Steel Panther is an '80s style parody and cover band that recreates the glamorous and humorous fashions of the decade. The band is known for goofy concepts, profane lyrics, fake backstories and an unmatched stage presence. Steel Panther has hit No. 1 on Billboard's Comedy chart with every one of their albums, and it was Loudwire's Act of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
From Covers to Comedy
In the early 2000s, Steel Panther was an '80s cover band that went by the name Metal Shop. It changed its name twice more to Danger Kitty and then Metal Skool before settling on the moniker Steel Panther in 2008. A surge of original songwriting accompanied the new name. Steel Panther's Feel the Steel release was an instant comedic success that won the band national attention. Following the success of its album, Steel Panther left the Los Angeles nightclub scene behind to tour internationally and bring its hilarious message to more fans than ever before.
Where can I buy Steel Panther tickets?
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What kind of music does Steel Panther play?
Steel Panther plays traditional '80s hair metal with a modern comedic twist. Every song opens with guitars riffs, synths and a convincing beat, but as soon as lead singer Michael Starr opens his mouth, it's clear that you're listening to a parody band. Popular titles include "Community Property" and "Death to All but Metal." Steel Panther songs are decidedly explicit, but they're also hilarious. Its classic-sounding hooks always reel you in before the punchline catches you completely off guard.
How often does Steel Panther tour?
Steel Panther tours steadily without any major breaks. Parody isn't just Steel Panther's passion. It's its lifestyle. Look for 2019 shows in West Hollywood, Philadelphia, New York and Grand Rapids; it will also be visiting nearly every city in between.
Who are the members of Steel Panther?
Steel Panther is a four-piece band featuring Ralph Saenz on lead vocals and guitar under the stage name Michael Starr. Guitarist Russ Parrish performs under the name Satchel, and drummer Darren Leader performs under the name Stix Zadinia. Bassist Lexxi Foxx has ducked out for a few seasons; backstage doorman Joe Lester, also known as Spyder, is holding the spot until Lexxi gets back.
What are Steel Panther concerts like?
If Steel Panther's music is hilarious, its concerts are a riot. Steel Panther hits the stage completely decked out in '80s hair metal gear, hairspray and eyeliner. The band has the act completely down, and it plays its comedic tracks with even more enthusiasm than the rock legends of old. Michael Starr makes constant eye contact to let the fans in on his joke, and the other members rock out with total abandon. Expect a Steel Panther show to get loud, rowdy and rambunctious before the evening is through; the band just wants fans to have a great time.
What songs are on the average Steel Panther setlist?
Nearly every Steel Panther show includes its hit song "Eyes of a Panther." Other repeated set pieces include "Goin' in the Backdoor," "Poontang Boomerang," and "Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World." The band will also play some of its favorite cover songs like "Crazy Train" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Steel Panther knows how to keep its setlist fresh and entertaining, and even fans who attend back-to-back shows won't be disappointed.
How many albums has Steel Panther released?
Steel Panther has released four studio albums, all of which made it to No. 1 on Billboard's comedy charts. Feel the Steel was released in 2009 and included the now-famous "Eyes of a Panther." 2011's Balls Out and 2014's All You Can Eat were released to equal critical acclaim. Lower the Bar was released in 2017, and it created the hit "Wasted Too Much Time" featuring Stone Sour. A fifth album titled Heavy Metal Rules is scheduled for release in September of 2019.Back to Top
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