The Gray Brothers caught a couple of these shows last week. After a prolonged delay and cancellations, Scorpions finally finally tin Sydney. Nice to cross those guys off the list. Coverdale was also great, despite his vocal limitations. Highlight though was the Metal Cowboy - the great Ron Keel. I've been a Keeloholic since 1984. … Continue reading Scorpions, Whitesnake, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Ron Keel, Janet Gardner (Vixen) live in Sydney 2020
Ron Keel’s 35-year career in rock n roll has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. In the 1980s, Keel sold a lot of albums and toured the world with Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Motley Crue and Dio. Keel hits Australia next week for his … Continue reading Ron Keel Interview – 2020 Australian Tour
Ron Keel 'The Metal Cowboy' arrives in Australia soon for his first ever Australian tour as part of 'Melodic Rock Fest' as well as some other sideshows. Keel is touring on the back of his highly acclaimed album from 2019 'Fight Like A Band'. This follows on from 2014's 'Metal Cowboy' album that featured Frank … Continue reading Ron Keel – Australian Tour February 2020
Just checking in to let you know about a couple of albums that may have slipped unto your radar and are well worthy of your attention. The first is the ‘Metal Cowboy’ album by Ron Keel. Hands down, this is my favourite album of the year. Soaked in southern rockisms, this is outlaw country with … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? – Ron Keel: ‘Metal Cowboy’ and Dave Edmunds – ‘Again’.
I have a bit of a soft spot for the US outfit Cobra, and there albums (particularly First Strike) are excellent slices of commercial heavy rock. Some years back, whilst rifling through one of those great Japanese ‘heavy metal album covers’ books, I was checking out Cobra, and got into the Cobra albums. Front man … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Jimi Jamison 1951 – 2014
Man I used to love Keel. Keel were one of the BEST metal bands to come out of LA in the 1980s. Keel wrote more metal anthems than most metal bands. They wrote original, solid and ballsy metal tuneage. I used to own ‘The Right To Rock’ LP, ‘The Final Frontier’ LP and the self … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? KEEL – LAY DOWN THE LAW (1984)
Mr Rockbrat met Mr Malmsteen at in-store appearance in Sydney back in 1990. As is the case with many meet-and-greet type things, there was a lot of chaos with people pushing and clambering to get something signed by Yngwie. He was touring Australia in support of his 'Eclipse' album. What was funny was that the majority fans virtually ignored … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Autographed Yngwie Malmsteen Poster