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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:18 pm

RIP Kenny Kerner

Saw this on Facebook :
Sad news to report. Kenny Kerner's son has confirmed that Kenny has passed away due to complications from diabetes.
Another important piece of Kisstory is gone, RIP Kenny.

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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:20 pm

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Wow...

R.I.P. Kenny. You had a hand in two damn classic albums.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:22 pm

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Very sad news. R.I.P. Kenny.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

Sad indeed. He produced my 2 all-time favorite albums from ANY artist. R.I.P.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:25 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

Thanks for posting

My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
R.I.P. Kenny , you were a vital part of Kisstory
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:26 pm

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RIP Kenny. Thanks for your part in KISSTORY. Those two albums, especially the Debut, are stone cold classics....
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:29 pm

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Oh my god.... RIP :(
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:32 pm

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So sad to hear... May he rest in peace.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:33 pm

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Damn.. We are all getting older.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:37 pm

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so sad :( RIP kenny!
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:37 pm

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Bubba wrote:Damn.. We are all getting older.


Remember when we were the young rebellious crowd? I often think that I have more days behind than ahead... Sucks.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:39 pm

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So sad, rest in peace Kenny. "Hotter than Hell" is the GREATEST album ever made! And, for that I thank YOU! :(
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Sad news indeed. Rest in peace.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:45 pm

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Sad news...best wishes to his family.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 6:52 pm

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RIP. I heard him interviewed by Mitch Lafon a month or two ago. He was writing a book titled "I Discovered Kiss." The first LP is a masterpiece. I don't care if it isn't as heavy as the songs were live.
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RIP Kenny. Thank you for your work on the first KISS album and Hotter Than Hell, two of my favorite albums. Very special albums to all of us.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:11 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

KISS Unmasked II wrote:Saw this on Facebook :
Sad news to report. Kenny Kerner's son has confirmed that Kenny has passed away due to complications from diabetes.
Another important piece of Kisstory is gone, RIP Kenny.

:(

Sad to hear. I was just listening to him on a podcast or 2 this past week. It is really sad to see all of these people who were very connected to Kiss die in the last 10 years or so. These are the people who we would see their names on the back of the album covers or pictures in magazines. I was hoping his book would get finished. Did anyone notice that Bio on Kenny said he produced DP? Guess there's confusion because some songs he produced were on DP, but Delaney produced DP as a whole. Thanks Kenny for going back and getting the Kiss Demo back from Bogart. Big piece of Kisstory.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:17 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

Crimson Harpoon wrote:
Bubba wrote:Damn.. We are all getting older.


Remember when we were the young rebellious crowd? I often think that I have more days behind than ahead...


FACT. :|

R.I.P. Kenny.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:24 pm

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I will be playing KISS/HTH throughout the week
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I'll be listening to those 2 classic records this week.
RIP Kenny Kerner.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:29 pm

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When I first became aware of KISS in late '76 early '77, I soon became aware of the early albums, and the names Kerner/Wise.

Sad to hear about this. Fly High Kenny Kerner!!
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:34 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

Crimson Harpoon wrote:
Bubba wrote:Damn.. We are all getting older.


Remember when we were the young rebellious crowd? I often think that I have more days behind than ahead... Sucks.


Well the poor guy had diabetes...So long as you're in good health, you can retain your youth. You're only as old as you want to be.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:50 pm

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Sad day indeed. My best to his Family.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 7:52 pm

Re: RIP Kenny Kerner

Bummer. He an Richie Wise really did a good job with the song selection, arrangements, and performances on those albums. And I still think the audio production on the first album is really good for a low budget album recorded in late '73.

The arrangements of the songs on the first two albums are MUCH better than the arrangements that KISS originally came up with. They are tighter and more focused and make the songs catchier.

It's really sad to see that Kenny has died. He played a huge role in building KISS into a success.
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Too bad. RIP
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Terrible news... these guys are getting old enough and just checking out. RIP to him and condolences to his family.
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Post Tue May 27, 2014 10:58 pm

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Thank you Kenny for your contributions to two superbly classic albums.
If Kiss had quit after Hotter Than Hell, these two albums would still be celebrated today.

Rest in peace.
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Sad News. Thoughts are with his family and friends.
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RIP Kenny Kerner.
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Oh, my... So sad to hear this.
A true cornerstone of the KISS building.

My thoughts go to his family and friends.
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Rest in Peace Kenny. And thank you.
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RIP indeed. That first Kiss album kills and always will.
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Post Wed May 28, 2014 5:27 am

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Official statement from KISS - from KOL:

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND KENNY KERNER KISS We are shocked to hear of Kenny Kerner's passing. He was an early supporter of the band and co-produced our first two albums. He additionally did some terrific work that produced numerous hits including "Midnight Train To Georgia" for Gladys Knight and the Pips and "Brother Louie" for Stories. He remained a friend till the end and we will never forget his contributions to our early years.
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Post Wed May 28, 2014 6:15 am

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RIP and condolences the family....
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RIP Kenny.
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Post Wed May 28, 2014 6:49 am

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Wow...that's sad news indeed. I just heard the interview he did with Mitch LaFon not long ago. You would never know he was in ill health. Rest in peace ...Kiss history would have been very different if you didn't get involved.
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