KEEL frontman RON KEEL (Steeler) will have his 2014 solo album Metal Cowboy re-released as Metal Cowboy: Reloaded via EMP Outlaw/EMP Label Group on April 6, 2018 in Europe.
METAL COWBOY RELOADED features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the original independent release, including fan favorites “Just Like Tennessee” and “What Would Skynyrd Do?”.
1. My Bad
2. The Last Ride
3. Just Like Tennessee
4. Dead Man Rockin’
5. What Would Skynyrd Do
6. Singers Hookers & Thieves
7. Wild Forever
8. The Cowboy Road
9. When Love Goes Down
10. Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty
11. Long Gone Bad
12. Three Chord Drinkin’ Song (Live in Studio)
13. My Bad (Radio Version)
After a storied career that began as lead vocalist for Steeler, which would also go on to include guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, and selling millions of records under his eponymous KEEL with classic albums THE RIGHT TO ROCK and THE FINAL FRONTIER (both produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons), Keel veered off into brave new territory with the decidedly Southern Rock/Outlaw Country feel of METAL COWBOY.
Originally released in 2014, METAL COWBOY was a bold new direction for Keel, pulling strongly from the playbook of Country and Southern Rock, while maintaining the powerful Rock edge and unmistakable powerhouse vocals Keel is known for. While Keel had some success in Country and Southern Rock after the dissolution of KEEL (who reunited in 2008), METAL COWBOY definitively established Keel’s musical identity, although its genesis had far deeper roots.
“We (KEEL) recorded a version of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw’ for Penelope Spheeris for the DUDES Movie Soundtrack that also features Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Steve Vai, and Jane’s Addiction. It ended up being a great cult film and I’d love it even if I wasn’t in it. That really was the genesis of the Metal Cowboy – ‘Outlaw’ became my signature song, and ended up featured in the movie twice!”
Keel go on to form RON KEEL BAND, with a new powerhouse band featuring the best players the Midwest has to offer. While sticking to the earthy Southern charms of METAL COWBOY, RKB showcases a new, rich musical fabric for Keel and his bandmates.
Ron Keel Band:
Ron Keel – Lead Vocals/Guitar
DC Cothern – Lead Guitar/Vocals
El Diablo – Bass/Vocals
The Rev – Drums/Vocals
Dakota Scott – Keyboards/Vocals
Thu 22nd PETERBOROUGH ACOUSTIC NIGHT St. Johns Church, Cathedral Sq. 8pm
Thu 29th LONDON Dublin Castle, Camden 8pm
Sat 28th CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Fri 11th WHITLEY BAY Playhouse (supporting KING KING)
Sat. 12th CLITHEROE The Grand Venue (supporting KING KING)
Sat 2nd SOUTH WALES Viking Festival
Thu 21st BILSTON Robin 2 (supporting Steve Gibbons)
Sat 14th OUNDLE Festival
Sun 22nd NORTHAMPTON Sixfields Festival
Thur 26th CAMBRIDGE Rock Festival
Sat 28th PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre SOLD OUT
Debut album details:-
AUSTIN GOLD – “BEFORE DARK CLOUDS”
Genesis Publications presents: ‘Wembley or Bust’
Offering a rare insight into Jeff Lynne’s ELO and celebrating his musical vision, Wembley or Bust is an official 184-page book and 7″ vinyl set. Each numbered copy in the limited edition is individually signed by Jeff Lynne. Reserve your copy now and see never-before-seen photos from the magnificent show at Wembley Stadium!
‘When I wrote and recorded these songs originally, I never would have expected the fantastic audience response all these years later; it’s amazing.’ – Jeff Lynne
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Legendary US progressive rockers Spock’s Beard have announced the release of their 13th studio album ‘Noise Floor’ for 25th May 2018. As announced previously, for this album Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros & Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer & original member Nick D’Virgilio.
Spock’s Beard is a band that is in a continual state of evolution, as is always the case with genuinely creative musicians. And their new album, ‘Noise Floor’, fits perfectly into this process. “We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic,” believes vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard. “We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people’s attention early on.”
As with all Spock’s Beard songs, most of the new album was written by the individual members, and then brought to the rest of the band as high quality demos. “We all do this type of thing in our home studios,” adds Leonard. “So, by the time they reach the stage where the entire band get to judge them, they are really developed, and therefore everyone can make a reasoned judgement.” Much of what you will listen to here is very much the product of fresh inspiration from the Californian band.
One key change on this album sees the return of drummer Nick D’Virgilio, who originally left in 2011. There are also two violinists, a cello player, a viola player and an English horn featured on the album, thereby giving the sound a slightly more evocative and persuasive twist.
The album was once again engineered by long-time collaborator Rich Mouser and will be released as a 2CD digipak (featuring an EP of material from the same sessions), gatefold 2LP + 2CD & as digital download.
The track-listing is as follows:
Disc 1 – Noise Floor
1. To Breathe Another Day
2. What Becomes of Me
3. Somebody’s Home
4. Have We All Gone Crazy Yet
5. So This Is Life
6. One So Wise
7. Box of Spiders
Disc 2 – Cutting Room Floor
1. Days We’ll Remember
4. Armageddon Nervous
Frontiers Music srl is proud to present the next generation of rock legends. The first edition of ‘Frontiers – New Breed Night’ features three of the label’s recent UK signings and takes place at The Black Heart in Camden, North London on 26th April. An eclectic triple bill is co-headlined by DOOMSDAY OUTLAW and DIRTY THRILLS, with support from THE BRINK.
DOOMSDAY OUTLAW is a ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut based in darkest Derbyshire. Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak and redemption, the group is set to show off its distinctive sound to the legions of hard rock faithful around the globe via a new album, ‘Hard Times’, which is set for worldwide release via Frontiers in May 2018. A song from the album entitled ‘Spirit That Made Me’ can be heard here : bit.ly/2nAXuSu
Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. Each member’s influences combine to produce a sound reminiscent of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys and Rival Sons. Their acclaimed second album, ‘Heavy Living’, was released in October 2017, subsequent to which they have toured extensively.
Producing a vibrant new 21st Century form of balls-to-the-wall Rock n’ Roll, and with a reputation as one of the hardest working young bands around, The Brink will release their debut album in late Weaving delicate vocal and instrumental harmonies around hard, driving riffs, they have created a fresh new style and already enticed fans of several rock sub-genres. Armed with fist-pumping anthems and solid ballads befitting of early Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, backed up with an exciting live show full of youthful vivacity, The Brink surely belong on the stadium stage.
A video for a song from early 2017 entitled ’Never Again’ can be seen here : bit.ly/2EICAM2
Feeder and Razorlight have been confirmed to play the new music festival Cool Britannia. The festival will take place at Knebworth — the stately home of rock – from Friday 31st August–Sunday 2nd September.
The bands join the stellar line-up including headliners Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene as well as supporting artists Embrace, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader and The South on the main stage.
The festival will also see the premier of ‘Britpop Classical’ which will feature a full orchestra together with rock band and guest soloists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Republica’s Saffron and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, with others to be announced, performing unique versions of Britpop classics.
Cool Britannia has also teamed up with the legendary Ministry of Sound. Housed in the Big Top, they will feature some of the best club DJs of the era including Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B and Alfredo.
Outside the rocking arena, Cool Britannia will be tending to the needs of rock & dance music fans with camping, glamping, street food, themed bars, street entertainers, funfairs, kid-zone, fireworks, trade stands, karaoke and much more.
Tickets are on sale via the official festival website http://www.coolbritanniafest.com