Although Ace Frehley is considered the quintessential Kiss guitarist by most fans (he was an original member and vital force), it was Bruce Kulick who occupied Kiss' guitarist position for the longest amount of time -- 11 years, from 1984-1995. Born in Brooklyn, NY on December 12, 1953, Kulick discovered music through his older, guitar-playing brother, Bob. While the young Bruce was still getting his six-string chops together, Bob Kulick was busy playing with local bands -- nearly landing a spot with the original Kiss in the early '70s. Bob eventually became an in-demand session player, working with such notables as Kiss (he remained friends with the band after his initial tryout), Lou Reed, and Mark Farner. Bruce eventually followed in his older brother's rock & roll footsteps.