BOB KULICK – ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ Out 15th September


Fifty one years after making his recording debut, the well-respected axe slinger has decided it’s time to release his first actual solo album, Skeletons in the Closet. Kulick explains, “I started writing new music in 2015 which then turned-into songs co-written with my former Balance bandmate, Doug Katsaros and my brother Bruce. I’ve had the thought of doing a solo project using some of the musicians I had worked with in the past for some time. Now armed with 4 new original songs my girlfriend (photographer, Julie Bergonz) introduced me to producer Bobby Ferrari at Vegas View Recording and he loved the idea of working with me, the guest artists and the four new songs and that introduction led to the making of this album.
 
A ten song affair, Skeletons in the Closet is half brand new songs and half material from his storied past. “The idea of doing these new songs / retrospective songs as one CD only came to me after the new original songs were done. Then we added our cover of “Goldfinger” and pulled five of my all-time favourite songs out from my “closet” creating Skeletons in the Closet.”

Rich Man

Not Before You

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Musicians appearing on Skeletons in the Closet include:
 
Lead vocalists – David Glen Eisley, Andrew Freeman, Todd Kerns, Robin McAuley, Dennis St. James, Dee Snider, Vick Wright.
Bassists – Kjell Benner, Bobby Ferrari, Bruce Kulick, Dennis St. James, Rudy Sarzo, Chuck Wright
Keyboardists – Doug Katsaros, Jimmy Waldo
Drummers – Vinnie Appice, Frankie Banali, Chuck Burgi, Scot Coogan, Brent Fitz, Bobby Rock, Jay Schellen, Eric Singer

 

Skeletons in the Closet lineup song by song:

RICH MAN
 
Todd Kerns – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice – Drums
 
NOT BEFORE YOU
 
Robin McAuley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Bruce Kulick – Bass
Brent Fitz – Drums
 
LONDON
 
Dee Snider. – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bobby Ferrari – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards and orchestration
Frankie Banali – Drums
 
GOLDFINGER
 
Vick Wright – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bobby Ferrari – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards
Scot Coogan – Drums
 
PLAYER
 
Andrew Freeman – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Scot Coogan – Drums
 
INDIA
 
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Chuck Wright – Bass
Jay Schellen – Drums
 
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
 
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Chuck Wright – Bass
Jay Schellen – Drums
 
CANT STOP THE ROCK
 
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bob Kulick – Bass
Eric Singer – Drums
 
GUITAR COMMANDOS
 
Dennis St James – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bruce Kulick – Guitars
Dennis St James – Bass
Chuck Burgi – Drums
 
EYES OF A STRANGER
 
Dennis St James – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Kjell Benner – Bass
Bobby Rock – Drums

 
Fifty years is a long time to have a career in any type of industry. However fifty years in the cut throat music business is a miracle unto itself. Not to mention a relevant, successful run in not only one but several fields.
 
Grammy Award winning guitarist / songwriter / producer extraordinaire BOB KULICK began his musical profession at 16 – when most high schoolers are still trying to figure out where they’re going in life – appearing on the 1966 album, ‘Winchester Cathedral’ from the Random Blues Band, the “baby band” that Bob played in that played The Café Wha in New York’s Greenwich Village alongside Jimmy James and the Blue Flames (later rechristened Jimi Hendrix). “This was the first club gig I had experienced and it completely changed my world!” recalls the guitarist.
 
1973 saw Kulick make the connection that he has been associated the most with throughout his career. He auditioned for – and got passed over by – KISS. Instead of being dejected the six stringer aligned himself with the band over the years, playing on the studio material on ‘KISS Alive 2.’ providing solos on the ‘Killers’ album, co-writing “Naked City” from ‘Unmasked’ and guesting on Paul Stanley’s 1979 solo album and tour a decade later. He even suggested his brother to the band. “It took multiple tries but we finally got him there!” Bob laughs.
 
Aside from KISS, Bob has, of course, played with Meat Loaf, Balance, Lou Reed, W.A.S.P., Skull, Murderer’s Row and several other bands and studio projects over the years.