Legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick has gone public with his dispute with his brother, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
On Friday, Bob made a public post on his personal Facebook page as as well as on his Instagram accusing his brother of contributory "copyright infringement" over the sale of "Kulick Brothers" merchandise items, including a signed photo. According to Bob, the items are being made available via Kiss Army Merchandise with permission from Bruce only.
"I have NOT given permission for this and have not been accounted to or paid for merchandise SOLD bearing my name and photos with my likeness," he wrote. "This is called COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT and an indication to all of you as to where my back stabbing Brother Bruce is in all this ! Disgraceful , uncalled for and a situation that will be answered in time !"
Bob went on to say that Bruce "has a restraining order" against him, but didn't offer any more details about the circumstances that led to the order being issued.
During 2017's "Kiss Kruise VII", the Kulick brothers played a 13-song set that featured 10 rarely performed KISS songs such as "Turn On The Night" and "All American Man", as well as three classics from Paul Stanley's 1978 solo album (on which Bob performed). That same year, Bob released a solo album, "Skeletons In The Closet".
Throughout his 40-plus-year music career, Bob Kulick has worked with an astonishing array of artists: from Meat Loaf to MOTÖRHEAD; from KISS to Michael Bolton; W.A.S.P. to Diana Ross; as well as legends such as Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley's first solo LP and tour.
Bob began his musical profession at 16 — when most high schoolers are still trying to figure out where they're going in life — appearing on the 1966 album "Winchester Cathedral" from the RANDOM BLUES BAND, the "baby band" that Bob played in that played The Café Wha in New York's Greenwich Village alongside Jimmy James and the BLUE FLAMES (later rechristened Jimi Hendrix).
1973 saw Kulick make the connection that he has been associated the most with throughout his career. He auditioned for — and got passed over by — KISS. Instead of being dejected, the six-stringer aligned himself with the band over the years, playing on the studio material on "Kiss Alive II", providing solos on the "Killers" album, co-writing "Naked City" from "Unmasked" and guesting on Paul Stanley's 1979 solo album and tour a decade later. He even suggested his brother to the band.
Bruce Kulick joined KISS in 1984 and remained with the band until the group's original lineup reunited in 1996. He joined GRAND FUNK RAILROAD in 2000 and continues to perform with the group to this day.
Bob discussed his growing frustrations with people within the KISS camp, including his brother, during an October 2019 interview with "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can listen to the chat below.
Promotional photo of Bruce and Bob Kulick courtesy of Head First Entertainment
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and with a heavy heart , I am compelled to post these photos and share this with all of you ...especially you KISS FANS The photos below are merchandise items currently being sold by KISS ARMY MERCHANDISE with permission from MY BROTHER BRUCE KULICK only I have NOT given permission for this and have not been accounted to or paid for merchandise SOLD bearing my name and photos with my likeness This is called COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT and an indication to all of you as to where my back stabbing Brother Bruce is in all this ! Disgraceful , uncalled for and a situation that will be answered in time ! The culprits are Keith Leroux Bruce Kulick ( who now has a restraining order against me ) Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Doc McGhee Please be advised that these “people “ are dishonorable and dishonest .....not like the HONORABLE artists that I Produced like Ronnie James Dio and Lemmy These are people who will lie cheat and steal just for the all mighty dollar Shame on all of YOU !!! PS These people are so pathetic that I had to give them $750.00 to start the merchandise operation and now they refuse to pay or acknowledge me #kissonline #kiss #brucekulick #kisskruise #theendoftheroad #rock #metal #docmcghee #acefrehley #lydiacriss #genesimmons #michaeljamesjackson #eddiekramer
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