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Last Updated: Friday, 17 October, 2003, 09:13 GMT 10:13 UK
Kiss guitarist shot outside club
The original Kiss line-up formed in 1973
Former Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick has been shot in the leg and grazed by a bullet to the head outside a West Hollywood nightclub.

Thursday's shooting occurred when a clubber began shooting into a crowd of 300 people, according to police. One other person was shot in the foot.

Kulick was treated at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre and released.

The 49-year-old was the lead guitarist for Kiss between 1984 and 1996 and has since formed his own band.

He was injured standing outside a music club about a quarter-of-a-block from the Rainbow Room club, one of the most infamous venues in Los Angeles.

The gunman was arrested and treated for wounds after being tackled to the ground.

The Rainbow Room is the venue where Marilyn Monroe met her future husband, baseball star Joe DiMaggio, in the 1950s.

Kiss are one of the biggest rock bands in US history, having formed in New York in 1973, and achieving fame through their elaborate make-up, outrageous costumes and spectacular live show.

The band was formed by bass player Gene Simmons and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. Frehley left the band in 1984 to be replaced by Kulick, but later rejoined the band for tours and their 1998 album Psycho Circus.

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