jokes about Gene and KISS in general were brutal, but very funny. He asked for it, and he got it. I also had the pleasure of speaking with Nicholas, his son. Imagine a young, spitfire version of Gene, without the knowledge of fame and fortune. A classy offspring, so Gene and Shannon have done great with their unique style of family. He is a family jewel! Sophie was not in attendance as it was a bit blue and, shall I say, inappropriate.
Also spoke with Geoff Tate from Queensryche, Alice and Chain's Jerry Cantrell, and Scott Ian from Anthrax. Metal Skool was the house band, and they are very funny to entertain. I know they will have to edit this event, as it was taped for A&E. BTW, I did not ROAST Gene, that was left for the comedians and his son. Can't wait to see the final version. Thanks to Gene for the invite. I had a great time!!" - BK
Congratulations to Bruce's parents on the recent celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary!! Bruce and his brother Bob were on hand to help them with the celebration, which included both a fancy chocolate cake as well as a cake marking their 60 years together!! Congratulations!!
DON'T FORGET that Expo Rock will present Bruce & ESP live in Mexico City at the Vive Cuervo Salon on Friday, December 14, 2007.
More information is available at www.exporock.net and www.ticketmaster.com.mx, including ticket prices and special ticket packages that include front row seats and backstage passes!
The first photos from Bruce's visit to Brazil are showing up online. KISS Killers' Harlley Rodrigues has been kind enough to let us know that some great photos (including the one featured here) from Bruce's visits to Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte have been posted on the KISS Killers' website and can be viewed by clicking here.
There is a new interview with Bruce available at the Red & Jerry's Rockin Metal Revival website:
"Former KISS/Union and current Grand Funk guitarist Bruce Kulick stops by for a return visit. Bruce tells Red & Jerry about how his latest solo release is coming along, the Rock N Roll Fantasy camps, some upcoming ESP shows,
and of course they talk about KISS!!!"
You can download the interview podcast by clicking here.
Bruce is appearing in Brazil December 5th through 8th at the following locations:
Live To Jam has posted up a video clip from the KISS Forever DVD which features Bruce demonstrating the pedal board configuration he uses. To see the video click here.
And don't forget there is also an online guitar lesson with Bruce available at Gibson.com which features Bruce teaching the KISS hit "Forever". For more info click here.
There is an article featuring Bruce in the October 2007 issue of the Spanish rock magazine This Is Rock: The Ultimate Rock Magazine!
You can check out the magazine's online site by clicking here.
Bruce was recently featured in Brazilian Guitar Player Magazine, as well as receiving some press from a magazine in Holland. You can view the articles by clicking the links below.
Brazilian Guitar Player page1
Brazilian Guitar Player page 2
Holland BK article
Bruce was recently interviewed by Antonio Rodrigues Junior for Brazilian hard rock magazine Comando Rock's November 2007 issue. The topics covered include: Bruce's next solo CD BK3, his visits to Brazil for KISS conventions, his time with KISS, the ESP live CD and DVD, KISSology, and much more. You can read the interview on Bruce's In The Press page.
Bruce and ESP are headed back to Mexico this December! Expo Rock will present ESP live in Mexico City at the Vive Cuervo Salon on Friday, December 14, 2007. More information will be available soon at www.exporock.net and www.ticketmaster.com.mx, including ticket prices and special ticket packages that include front row seats and backstage passes!
Bruce is heading back to Brazil! Plans have finally been confirmed for Bruce to make three appearances at the beginning of December, so Brazilian fans will be getting an early Christmas present! The scheduled events will take place:
Bruce will be appearing at the December 6th & 8th events along with the band Mundo Cao, and you can check out their web page here.
The band Boot Camp, which is fronted by Ken Gullic of Fontana Distribution, released a CD titled "As You Were" a few years back that included guest appearances from Robin Zander, Bruce and Adam Schmitt. Well, a cool video clip has surfaced of the band, including Bruce, performing the KISS classic "Nothin' to Lose" which you can check out by clicking here!
DON'T FORGET: Bruce will be making a special appearance at the Las Vegas Rock Fantasy Camp on November 9th only. Due to his touring schedule with Grand Funk he is unable to be a full time counselor, but will be dropping in for one special day. You can find out more about the Vegas Rock Fantasy Camp by clicking here.