Bruce Kulick Feels Hurt By Gene And Paul’s KISS Decision

Bruce Kulick told Chaoszine that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley injured him. Kulick mentioned the original KISS members and the late manager, saying that although he understood why the band used avatars, he was outraged that they ignored them:

“I know they admire everyone I just mentioned—it’s not that they don’t—but they didn’t comprehend that you’re honoring that along with, ‘Wow, this current band made it through all this. Check out our multimillion-dollar show. Showing the avatar now. That contributed to their neglect of the past. They thought big and forward, which I like. Okay. Fine. I knew they wouldn’t want to start a TV program with the finest Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. I knew they wouldn’t do that because there’s something like, ‘Ewww’ — for them to be a part of it or judge that would be weird, but to take them and make them avatars made sense to me.”

He said it stung that they clung to their digital selves: “It was an extra ‘ouch’ when I saw videos of how they ended the concert the next day. They said good night. We’re immortal. Suddenly, smoke and no sight. Then screen opens. Which do you hear first? My guitar performing ‘God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You.’ My big reveal. They chose ‘God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll’, the correct music. That was likely selected with the avatar makers. Not like, ‘Oh, let’s do ‘Shout It Out Loud’.’ They sometimes perform the song, but not often. So there. It includes me. I thought, “Whoa, this is really weird,” because all the guitar sections were there.

Final Show Was Lacking in ‘Kisstory’
Kulick told Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live! about missing KISS’s January gig. The last KISS concert was different from Stanley and Simmons’ 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, he said. Bruce said that KISS fans ‘expected more of Kisstory’ during their farewell Madison Square Garden show: That didn’t happen. Unfortunately, the band squandered its chance. It was their decision. This machine was on the ‘End Of The Road’ tour. Last night was a huge future setup. Kisstory felt disrespected by the squandered chance. I have heard from fans that all I wanted was not, ‘Oh, Bruce was in the band for 12 years.’ Fans sent this.”

Similarly to the prior interview, he expressed regret that members did not mention their former members: “Why they couldn’t say or show a video montage of the band’s great eras. How do you conduct that event without mentioning Eric Carr or representing him? How not to mention Ace and Peter? Wow, even bigger.” Watch the latest interview below.

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