Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen. After one self-titled album on Shrapnel Records, he dissolved the band to go solo. Forming a typical Kiss / Aerosmith -styled band with musicians Brian Jay (guitar), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Kenny Chaisson (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums), Keel obtained the production services of Gene Simmons (Kiss) for a second album that won them many fans. The follow-up, 1986’s The Final Frontier, featured an all-star line-up including Joan Jett, Michael Des Barres (Silverhead / Detective) and Simmons. The album also spawned a hit single with a cover version of Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’. Moving to MCA in 1987 proved less fruitful and after one album, they switched to an indie label and sundered shortly afterwards. Ferrari sped off and formed Cold Sweat in 1990. In 1991 Keel talked in depth about forming a new act with an...

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