On october 28th when we arrived in Miami for the KISS Kruise V, we went that evening to the Pre-Party at the Hard Rock Cafe with special guests Ken Kelly & J.R. Smalling!
Ken Kelly was the artist who did the KISS Destroyer (& Resurected) Love Gun album covers aswell Ace Frehley's Space Invader cover. Also he did some art on Gene Simmons basses.
So I had my vintage original, from the 70's, Destroyer album cover with me for signing. When he signed it he asked if it was a new copy of the 40th anniversay series, but I said it was my original one bought in the 70's. He was impressed how it looked, like new, lol.
Also one of the original members of the KISS crew from the early days, J.R. Smalling, was special guest at this pre-party. Together with Peter "Moose" Oreckinto, Rick Munroe & Mick Campise he wrote the book Out On The Streets about stories on the road with KISS in their early days.
He sold copies of this book and we want to meet him and get a signed copy of it!
He personalised the book for us, such a nice guy!
It was great to meet both and a perfect start to the KISS Kruise V...