Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has posted the following message on his official web site:
"So last week was the big NAMM show in Anaheim, California, and, of course, anywhere with that much gear and musicians is a good place for me to be. I was asked by the Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp to be part of a jam gig for Bugera Amps, made by a very large famous company called Behringer. Kip Winger was on bass and vocals, Mark Hudson on guitar and vocals, Earl Slick on guitar and Chris Slade on drums rounded out the all-star FC band, and we kicked off the pre-NAMM show with our songs Wednesday at the Hilton next to the convention center. We did BEATLES, AEROSMITH, LED ZEP, AC/DC etc., and the president of the company, Uli Behringer, (who is a great keyboard player) got up and jammed along on some of the songs.
"After our show, it was time to get some rest but of course I was approving a final mix for one of my songs for [Kulick's forthcoming solo album] 'BK3', the instrumental with Steve Lukather (using my laptop in my room at the Hilton is not the most ideal, but I have no worries with my trusty headphones making sure it was great). Sometimes you have to work on your music on the road.
"Next day the convention started and I have so many companies that have supported my career, so I was off to thank them and discuss their products, take pix, and of course drool, and I mean drool, at all the great gear that the manufacturers present on the floor. Gibson, Fender and ESP, PRS and Marshall were my first stops, having friends at all of those places, then it was off to SIT, Waves, Duncan Pickups, Tech 21, Orange Amps, LM Straps and Schecter Guitars. Of course, I had to REVISIT a few of them and back at the Gibson room I ran into Dave Amato from REO [SPEEDWAGON] and we had a short jam that was really cool. [See video footage below.]
"At the end of that long amazing day, Fender was having some big hush-hush party. I saw my friend from Musicians Friend (ironic right!) and he hooked me up. That hush-hush party was a meet-and-greet with none other than Eddie Van Halen! Having seen him last year here in L.A., his playing was amazing and I was excited to get a photo op with the man himself. His new Wolfgang guitar that he introduced through Fender is quite amazing, but I have to say, meeting him was even better!
"I was very impressed with all the gear I saw this year. All the companies seem to know how to make gear that really works well, plays well and sounds AND looks cool. I want to thank all of them for being supportive of my career.
"Six songs are mixed now for 'BK3' and a separate page link dedicated to the CD will be appearing soon. Also I hope all of the European fans will be out to see me with Eric [Singer], John [Corabi] and Chuck [Garric] (ERIC SINGER PROJECT) this coming February."