Former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick revealed whether he will reunite with KISS or not for the band’s The End of the Road World Tour in his recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
As you probably know, Bruce Kulick joined in KISS when the band’s former guitarist Mark St. John left the band due to his reactive arthritis diagnosis. Until the original KISS members’ reunion in 1996, he performed in five KISS albums, ‘Asylum,’ ‘Crazy Nights,’ ‘Hot in the Shade,’ ‘Revenge,’ and ‘Carnival of Souls: The Final Session.’
During his interview, Kulick shared his ideas about KISS’ The End of the Road World Tour, which was scheduled for 2019 but postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 restrictions. As you may know, the tour recently kicked off on August 18, 2021, in Mansfield.
Bruce Kulick highlighted that the fans are expecting extraordinary things and he will be happy to perform some of the band’s iconic songs with his former bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley during KISS’ farewell tour. However, he clarified that he hasn’t talked with them about their possible reunion yet.
Kulick said in his interview that:
“That’s always been kind of what they’ve shared publicly. I’ll be honest, It’s not like I have the plan or, like, Gene and Paul said to me, ‘This is how we want to do it. These are the songs.’ I don’t have the details. My wife Lisa and I chat about it because people ask. I do know I’ll be at least able to capture Doc McGhee on the boat for a little bit and go, ‘What’s the plan?’ I don’t want to dance around the questions. I have some ideas of how this could be. ‘Tell me what you’re thinking?’
There was a big pause button on their schedule. They would have ended their tour this summer if COVID never happened. They had a venue booked. It was a stadium in New York. That was going to be the end. Now I don’t know when it would be if it’s in 2022. I don’t know. I hope I’m there. I hope I get to play a couple of songs with them.
The fans are expecting something special, and it should be. Everyone alive should be there. I’m not going to tell them that Vinnie should be there if they don’t want to see Vinnie. I do hope Ace and Peter are going to be a part of it as well.”
In addition, Bruce Kulick stated that he wishes to see Vinnie Vincent, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss performing together with the current KISS members for the band’s farewell tour.