RON KEEL (STEELER, KEEL, RON KEEL BAND): “[STEELER Was] An Apple Tree In A Corn Field Back Then. [We] Were The MÖTLEY CRÜE Of Nashville In 1981”

STEELER - Come Hell Or Hollywood

American Metal by way of Nashville

This past summer FnA Records released Come Hell or Hollywood 1981-1982 by Steeler. The compilation is a collection of pre-Yngwie Malmsteen demos recorded by the band while they were hungry for a record deal. Who better to break down this collection than Steeler front man Ron Keel? Together Ron and I discuss Steeler’s early beginnings, the release of their debut album, his transition to Keel, the formation of Ron Keel’s Fair Game, and his current ventures with the Ron Keel Band. We cover a lot of ground and Ron is a great storyteller. Enjoy.

Steeler 1981-1982 was:

Ron Keel – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michael Dunigan – Lead Guitar
Bobby Eva – Drums
Tim Morrison – Bass

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Ron Keel Band 2020:

Ron Keel – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Geno Arce – Bass
Jeff Koller – Drums
“Dakota” Scott Schmitt – Keyboards
Dave “DC” Cothern – Lead Guitar


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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  1. Thank you for the attention, friendship and excellent coverage George and #MetalExpressRadio! I hope people enjoy the stories….

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