Bob Kulick, Kiss Guitarist, Dies Aged 70 | 22 Words

The tragic news has broken that former Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick has passed away at the age of seventy.

Keep scrolling to read more about his remarkable life...

News is just in that Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick has passed away.

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He was seventy-years-old.

But firstly...

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Let's take a rewind back in time.

Born in 1950, New York...

Kulick was raised in Brooklyn of New York City.

He spent the majority of his childhood playing guitar...

And in 1972, he took a chance by auditioning for the lead guitar spot in the then-new band, Kiss.

The American glam-rock band are known for their flamboyant stage presence...

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And even though band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss were very impressed by Kulick's performance, they ended up choosing the much glitzier Ace Frehley for the spot.

This wasn't the end of the road for Kulick, however.

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The band liked his style of playing that much, they decided to hire him as a studio guitar player.

He went on to play on 4 Kiss albums...

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Including Alive II (1977), Unmasked (1980), Killers (1982), and Creatures of the Night (1982).

He also worked on Paul Stanley's 1978 solo album...

And he played alongside him on his 1989 tour.

Kulick worked as a session musician for many years...

Early in his session career, he played lead guitar for Lou Reed on his Coney Island Baby record.

He followed this up with a long-running stint in the Neverland Express, Meat Loaf's touring band which was on and off for years.

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This led to appearances on several Meat Loaf albums, most notably on 1984's Bad Attitude.

His discography is vast...

He was involved with a project called Skull, releasing one album, No Bones About It, in 1991. Kulick also performed on the W.A.S.P albums The Crimson Idol (1992) and Still Not Black Enough (1995).

The guitarist then went on to become a producer.

He produced Motörhead's "Whiplash", produced and played guitar on the theme for WWE wrestler Triple H, and earned eleven platinum or gold records working with Kiss and Diana Ross.

And amazingly...

Kulick was the one who composed, produced, and performed "Sweet Victory" with Eisley in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Band Geeks" on Nickelodeon.

So it's safe to say that Kulick's career was a pretty successful one...

And he made quite the name for himself in the American music industry.

Kulick has been in a long-term relationship with actress Stella Stevens since 1983...

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And he resided in Las Vegas for the majority of his adult life.

But tragedy struck on Friday, 29th May.

Kulick's brother, Bruce, took to social media to announce the passing of his brother. "I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated," Bruce's tweet read. "Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time. RIP."

Tributes have been flooding in...

And Kiss issued a formal statement, describing how they are "heartbroken."

Kulick had worked with so many people in his life...

And he had clearly left his mark.

People have been left heartbroken by this loss...

And his cause of death is currently unknown.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Kulick family during this difficult time.

Rest in Peace, Bob.