Bob Kulick The 70-Year-Old Part-Time Guitarist For Kiss Passes Away
Bob Kulick, the guitarist who toured and worked with the band, KISS, in the recording studio, and on stage, passed away at the age of 70-years-old today, a report from Billboard magazine revealed.
Bob's brother, Bruce, wrote on his Twitter account that he was "heartbroken" to announce the tragic news. Bruce described his lost brother as having a great "love of music" and his talent both as a producer and as a musician should continue to be celebrated.
Bruce also asked for fans to respect the privacy of his family during this tragic time. At the moment, it's not clear precisely how he died. Bruce first became associated with the band, KISS, in the early 1970s during an audition, but he was passed over for Ace Frehley.
Despite that fact, Kulick worked for the band on a number of albums including on the 1978 solo record from Paul Stanley. KISS also commemorated the death of Kulick on their Twitter account, stating that they were sending their "condolences."
Kulick not only worked with the legendary 1970s band, but he also played with Lou Reed on Coney Island Baby , as well as in Meat Loaf's traveling band, Neverland Express. His contributions spanned even further to records from the band, W.A.S.P., as well as the song, "Sweet Victory," for the legendary series, Spongebob Squarepants.
This wouldn't be the first time the entertainment industry lost one of its stars in the last year. Little Richard, one of the most iconic figures in the history of popular music, also died after a long battle with bone cancer.
His death was commemorated by many in the entertainment world, spanning across both the filmmaking business as well as the music industry. For instance, the director, Ava DuVernay, explained that Little Richard used to visit a restaurant she worked at in LA on a weekly basis.
The pair got to know each other over the years, and he tipped her $100 every single time he went to the restaurant. Ava said she appreciated it a lot and it helped her immensely at that point in her life.