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Monday, June 13, 2011
New Eric Carr CD Of Previously Unreleased Material To Include KISS Demo
John Jeffrey from RockMusicStar.com spoke with former KISS/current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick recently about a number of topics. A few excerpts from the chat follow: RockMusicStar: I'd like to talk about your involvement in the Eric Carr Story (which is a book comprised of interviews about the life and death of Eric Carr). I know it's been out for awhile, but it kind of flew under the radar for a lot of people, and I hadn't read you doing much press regarding the book. Did you read the book once it was released? Bruce Kulick: "I read a copy. Actually, to be quite honest, when I got it, I felt like it was looking at me all the time (as Eric's face is on the cover of the book). I kind of put off reading it because I was concerned about what feelings it would bring up. It's a hard thing, reliving anything to do with Eric. Obviously, there were really wonderful things to think about Eric, but having someone pass away from cancer so quickly, (thinking about) all that was going to be really hard. So I finally got brave one night, as I had a quiet night, completely free - as I didn't have to work, and I read it. It is the kind of book that you can read in one night easily. I was very upset by the end, reliving some of the very sad parts. I did get a couple of laughs. Then I saw a few things from some people that I thought were a little heavy handed, one way or the other. And then there were some people that didn't even belong in there get a quote. In particular, my ex-wife Christina, at times, I just thought her take was a little wacky. But she was kind of wacky back then too. In a way, she was friends with Eric, and he would try to talk to her, especially about relationships with Carrie (Stevens - Eric Carr's on and off again girlfriend, also featured in the book), who was our good friend - who I am still very close friends with, and I remember that it was hard for Eric to make Christina understand some of his issues. It was just stuff like that. But it was a good read. Obviously, I've already said it, if you're an Eric Carr fan, it's a must read. It was a hard read for me, only because of the tragedy of the story." RMS: In the book, Eric's sister, Loretta, mentions that there's going to be another Eric Carr CD of previously unreleased material. Are you involved in that at all? BK: I'm not involved in that at all, but I can tell you that the CD is going to have a cool (KISS) demo called, 'Dial L For Love'. It's a co-write with Gene (Simmons) and Adam Mitchell (with Eric Carr on lead vocals), something I worked on a little bit. I'm not even sure if I'm a writer on that, I don't even remember anymore. That's gonna be there which is great, because it's a really good song. I don't know the rest of the details, you'd have to ask Loretta. The center point piece of probably what she has is that one song, 'Dial L For Love'." Read the entire interview atRockmusicstar.com.