Keel was an L.A. band formed in 1984 by Steeler vocalist
Ron Keel. Keel produced albums throughout the 80's,
producing their first in 1984 (Lay Down the Law).
After a few band member changes, Keel caught the attention of Gene
Simmons (Kiss). Gene produced Keel's 1985 album, The Right to
Rock, which included the signature song of the same name, and the
The Final Frontier, which included the cover song "Because the Night".
Many people probably do not know that Keel beat out bands
like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest for Metal Edge's 1986 magazine pole
for "Best Band of the Year". After Keel's 1990 release, the
band parted ways. Ron Keel went on to play country music as
"Ronnie Lee Keel" and a metal country band called "Ironhorse".
Keel temporarily reunited in 1998 to release a new album called Back
in Action, an album that mainly contained previously unreleased
material. In 2008, Keel re-united again to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the band. New material was released and the band
went on tour (Rocklahoma). At the time of this writing, the Keel
Discography was as follows:1984: Lay Down the Law
1985: The Right to Rock
1986: The Final Frontier
1989: Larger than Live
1998: Keel VI: Back in Action
2010: Streets of Rock & Roll