“It’s a real kick to know these great guitar players as contributors to the legacy of Grand Funk”: Bruce Kulick retires from Grand Funk Railroad, with Bob Seger guitarist Mark Chatfield taking his place

Bruce Kulick Mark Chatfield
(Image credit: Getty Images / Grand Funk Railroad)

After 23 years, Bruce Kulick has announced his retirement from Grand Funk Railroad. Long-time Bob Seger guitarist, Mark Chatfield, will take his place and is set to make his live debut on January 12 at Ledyard, Connecticut’s Foxwood’s Casino.

The Connecticut show kicks off a six-date tour for the band. It visits New Jersey, Florida, Iowa and Las Vegas before wrapping up at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.