Ron Keel has announced details about the release of his new solo album, “Metal Cowboy,” launching a 60 day PledgeMusic campaign that gives fans access to downloads, updates, and exclusive music/merchandise/memorabilia packages: http://pledgemusic.com/projects/ronkeelmetalcowboy
“The music sounds just like the title – Metal Cowboy,” Ron declares, “hard & heavy with a southern side. Kind of like if AC/DC made a Skynyrd album – gritty screaming vocals, powerful rock riffs, but with some classic southern rock elements like Frank Hannon’s slide guitar.” All drum tracks were performed by Y&T’s Mike Vanderhule; other special guests include Oz Fox (Stryper), Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat), Geno Arce & Bryan Jay from KEEL, Stacey Blades from L.A. Guns, and a “live in-studio” recording with the Sin City Sinners.
The album, available as a digital download and Deluxe Edition CD with bonus tracks, will be released January 28, simultaneously with his long-awaited autobiography “Even Keel: Life On The Streets Of Rock & Roll.” The CD, book, and other merchandise and fan exclusives (including rare memorabilia, Master Class voice lessons via Skype, and even House Concerts) are available in various bundles via the PledgeMusic campaign.
“PledgeMusic gives me a total state-of-the-art marketing and distribution platform to share everything with the fans. It’s an online store, it’s a social network where we can exchange comments and messages, there’s a music player where people can listen to audio clips from the album, plus my weekly radio show. I want people to really feel like they are a part of this with me.”
Once the goal of financing the project is complete, 10% of all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project charity. Go to http://ronkeel.com to get your Metal Cowboy on.
The Last Ride
What Would Skynyrd Do
Singers, Hookers & Thieves
Long Gone Bad
Just Like Tennessee
The Cowboy Road
When Love Goes Down
Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty
3 Chord Drinkin’ Song
Bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition CD:
Just Like Tennessee (unplugged)
Singers, Hookers & Thieves (solo acoustic)