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Bob Kulick, Kiss guitarist and Spongebob songwriter, dies at 70

Bob Kulick, legendary guitarist for KISS and songwriter for Spongebob Squarepants, dead at 70: ‘I know he is at peace now’

  • His younger brother Bruce took to Twitter on Friday morning to make the announcement of his passing 
  • No official cause of death was given 
  • Bob performed on several KISS records including Unmasked, Alive II, Paul Stanley, and Killers 
  • The official KISS account posted the statement: ‘We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time’ 
  • Kulick composed, produced, performed, and co-wrote SpongeBob SquarePants song Sweet Victory which appeared on 2001 episode Band Geeks which became one of the most iconic anthems for fans of the highly-popular show 
  • He had a long career performing with some of the biggest acts in music as one of his earliest jobs was playing in studio for 1976 Lou Reed hit Coney Island Baby 
  • Kulick also appeared on Meat Loaf’s 1984 album Bad Attitude and toured with the Dallas, Texas native for years
  • He also produced Motorhead’s 2004 version of Metallica’s Whiplash which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance
  • Kulick also did session work for Diana Ross, Michael Bolton, and W.A.S.P 

Legendary guitarist Bob Kulick, who is best known for his work with KISS, Lou Reed and Diana Ross – has died at age 70.

His younger brother Bruce took to Twitter on Friday morning to make the announcement of his passing.

Bruce wrote: ‘I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. 

Sad: Legendary guitarist Bob Kulick (pictured in October 2015), who is best known for his work with KISS, Lou Reed and Diana Ross – has died at age 70

'I am heartbroken': His younger brother Bruce took to Twitter on Friday morning to make the announcement of his passing

‘I am heartbroken’: His younger brother Bruce took to Twitter on Friday morning to make the announcement of his passing

‘I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.’

No official cause of death was given. 

Musicianship definitely runs in the family as Bruce is also a KISS guitarist who is currently in KISS coverband Kuarantine with AEW pro-wrestler and lead singer Chris Jericho. 

Iconic: Bob also performed on several KISS records including Unmasked, Alive II, Paul Stanley, and Killers, as he is seen performing with Gene Simmons in October 2012

Iconic: Bob also performed on several KISS records including Unmasked, Alive II, Paul Stanley, and Killers, as he is seen performing with Gene Simmons in October 2012

Paying homage: The official KISS account retweeted Bruce's original post with the statement: 'We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time'

Paying homage: The official KISS account retweeted Bruce’s original post with the statement: ‘We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time’

Bob performed on several KISS records including Unmasked, Alive II, Paul Stanley, and Killers. 

The official KISS account retweeted Bruce’s original post with the statement: ‘We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time.’ 

More recently, Kulick composed, produced, performed, and co-wrote SpongeBob SquarePants song Sweet Victory which appeared on 2001 episode Band Geeks which became one of the most iconic anthems for fans of the highly-popular show. 

He had a long career performing with some of the biggest acts in music  as one of his earliest jobs was playing in studio for 1976 Lou Reed hit Coney Island Baby.  

'The winner takes all': He also composed, produced, performed, and co-wrote SpongeBob SquarePants song Sweet Victory which appeared on 2001 episode Band Geeks which became one of the most iconic anthems for fans of the highly-popular show

‘The winner takes all’: He also composed, produced, performed, and co-wrote SpongeBob SquarePants song Sweet Victory which appeared on 2001 episode Band Geeks which became one of the most iconic anthems for fans of the highly-popular show

Trailblazer: He (seen in Las Vegas back in August 2013) had a long career performing with some of the biggest acts in music as one of his earliest jobs was playing in studio for 1976 Lou Reed hit Coney Island Baby

Trailblazer: He (seen in Las Vegas back in August 2013) had a long career performing with some of the biggest acts in music as one of his earliest jobs was playing in studio for 1976 Lou Reed hit Coney Island Baby

Icon: Lou Reed seen performing in Paris back in 1996

Icon: Lou Reed seen performing in Paris back in 1996

Kulick also appeared on Meat Loaf’s 1984 album Bad Attitude and toured with the Dallas, Texas native for years. 

He also produced Motorhead’s 2004 version of Metallica’s Whiplash which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

Kulick also did session work for Diana Ross, Michael Bolton, and W.A.S.P.  

Shining star: He also produced Motorhead's 2004 version of Metallica's Whiplash which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, as he is seen performing in LA back in October 2012

Shining star: He also produced Motorhead’s 2004 version of Metallica’s Whiplash which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, as he is seen performing in LA back in October 2012

'Sorry to hear': AEW pro-wrestler and lead singer for KISS cover band Kuarantine paid tribute to Kulick

‘Sorry to hear’: AEW pro-wrestler and lead singer for KISS cover band Kuarantine paid tribute to Kulick

The tributes rolled in for the musician including one from the aforementioned former WWE Undisputed Champion Jericho who wrote: ‘Sorry to hear about the passing of the legendary @bobkulickmusic. 

‘I’ve known #BobKulick for 15 years and had the pleasure of working with him three times on a few of his famous “All Star Tribute” albums. Bob was a KILLER guitar player and brought a lot of people together & gave them a lot of joy with his music….I will spend the rest of the day listening to his work! @paulstanleylive @kissonline #Meatloaf @officialmotorhead @dianaross @michaelboltonpics @loureedofficial’

Rock radio and television personality Eddie Trunk wrote: ‘RIP Bob Kulick. Condolences to @brucekulick and their entire family. Bob played an important part in the history of @kiss and many others. Sad news. @BobKulickMusic.’

'Sad news': Rock radio and television personality Eddie Trunk also paid tribute

‘Sad news’: Rock radio and television personality Eddie Trunk also paid tribute

Paying tribute: Several musicians, fans, and friends alike took to Twitter to react to the sad news

Paying tribute: Several musicians, fans, and friends alike took to Twitter to react to the sad news

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