Bruce Kulick later became an official member of the KISS lineup from 1984 to 1996; it was actually Bob who suggested Bruce for the gig. In 2017, the Kulick brothers joined forces on the annual KISS Kruise to perform a 13-song set of KISS music live together for the first time, and they were supposed to team up again for the 2018 KISS Kruise. However, after a contractual dispute, Bob withdrew from the cruise and blasted Bruce on social media, accusing his younger brother of “copyright infringement” and “back-stabbing” over the allegedly unauthorized sale of “Kulick Brothers”-branded merchandise and autographed photos. Bob went on to claim that Bruce had taken out a restraining order against him, but offered no further details.
It was in fact Bruce Kulick (who has never publicly addressed Bob’s accusations) who announced the news of Bob’s death, posting on Facebook: “I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.”
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