Bruce Kulick became a guitar hero when he was asked to join KISS in 1984. As their lead guitarist, Kulick was featured in the band from 1984 till 1996, performing all around the world in addition to his recordings and videos with the iconic band. During those years, he earned multiple Platinum and Gold records and video awards. He's also heavily featured on KISSOLOGY II and III, the KISS DVDs spanning their historic 40 year career. Kulick has worked with German supergroup Avantasia, appearing on four of their popular CDs. In addition he toured or recorded with Meatloaf, Billy Squier, Michael Bolton, Lordi, and many other artists around the world through his many years playing guitar. His 2010 solo album, titled "BK3," was one of Classic Rock Magazine's Top 50 albums that year, featuring guests like Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Tobias Sammet (Avantasia), Steve Lukather (Toto) and more. Aside from his three solo CDs, his resume features over 60 album credits. The band that he formed in 1998 with John Corabi called, UNION, still has a staunch following. Since 2000, Bruce has been the lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, and keeps busy between Grand Funk shows in North America with his other music projects and sessions. He frequently travels abroad sharing his music with his faithful fans.
Special Guest Singer
Gabriela is a rock singer who has been working professionally since age seven, and performs all styles of music. Her musical inspirations include Eva Cassidy, Ronnie James Dio, Michael Sweet, and Steve Perry. At age 12, Gabbie Rae was signed to Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s (Outkast) Purple Ribbon Kidz Label. Her “Neverland” music video was featured on VH1′s Best Week Ever as well as Billboard and Rolling Stone. In 2011 she released “Don’t Look Down” her official Anti-Bullying music video. She is an ambassador for Free2Luv.org, and a regular at Lucky Strike's SOUNDCHECK LIVE, where she performs with the music industry's top touring and recording artists.
Special Guest Guitarist
Sam Bam Koltun
Sam Bam Koltun is the guitarist for GabrieLa. A current student of the esteemed Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, Sam is already a seasoned and respected player in the local rock music scene and beyond. Sam is a regular at Lucky Strike's SOUNDCHECK LIVE, where he performs with the music industry's top touring and recording artists.
Special Guest Singer
Budderside, Adler's Appetite
Singer-songwriter Patrick Stone joined Adler’s Appetite in 2011 after being referred to the band by legendary guitarist Slash. Stone, who is also an actor, has appeared in HBO’s Deadwood and John From Cincinatti. Patrick has worked with such artists as Lemmy Killmeister and Phil Campbell (Motorhead), West Arkeen (The Outpatience), Jimmy Bain (Dio), Simon Wright (AC/DC), Slash, Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Frankie Banali, Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), the Australian band Mammal and many more. He represents cutting edge clothing Virgin Blak, and is currently
preparing for his band Budderside's Summer 2017 tour with L.A. Guns.
Actor, Autism Activist
Dean McDermott is a Canadian-American actor who you can currently see on the Netflix show SLASHER. He is well known for his diverse credits which span from Touchstone’s OPEN RANGE opposite Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, and Annette Benning, to TV projects such as Lifetime’s
1-800-MISSING, CTV’s POWER PLAY, and the CBS drama DUE SOUTH. Other credits include CSI, THE CLOSER, WITHOUT A TRACE, NCIS as well as over 25 MOW’s. On the unscripted side, Dean is well known for hosting the cooking competition show CHOPPED CANADA which airs on the Food Network as well as 8 years of shows with his wife, Tori Spelling, on Cabin Fever, TORI & DEAN: INN LOVE and Home Sweet Hollywood.Dean has also been the Grand Marshal for the LA Ride For Autism for the past 9 years,a charity Dean holds close to his heart. Be sure to catch Dean in Dead Again In Tombstone with Danny Trejo, and as a bungling FBI Agent in the comedy Garlic and Gunpowder with Judy Tenuta and Martin Kove. Both are due out in Summer 2017.