Michael Bolton Blackjack
Bruce Kulick has been playing professionally since 1975. He first gained notoriety as a member of the touring band for Meat Loaf's classic Bat Out Of Hell album in 1977, playing dual guitars with his brother Bob. Shortly after, Bruce formed the band Blackjack with then aspiring singer Michael Bolton. After the release of two albums, Blackjack folded. Over the next few years, Kulick played with The Good Rats, including appearing on the album Great American Music and opening for Ozzy Osbourne. When his stint with The Good Rats was over, Kulick considered joining Billy Squier's band after playing on Squier's debut, Tale of the Tape.
This never materialized, as Bruce was asked to join KISS, where he remained as their lead guitarist for twelve years, joining the band for the Animalize tour in 1984 and continuing with the band until the 1996 Reunion Tour. Bruce performed around the world with the KISS, won many Platinum and Gold awards, and is heavily featured on KISSOLOGY II and III, the band's DVDs spanning their historic 35 year career. The amazing relationship he still has with the KISS Army is a true testament to his performing and writing abilities shared with the iconic group.
After leaving KISS, Bruce continued his musical development by forming UNION with John Corabi in 1997. UNION released three albums between 1998 and 2000 before going on hiatus to pursue other endeavors. Bruce and John teamed up with Eric Singer and formed the Eric Singer Project (E.S.P.), releasing an album in 1998. Bruce also maintained his connection to KISS, contributing to their Psycho Circus album, the Detroit Rock City soundtrack, and both of the solo efforts from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
In early 2001 Bruce released his debut solo album, Bruce is also heavily involved with the "Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, " and enjoys jamming and sharing his experience with campers as a counselor. Jamming with rock legends like Jack Bruce and Roger Daltrey who appear at the camps are also experiences that make Bruce proud.
In February of 2010 Bruce released his third solo album, BK3. Kulick invited several guest artists to appear on BK3, including Gene Simmons of KISS on the anthemic "Ain't Gonna Die, " the late Doug Fieger (The Knack) on "Dirty Girl, " Nick Simmons (son of Gene) on "Hand of the King, " former UNION cohort John Corabi on the moody "No Friend Of Mine, " Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) and Eric Singer (KISS) on the fierce "I'm The Animal, " and guitar legend Steve Lukather (Toto) on the exciting instrumental "Between The Lines."
Blackjack is the eponymous debut album of the American rock band Blackjack. The album was recorded shortly after the band's formation in early 1979 at Criteria Studios in Miami and released on Polydor Records on June 18, 1979.
Official music videos were recorded for the album's two singles, "Love Me Tonight" and "Without Your Love" and the...
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