‘I Can Say That Eric Clapton Is God,’ Former KISS Guitarist Exclaims

Ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick gave Goldmine a list of the top ten bands and albums that changed his life and made him the musician he is today. Besides KISS, the guitarist mentioned the only ever band and album he ever worshiped as much, saying:

“[It’s] Cream, ‘Disraeli Gears.’ This power trio made me want to be Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton. I still worship this group [Cream], and these talented players burned their DNA into my musical soul.”

He then explained how Cream’s work convinced him Clapton really was a ‘guitar god:’

“I love Jack’s bass playing, and I can say that Clapton is God from his execution and emotion on this LP.”

Even though the guitarist would have wanted to be a part of the trio, Kulick brought what he learned from Cream to work, including his role in KISS. More recently, KISS fans got excited when Bruce shared a video on Twitter of him performing with Gene Simmons and Eric Singer at a special performance in Las Vegas.

Since this was the first time Kulick performed with the band in almost three decades, the clip caused rumors among fans about a possible reunion during KISS’s farewell tour. The guitarist wrote:

“‘Deuce’ with some KISS moves at the end (naturally)! Yesterday, the show for the KISS fans was so much fun for all!”

As a response to Bruce’s tweet, a fan wrote:

“It would be so amazing to see you back on stage with them, dude.”

There is no confirmation from either side if there will be a reunion; either way, Bruce is focused on his solo work and is on the road with Grand Funk Railroad. You can learn more information about the tour here.

You can read Bruce Kulick’s interview with Goldmine here and listen to Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’ album below.