Posts Tagged “Grand Funk Railroad”

On the latest episode of the “Talking Metal” podcast (web site), former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick reveals that his three solo albums will soon be released on iTunes for the first time. He also mentions that the iTunes release of the “BK3” album will have two new bonus tracks. Other interview topics include GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, Michael Bolton, JUDAS PRIEST, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Mark St. John, Paul Stanley, Vinnie Vincent, Eric Carr, Ace Frehley and Bruce‘s recent wedding. Check out the chat using the Spreaker widget below.

Kulick married his girlfriend, Lisa Lane, on January 4.

Bruce, 60, proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve in 2012 in London, England.

In 1984, Bruce joined KISS, where he remained as their lead guitarist for twelve years, accompanying the band on the “Animalize” tour and continuing with the band until the 1996 reunion tour. Bruce is heavily featured on “Kissology – Vol. 2” and “Vol. 3”, the band’s DVDs spanning their historic 35-year career.

Kulick‘s third solo album, “BK3”, was released in Europe in January 2010 via Frontiers Records and in North America in February 2010 through Twenty 4 Records/Rocket Science Ventures. The first single from the album, “Hand Of The King”, featuring Nick Simmons (son of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons), was a digital-only release available at all online music stores, including iTunes.

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Some of rock’s biggest names have joined together in an auction to benefit famed music producer George Tutko (OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, LITA FORD, PAT BENATAR, JOURNEY, ROD STEWART), who was recently diagnosed with cancer. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history, and all proceeds will go to the George Tutko cancer fund to aid with his medical bills.

Up for auction is a Schecter Diamond Series guitar signed by:

* Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE)
* Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD)
* Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE, DIO)
* Rick Springfield
* Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE)
* Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS)
* Micky Dolenz (THE MONKEES)
* Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS)
* Albert Lee (legendary blues guitarist)
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Carlos Cavazo (RATT, QUIET RIOT)
* GREAT WHITE (Mark Kendall, Audie Desbrow, Michael Lardie, Scotty Snyder, Terry Ilous)
* QUEENSRŸCHE (Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Todd La Torre)

To bid, please go to this location.

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The official lyric video for Rob Zombie’s cover version of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’s classic “We’re An American Band” can be seen below.

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Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is “calling all rocking Americans” to submit videos of them “rocking out” to Rob’s cover version of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’s classic “We’re An American Band”.

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In part two of a new video interview, Bruce Kulick shows off the ESP guitars he used during his later years in KISS, his signature models and favorite guitars from his solo career as well as his time with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD.

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Scotty The Rooster of “The Metal Factory” radio show on Insane Realm Radio recently conducted an interview with former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick.

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Kadavar: top beards, top riffs

There’s a new whiff on the scene. The smell of authenticity. And it’s coming from German heavy psyche lords, Kadavar. “Our music is inspired by late 60s and early 70s music,” says drummer Tiger (yes, Tiger). “We love that handmade, groovy aspect, and build upon those ideas. Still related to its original blues roots, the hard rock and psychedelic genres were defined back in those days.”

The trio – also featuring vocalist/guitarist Lupus Lindemann and bassist Mammut – openly worship the giants of that era, those who created the blueprint for so much music that’s still inspirational. “We all like the style of Grand Funk Railroad, Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream,” continues Tiger. “For me, the biggest influence are the Beatles. Lindemann’s favourites are Hawkwind and Gong; he’s Mr. Psychedelia. Mammut is very into bluesy stuff like The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Black Keys.”

Not very metal? Perhaps, but the band convincingly showed how to combine all these influences on last year’s self-titled debut album, winning the hearts of fans of all walks of life. Now, recently signed to Nuclear Blast, they’ve developed it all to spectacular effect on second album, Abra Kadavar.

“We tried to sound more live on this album,” says Tiger. “It’s generally a bit straighter, and has more rock energy. Also, the songs are more diverse. There are tracks that are closely related to our first record, but also ones that sound different. And the end of the record shows our passion for krautrock and psychedelia.”

Right now, there’s a growing number of young bands who have a similar attitude and outlook to Kadavar. As in the late 60s, these musicians are connected as much by their diversity as much as by similarities. As Tiger admits, it’s making for a healthy scene. “It’s good having people around that burn for the same thing as us. Bands like the Blues Pills, Graveyard and Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats…” Welcome back to 1969!

Abra Kadavar is out now via Nuclear Blast. Grab it here if you fancy: http://smarturl.it/KadavAbraKadav

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On February 2, Dani Buarque of the “Lokaos Rock Show” conducted an interview with former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick before his performance at the Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Rob and the boys

Rob Zombie releases new, brilliantly titled album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor via Ume on April 22, and the pretty much undisputed king of Horror Metal has discussed the album and his new film (and a spectacular anecdote involving Ozzy and some crack cocaine) in a new chat filmed at this year’s South By South West Festival. Check it out…

Stream Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town here

“It seems to happen every couple of years or every 10 years or every five years or whatever, you have a moment when it all comes together,” our Rob tells the Toledo Free Press. “Not that the other records are bad, but not every record can be like the most inspired event in your life. But for some reason, this one feels like it is. The songwriting, the sound of it, the vibe, the production — it’s special.”

“It’s stylistically sort of a little bit of everything,” he adds. “Fans of my really old stuff will love it because there’s a certain aspect of it that’s very reminiscent of that. But it also is very looking to the future. It’s hard to describe music to somebody if they haven’t heard it, but I feel like it’s the best of all of the things I’ve done. I’ve finally found a perfect match between the old stuff I did and the new stuff. That’s the way it sounds to me anyway.”

Our prediction: gory.

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Tracklist

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

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Rob and the boys

Rob Zombie releases new, brilliantly titled album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor via Ume on April 22, and the album’s first single Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town (just rolls off the tongue, eh?) is now online.

Stream Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town here

“It seems to happen every couple of years or every 10 years or every five years or whatever, you have a moment when it all comes together,” our Rob tells the Toledo Free Press. “Not that the other records are bad, but not every record can be like the most inspired event in your life. But for some reason, this one feels like it is. The songwriting, the sound of it, the vibe, the production — it’s special.”

“It’s stylistically sort of a little bit of everything,” he adds. “Fans of my really old stuff will love it because there’s a certain aspect of it that’s very reminiscent of that. But it also is very looking to the future. It’s hard to describe music to somebody if they haven’t heard it, but I feel like it’s the best of all of the things I’ve done. I’ve finally found a perfect match between the old stuff I did and the new stuff. That’s the way it sounds to me anyway.”

Our prediction: gory.

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Tracklist

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

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