Guitarist Bob Kulick Dies At 70

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Veteran guitarist Bob Kulick, who played for KISS and Meat Loaf, has died at 70.

In a social media post on Friday, his brother Bruce Kulick (a former member of KISS) said he was “heartbroken” but shared no cause of death. 

“His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated,” he wrote. “I know [he] is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible.”

A Brooklyn native, Bob Kulick auditioned unsuccessfully for KISS in 1972 but was invited to play, uncredited, on a handful of tracks on four of the band’s albums. He also played on Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album and backed him on a 1989 tour.

Kulick also performed on recordings by W.A.S.P., Lou Reed, Diana Ross and Michael Bolton. He was a longtime member of Meat Loaf’s touring band and played on 1984’s Bad Attitude.

Kulick also wrote "Sweet Victory" for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Wrestler Chris Jericho posted a tribute to his friend of 15 years on Instagram. "Bob was a KILLER guitar player and brought a lot of people together & gave them a lot of joy with his music....I will spend the rest of the day listening to his work!"

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