Ask prolific guitar player Bruce Kulick why being a judge for the School of Rock¬†"Battle of the Bands" June 29 and 30 at Summerfest is important to him and the¬†former member of KISS says that "seeing them be creative or just cover a classic rock¬†tune is truly a joy to me."
It‚Äôs that love of music that has fueled a career that has continued to climb since¬†1975. Kulick debuted as a touring member of Meat Loaf‚Äôs band playing dual¬†guitars with his brother Bob. From there, Kulick rocked in Blackjack with Michael¬†Bolton, opened for Ozzy Osborne with the band The Good Rats, played on Billy¬†Squier‚Äôs "Tale of the Tape" and perhaps most famously, held down lead guitar¬†for 12 years for the "hottest band in the world," KISS.
Kulick is kind, warm and well spoken. A workaholic and animal lover, Kulick¬†is refreshingly down to earth, but still possesses little eccentricities that¬†communicate he is a highly creative individual. Dressed sharply in designer¬†denim, a tailored jacket, fabulous shoes and tasteful "rocker" jewelry, he exudes¬†a confidence and mastery for his craft that only comes with the experience he¬†has garnered working with some of the music business‚Äô biggest and "baddest."
Could there be anyone left for Kulick to shred for? He says, "I always wanted to¬†jam with Paul McCartney! I love that he still rocks and he is in his 70s. A real¬†inspiration for all."
With a resume that reads like a who‚Äôs who of rock n‚Äô roll, Kulick offers some¬†great advice for the up-and-coming artists he will be judging this weekend on¬†the Summerfest stages:
"Be patient, and follow your instincts. Being a clone of¬†another band is never a great idea. Be influenced by the bands that you love, but¬†don't copy them exactly. Put yourself into your own idea of what a band or artist¬†should be."
School of Rock is a national, franchised music education program that utilizes¬†the expertise of stars like Kulick for mentorship and instruction. The Summerfest¬†"Battle of the …Read more...