BK3

BK3

by Bruce Kulick
     
 
As many well-versed metalheads know, Bruce Kulick was Kiss' guitarist during their wildly uneven "non-makeup era" of the mid-'80s through mid-'90s. After the original Kiss lineup reunited in 1996, Kulick was out on his own (although lending his songwriting talents to subsequent Kiss-related studio efforts), and launched a sporadic solo career.

Overview

As many well-versed metalheads know, Bruce Kulick was Kiss' guitarist during their wildly uneven "non-makeup era" of the mid-'80s through mid-'90s. After the original Kiss lineup reunited in 1996, Kulick was out on his own (although lending his songwriting talents to subsequent Kiss-related studio efforts), and launched a sporadic solo career. His third solo effort overall, the appropriately titled BK3, was released in 2010. Borrowing a page out of Santana's rule book, Kulick enlists quite a few special guests to drop by and lend a hand throughout, including a few surprise ones (the Knack's Doug Fieger, Toto's Steve Lukather) and a few not too surprising ones (Kiss' Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, Kulick's Union bandmate John Corabi). As a result, the majority of BK3 is hard rock-based, but with others dropping in and out of the tracks, there are a few stylistic detours to boot. Interestingly, Gene Simmons' track, "Ain't Gonna Die," catches everyone's favorite fire-breathing demon in a melodic mood, while his son, Nick Simmons, tackles a track that would have been expected from his papa, the heavier "Hand of the King." Elsewhere, dig the tough power pop of "Dirty Girl" (featuring Fieger) and the instrumental guitar shredfest "Between the Lines" (which sees Lukather and Kulick slugging it out on their six-strings), as well as quite a few songs on which Kulick handles the vocals himself. In the wake of recent inspired Kiss-related releases (Ace Frehley's Anomaly and Kiss' own Sonic Boom), Bruce Kulick keeps the winning streak intact with BK3.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
Label:
TWENTY 4 RECORDS
UPC:
0811481011689
catalogNumber:
1

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Performance Credits

Bruce Kulick   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gene Simmons   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
John Corabi   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Doug Fieger   Percussion,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Mark Robertson   Strings,Violin,Soloist
Nick Simmons   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Singer   Drums,Guest Appearance
Brent Fitz   Drums
Tim Cashion   Percussion
Tobias Sammet   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kevin Churko   Drums
Cliff Calabro   Background Vocals
Jeremy Rubolino   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeremy Lichter   Background Vocals
Alma Fernandez   Strings
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Strings
Sam Fischer   Strings
Ken Gullic   Background Vocals
George Kerhulas   Hammond B3
Christian Malmin   Background Vocals
Wally Wingert   Background Vocals
Neely Waiche   Background Vocals
Levana Waiche   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Simmons   Composer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
John Corabi   Composer
Bruce Kulick   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Nick Simmons   Composer
Brian Virtue   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Tom Jermann   Art Direction
Jorge Velasco   Engineer
Dan Lavery   Composer
Tobias Sammet   Composer
Kevin Churko   Composer,Engineer
Jeremy Rubolino   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Brent Chassen   Engineer
Michael Edwards   Logo

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