-- At least one former KISS member is issue-free about the band's impending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick -- who spent 12 years with the group during their non-makeup period -- tells ABC News Radio that he thinks the induction is "a long time coming...[and] awesome."
KISS fans were disappointed to learn that the band doesn't plan to perform at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reportedly because of difficulties determining which incarnation should take the stage. Kulick gives those notoriously ardent fans credit for making the induction happen, noting that they've been "petitioning...for years" for the group's inclusion. He declares, quite simply, "the people have spoken."
Kulick parted ways with KISS when the band reunited with original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in 1996. Even so, he's remained friends with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as well as current KISS drummer Eric Singer -- all of whom can be seen on Kulick's recent wedding video, posted on his website. The guitarist married girlfriend Lisa Lane on January 4.
After leaving KISS, Kulick became a member of Grand Funk Railroad in 2000 and continues to play with that group. The band's next appearance will be at the House of Blue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 21. You can check out all of the veteran rockers' upcoming dates at GrandFunkRailroad.com/Tour.
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