KISS Album Cover Artist Ken Kelly Has Died at 76


Ken Kelly, the fable artist who painted the long-lasting KISS covers of the rock band's Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977) albums, died this week at age 76, in line with stories from Blabbermouth and UCR.

“A second to keep in mind the good Ken Kelly,” KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley mentioned on Saturday (June 4). “His fable artwork captured the bigger than lifestyles symbol of KISS completely. Leisure In Peace.”

See a couple of different remembrances concerning the overdue artist down towards the ground of this publish.

Kelly created rock and steel album paintings in the ‘70s, ‘80s and past. He additionally did Rainbow‘s Emerging (1976) and a couple of Manowar album covers, together with Combating the Global (1987) and Kings of Steel (1988). His colourful KISS artwork might neatly had been his calling card.

Kelly's dying used to be previous showed this week through Danny Stanton, president and founding father of live performance promoter Coallier Leisure. Stanton mentioned on Friday (June 3), “RIP KEN KELLY. You are going to all the time be a legend within the KISS international. The sort of nice man, artist, pal.”

Born in Connecticut in 1946, Kelly started in comics and horror mags within the early ‘70s. Later that decade, then-KISS drummer Peter Criss introduced him onboard.

“I had all the time idea it used to be [KISS’] Gene Simmons, however Criss’ spouse mentioned it used to be he who used to be studying [me] whilst Gene and Paul Stanley have been studying Wonder,” Kelly as soon as informed Print. “Criss used to be basically answerable for me finishing up being the quilt man.”

Loudwire sends condolences to Kelly's friends and family, lovers, KISS and all of the KISS Military.

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