From left: Dwain Miller (drums); Bryan Jay (guitar); Jaime St. James (Black ‘n Blue, Warrant); Ron Keel; Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot); Marc Ferrari (guitar); and Geno Arce (bass).
Odds On Records & Studios in Las Vegas recently hosted noted ’80s heavy metal band Keel’s Right to Rock celebrity vocal session. Exactly 25 years from when the original album, produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons, was released, Frontiers Records will release The Right To Rock—25th Anniversary Reunion Edition in January 2010.
Behind console, from left: Keel members Bryan Jay, Geno Arce, Ron Keel, Dwain Miller and Marc Ferrari. In front of console: producers Paul Shortino (left) and Pat Regan.
The entire band, including Ron Keel (guitar and keyboard), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Bryan Jay (guitar), Geno Arce (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums) gathered at Odds On Records & Studios with a special group of celebrity artists to record the chorus gang vocals for the track. Guest vocalists included Jaime St. James (Black ‘n Blue, Warrant), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Graham Russell (Air Supply), Lez Warner (The Cult) and Ron Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves) to name a few.
“We are honored to have hosted this historic recording session at Odds On,” says Bobby Ferrari, head of audio production at Odds On. “We take pride in providing our clients with the very best gear for their projects while also offering an environment that is conducive to creativity. We are thrilled that we were able to do so with such a well-known group of recording artists.”
From left: Paul Shortino (producer), Graham Russell (Air Supply), Ron Keel and Bob Ferrari, head of audio production at Odds On Records & Studios.
For this occasion, Keel re-recorded the title track, which has become a legendary hard rock anthem, and “The Right To Rock (Reunion Version)” will be included on this re-issue as a special bonus track.
Odds On Records & Studios is a brand new $7 million multi-faceted recording facility located just a few miles from the famous Las Vegas strip. Offering a parallel world where vintage gear and state-of-the-art recording equipment co-exist, Odds On Records & Studios makes history as the home of a 96-channel Solid State Logic Duality console, the first of its size in North America.
From left: Lez Warner (The Cult), Paul Shortino (producer) and Ron Keel.
“Odds On was the perfect place to host this event,” says Ron Keel. “The studio offered their technical expertise on the track and provided us with the utmost in hospitality while we were in-studio.”
For more information about Odds On Records & Studios, visit www.oddsonrecording.com.