Versailles Records has announced that Ron Keel will appear alongside Grammy-winning pianist Randy Cantor on a remake of the GUNS N' ROSES track "Don't Cry" as part of the label's forthcoming "Double Talkin' Jive: A Hard Rock Tribute to Guns N' Roses", the second volume of the tribute series to Axl, Izzy, Slash, Duff, and Co., due for release late summer. Additionally, DANGEROUS TOYS vocalist Jason McMaster will contribute lead vocals to "Welcome to the Jungle" alongside NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist/keyboardist Richard Kendrick. Other artist appearances will be announced in the near future.
Ron Keel came to prominence with his band STEELER, which featured Yngwie Malmsteen, Rik Fox and Mark Edwards. The group became one of Los Angeles' hottest acts, but could not withstand the test of time. Yngwie was the first to leave, opting to play with the band ALCATRAZZ, featuring Graham Bonnet. However, STEELER was able to record one self-titled album, released in 1984 on Shrapnel Records.
After the demise of STEELER, Ron formed a new band and simply called it KEEL. The band quickly secured a major record deal with Gold Mountain/A&M Records.
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons produced two KEEL albums, including "The Right to Rock" and "The Final Frontier".
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