Bob Kulik, best known for his work with KISS, has died. He was 70. Kulik was the older brother of Bruce Kulik, who also played guitar with KISS.
W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has shared his tribute to guitarist Bob Kulick, who he had worked with on the band’s “The Crimson Idol” and “Still Not Black Enough” albums.
Lawless took to Facebook to share the following tribute, “When voices we know are suddenly silenced, we are left stunned and solemn. An extraordinary talent has now been silenced. I owe a large debt of gratitude to the one I nicknamed ‘3-day Bob‘. I’m not sure if he would ever know how much his talent would be held in awe by his peers and the world.
“As time passes in our lives, we reflect on what we have had, lost, and what we will miss the most. I was fortunate enough to have worked with him, and spend time with him going to Yankee games. We would talk about baseball more than music. His remarkable gifts left a uniquely indelible mark on my career and my life. I’ll always have those records to go back and listen to if I want to hear him speak. But if you wanna know who he really was, just listen to the music he made. Few, and I mean few, could do what this man did with an instrument.
“I used the word earlier… but I must use it again… EXTRAORDINARY!!”
Meat Loaf paid tribute with this post, “Bob rocked that stage with his brother Bruce,” he said via Facebook. “His contribution to that year can never be repaid. We started with being booed in Chicago… but not off that stage, NOT US. We came to rock and we did for a year. The end of that year Bat [the Bat out of Hell album] had sold almost seven million in the states. We were headlining to thousands.” He continued: “Bob, we could not have done it without you. As your Brother Bruce wrote yesterday, keep playing that guitar loud in heaven.”