Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with legendary guitarist, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Mark Farner’s American Band. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his early career with Grand Funk, recording and touring with Dick Wagner, going solo, his newest music, and a whole lot more.
The 80s and early 90s were a time of guitar god saturation, and perhaps you missed Bruce the first time around. I implore you to take a look back, and you will find that Bruce’s playing not only holds up, but it’s perhaps head and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. Simply put, a player, such a Bruce Kulick, will never go out of style, and his versatility will keep him at the forefront of the instrument for as long as he chooses.
Many of us know Grand Funk, and most of us love Grand Funk. They were one of the first true Arena Rock bands, and they, along with a few others, sort of set the tone for what was to come in the late 70s, early 80s, and beyond.
When I was growing up, in my mind, there was no bigger or greater band than KISS. While the make-up era was what initially drew me in, I eventually came to love the non-makeup era equally. For the majority of those years (1984-1996), Bruce Kulick was the band’s lead guitarist, and through that music, he became one of my all-time favorites.