KEEL has been signed to Frontiers Records for the release of a New Studio Album in Early 2010.
1985 KEEL exploded onto the hard rock scene with “The Right To Rock,” the
fastest-selling debut album in A&M Records’ history. That disc and its
successor “The Final Frontier” were both produced by Gene Simmons of KISS.
KEEL sold over two million albums and toured with/opened for icons such as
Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen, and Aerosmith, winning Best New Band
honors in publications such as Circus, Metal Edge and Hit Parader. Radio and
MTV hits include “The Right To Rock,” “Tears Of Fire,” “Because The Night,”
“Somebody’s Waiting,” and “Rock N Roll Outlaw.”
The band announced their reunion last November, and enjoyed appearances at
major summer festivals such as Rocklahoma, South Texas Rock Festival, the
Mid West Rock Fest, and the M3 Rock Festival in Maryland, in addition to
sold-out headline shows in Hollywood and Phoenix. The energy and excitement
of these tour dates spawned a surge of creative activity, resulting in an
album’s worth of new material. This album, entitled “Streets Of Rock &
Roll,” will be the first new KEEL recording in twenty years.
KEEL promises this new release will continue in the tradition of their
previous efforts – fist-pumping crowd-pleasing hard rock anthems fueled by
screaming vocals and driven by powerful guitars. The project is being
produced by Pat Regan (Deep Purple, KISS, Warrant etc.) and will feature
guest appearances by Jaime St. James (Black N Blue) and Paul Shortino (Rough
Cutt, Quiet Riot) who is also producing and recording Ron’s lead vocal
Frontiers Records will also release “The Right To Rock: 25th Anniversary
Edition,” exactly 25 years after this classic album first hit the streets.
This official reissue will be digitally remastered and will feature a brand
new recorded version of the title track, which is even louder and heavier
than the original. “The Right To Rock (Reunion Version)” features an
all-star vocal chorus, and the band is also inviting fans everywhere to sing
on the track: you can download a sample chorus on KEEL’s MySpace, add your
voice to the mix, send the band an MP3, and these will be mixed in to the
actual recording of this timeless classic. For details, visit the KEEL web
Song titles that will be included on the forthcoming new studio release are
(in no particular order): Hit The Ground Running; Come Hell Or High Water;
Streets Of Rock & Roll; Push & Pull; Live; Brothers In Blood; The Devil May
Care; Looking For A Good Time; No More Lonely Nights; Hold Steady; Does
Anybody Believe; Gimme That; Reason To Rock (Reunion Version).
KEEL 2009 lineup includes Ron Keel on vocals, guitarists Marc Ferrari &
Bryan Jay, drummer Dwain Miller along with long time Ron Keel collaborator
Geno Arce on bass.