From the moment of their inception, Steel Panther reversed the 'Nirvana effect' and have once again secured heavy metal's place as the world's most important genre. When Steel Panther say, "Heavy metal's back!" or "Death to All But Metal," they aren't just spouting out catchphrases, they're redefining an entire genre of music in the single most impressive way, by keeping it exactly the same.
This year's Download Festival hosted a ton of great moments, including one of only three performances Black Sabbath are playing this year. One of the other highlights of the fest proved to be when Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman joined Steel Panther onstage for a performance of 'Death to All But Metal.'
Keeping the hair high and the ‘80s alive, glam-rockers Steel Panther have reinvented the era with their live shows and west coast residencies. Their shows have become as infamous for their guest appearances as they have for their over-the-top performances and at a recent gig at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. (May 28), former Dio and current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell hopped on stage to perform a duo of songs with the spandex clad Panthers.
Steel Panther put on one of the best live concert experiences of any band out there today. Not only is each member of the band a truly talented musician, they are also able to create a wormhole back to the '80s on the Sunset Strip. Crowd members come to Steel Panther concerts decked out in wigs and spandex as the women of the crowd are quick to lose their shirts and bras when invited up onstage by the band.
Sunset Strip comedic glam metal band Steel Panther have been down under too many times to count (as documented in 'Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'') but the band just made their first Australian appearance playing at the 2012 Soundwave Festival. Frontman Michael Starr and drummer Stix Zadinia gifted the Aussies with some incredibly funny interviews from the airport and from backstage at Soundwave.
Steel Panther recently toned things down a bit while visiting ‘The Jeff O’Neil Show’ in Canada, performing an acoustic version of their song ‘If You Really Really Love Me.’ Anyone even vaguely familiar with Steel Panther knows that toning things down is not exactly their forte, but they did a great job on this softer rendition of the tune.
Sunset Strip dwellers Steel Panther have scored a plum hometown gig. The delightfully throwback-ish band will open for Guns N' Roses at the Forum in Los Angeles tomorrow, Dec. 21. The tongue-in-cheek glam revivalists just wrapped a U.K. trek with Motley Crue and Def Leppard and will cap off a stellar 2011 with this GN'R gig.