BRUCE KULICK Guests On Shout It Loud Podcast, Discusses Final KISS Show And His Departure From GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
January 7, 2024, a month ago
The Shout It Out Loudcast celebrates their fifth anniversary with one of their favorite guests, Bruce Kulick. He sits down with hosts Tom and Zeus for over an hour and gives his honest opinions about NOT being invited to the final KISS shows in New York, his thoughts on the shows, his relationship with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, his departure from Grand Funk Railroad, his future projects, possibilities of working with Gene Simmons, and so much more.
Check out the full interview below. It begins at the 32 minuite mark.
Kulick on the final KISS show at Madison Square Garden in New York:
"Nobody (former band members) was ever mentioned (during the show). To not discuss KISStory on your final night, I think was a really big missed opportunity by the band. I don't feel it served a narrative of the years. Now, let's not forget the avatars, because I think it was something that could have clouded the entire decision as to how they wanted to handle the last night. With the avatars, I think they lost sight of everything they did (over the course of their career) and only wanted to concentrate on this eternal version of KISS."
Bruce Kulick has left Grand Funk Railroad after 23 years, reports Ultimate Classic Rock. He played his final concert with the group on December 14 in Marietta, Ohio.
The former KISS guitarist turned 70 that same month, and as he tells UCR during an exclusive interview, the milestone made him consider his future. “I really wanted to look at what I wanted to do personally and creatively,” he says. “I’ve always loved playing with Grand Funk for all of those years, but all of that travel for most weekends of every month, all year, the time involved became more and more difficult.”
As Kulick shared during a wide-ranging conversation, he’ll turn the focus back to his own legacy here in 2024. He’s looking forward to having the chance to work on a variety of potential projects - including new solo music and a potential memoir.
While he was careful to stress that nothing is set in stone yet, Kulick is excited about many possibilities - including the potential opportunity to spend more time celebrating “his era” of KISS. He has seen first-hand how new generations have continued to discover his past work with the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame legends. “It’s just remarkable that I was involved with a band with that kind of fame and that kind of influence on the youth,” he marvels. “Every generation going from there, that they haven’t forgotten me at all is wonderful.”
Read the interview at Ultimate Classic Rock.