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26 Aug
2012


By Keeyahtay Lewis

Steel Panther. Mothereffing Steel Panther. Last Thursday night Steel Panther rolled back into town. Like a hyper-sexed circus, they were going to, once again, take over Starland Ballroom. I couldn’t wait. I saw them play back in December and it was one of the most fun shows I had ever seen. I knew that Thursday night would be more of the same.

Taking the stage in a wave of hair spray and spandex, a packed house erupted at once. I said it before, it is easy to forget what year it is when you are at a Steel Panther show. For much of the audience, being at a SP show is the closest they will ever get to the decadence that was the 80s. There were plenty of people at the show who were around for the real thing also. You looked around at the teased hair and tight outfits of those in attendance and you could see that everyone was there to party.

Opening with Supersonic Sex Machine, Tomorrow Night, and Fat Girl the energy was high from the first second. With lyrics like:

    It’s the party of the century that’s right
    Unfortunately it’s tomorrow night
    I’m going to a party
    Tomorrow night Tomorrow night
    I’m gonna get some pussy
    Tomorrow night Tomorrow night
    But tonight I’m gonna jerk off… Ahh feels good

It is nice to see “Rock Stars” who don’t take themselves too seriously. SP always makes sure that the people who are there to see them feel like part of the show. They spend a lot of time joking around with the audience, making lewd comments to the attractive girls, congratulating certain guys with hot girlfriends. They spend just as much time ripping into each other. Talking about plastic surgery’s, hip replacements and the fact that they haven’t showered in weeks.

Although the lyrics are jokes, the guys playing these songs have some serious chops. Led by Michael Starr, who has the look and that 80s vibrato down. Satchel on guitar, Lexxi Foxxx on bass, and Stix Zadinia on drums. If these guys had been around 30 years ago, bands like Poison and other glam metal bands would have had a serious run for their money.

Asian Hooker, Just like Tiger Woods, Gold-Digging Whore, every song is a good time. They even made time for a really, really impressive guitar solo by Satchel. He just goes off for several minutes. The really cool part is when he gets behind the drum kit. He plays guitar and the bass drum parts to many metal songs including, Breaking the Law, Master of Puppets, Crazy Train, Iron Man, all 80s classics. He even ripped into Flight of the Bumblebee. If anyone thinks that SP can’t really play, that solo alone would shut all doubters down.

Community Property, Eyes of a Panther, Weenie Ride were next. Then of course the girls. They just bring a flood of girls from the crowd on stage to make out, and flash some boobs. Just in time for the next song, Party All Day (Fuck All Night) and It Won’t Suck Itself. Classy? No. So much fun? Absolutely. That is the point with SP, they thank you for spending your hard earned money on a ticket, and then they make sure you will leave every single problem at the door.

Death to All But Metal was next, then Eatin’ Ain’t Cheatin’ and 17 Girls in a Row for the encore.

I can’t say it enough, SP are just a great time to see play. They don’t write songs to change the world, they write songs to bring a smile to your face. And they certainly do that, and then some. I am pretty sure I said this last time I wrote about them, but I will definitely go see them play any chance I get. It is just refreshing to see 4 guys on stage who love what they do, and really appreciate that others would pay good money to share that with them. They don’t act like they are better than the people on the other side of the barricade, and they bring a good many of those people on stage during the show. They do everything they can to bring a little of that 80s excess to their shows, but they also bring a lot of heart. Both leave a lasting impression.


08 Dec
2011

By Keeyahtay Lewis

On December 1st, LA glam metal band Steel Panther made their way to Starland Ballroom. Before going to the show I listened to a lot of their songs as well as watched a lot of videos on line. I knew it was going to be a special night, but I don’t think I was fully prepared for how awesome it would be. It is 2011, but when they took the stage it felt like 1987. It was like a huge time machine transported everyone in the building back 30 years, it was pretty fantastic.

Taking the stage in a fury of hairspray and spandex, is a little hard at first to figure out how serious they are. They manage to mock and play tribute to a decade that long since passed. Singer Michael Starr walked out in a long sequenced red jacket, aviator shades, spandex pants and a smile, clearly enjoying himself. He looked very much like Vince Neil. Bass player Lexxi Foxxx comes to stage with a can of aqua-net and a hand mirror to make sure that his hair and lip gloss are always on point. Often during the show he will adjust both. Guitar player Satchel and dummer Stix Zadina also played their parts well.

With lyrics like, “My heart belongs to you, but my dong is community property” I don’t think anyone was surprised by how wild the show got at times. What did surprise me though was how genuine the guys seemed, and how hard they worked to make sure everyone had a good time. During the second song, Starr reached down into the photo pit, grabbed my hand and pulled me on stage. I shot the rest of the show from the stage. The band often looked to me to make sure I was getting great shots, and I definitely did. It reminded me of a time when bands went out of their way to connect with the fans and to connect with the photographers as well. Too often these days bands just ignore the photographers, and in some instances, do more than just ignore us. I loved that they were really going out of their way to make me feel special, along with everyone else.

Not surprisingly, they also brought up a lot of girls from the audience. Flashing, girls making out, it was all par from the course. They really wanted to make you feel like you were at the height of the 80s, a time of sex, drugs and excess. The banter was completely dirty and completely hilarious. While playing “Asian Hooker” they pulled an Asian girl from the audience. During “Party All Day, Fuck All Night” a young kid charged the stage, Starr handed the microphone to him, and he completely rocked the song. “Tomorrow Night”, “Just Like Tiger Woods”, “Community Property”, “Supersonic Sex Machine”, “17 Girls In A Row”, “Gold Digging Whore”…every song was received with excitement.

At one point Lexxi Foxxx had a “Hair Solo” which basically means he stood there playing bass while Satchel and Starr crouched below him blowing his hair into the air. It was pretty hysterical. Later though Satchel broke out into a 7 minute guitar solo playing snippets of “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Breaking The Law”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and other 80s classics. What made this even more impressive though is he stood behind the drums and played the bass drum parts of these songs while he played guitar. It was pretty incredible to see.

All around, the show was treated like a huge party filled with friends. It felt exactly like that. There was no disconnect between the stage and the crowd, a lot of the crowd was on the stage at various times. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that between all the ridiculousness of the band, they are certainly talented. They are not taking themselves too seriously, but the music is not a joke. They are great musicians- the guitar solos, double bass drums and vibrato were on point. The band is pretty huge, shows often filled with celebrities, and I love that I was able to see them play. Next time they are in the area, I will definitely be there. It was one of the most fun shows I have ever been too.


22 Nov
2009
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Phantom Communique, the Los Angeles four-piece formed by former Bleed The Dream singer Brandon Thomas, will begin selling its 4-song debut EP at all upcoming shows, giving concertgoers a taste of the band’s forthcoming full-length debut.

Entitled The Wolf And The Sheep, the full length disc will be released February 23 2010. The band will play a local show with Key Club resident faves Steel Panther on Monday, November 23.

Phantom Communique was formed during a personal breaking point for vocalist Brandon Thomas. Having just parted ways with the successful but tumultuous band Bleed The Dream, with whom he had toured the world and released two full-lengths, Thomas was determined to flex his artistic muscles again, and quickly assembled the kind of ragtag misfits that would help bring his musical visions to fruition under the Phantom Communique banner.

Teaming up with longtime friend, and former guitarist in Opiate for the Masses, Jim Kaufman, the new band was quickly welcomed into the fold of Kaufman’s new label, American Voodoo Records.

Gritty, emotionally stirring and vibrant with vitriol, Phantom Communique possess a dynamic and undeniable spirit. With a respect for the rock of old and a knack for heavy hooks, the Los Angeles foursome perfectly captures that spirit in the studio.

For more info on Phantom Communique, go to www.myspace.com/phantomcommunique

02 Nov
2009

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER!

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HELL YEAH! The Kings of Extreme, Steel Panther, have arrived with their rockin new album Feel The Steel! They have a new single “Fat Girl”, the follow-up to the band’s hit “Community Property.” Check out the video for “Fat Girl” here. For our special readers, we have something AWESOME! We’re giving away copies of Steel Panther’s new album, Feel The Steel, and SIGNED POSTERS! If you wanna win, email us your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (North America entries only, sorry!)

Pick up your copy of Feel The Steel on iTunes now


29 Oct
2009
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The Kings of the Sunset Strip, Steel Panther, have just released two exclusive videos from their visit to Billboard.com. The first clip is a Q+A with the band interspersed with an acoustic performance of “Girl From Oklahoma”. When talking about Feel The Steel, the band’s new album, lead singer Michael Starr said “When you hear the title, Feel The Steel, you’re going to feel some stuff you probably weren’t used to feeling before, and that’s the feeling of heavy metal going through your loins”. The second clip features a special acoustic performance of “Community Property”. You can check out the full Billboard feature here.

Feel The Steel is in-stores now.

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to see Steel Panther in Las Vegas! Enter here for more info!

06 Oct
2009
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New albums were released today by the following artists. You can buy (most) of them on iTunes or Amazon. Just click on the buttons to the right.
Air Love 2
Backstreet Boys This is Us
The Black Hollies Softly Towards The Light
blessthefall Witness
Built To Spill There Is No Enemy
Vic Chesnutt Skitter On Take Off
Mike Doughty Sad Man Happy Man
Everclear In A Different Light
The Fall Of Troy In The Unlikely Event
Lita Ford Wicked Wonderland
Matthew Good Vancouver
The Gossip Music For Men
Calvin Harris Ready For The Weekend
Hockey Mind Chaos
Horse The Band Desperate Living
Toby Keith American Ride
Kiss Sonic Boom [Walmart/Sam's Club exclusive]
Lights The Listening
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Mr. Hudson Straight No Chaser
No Age Losing Feeling [EP]
Noah And The Whale The First Day Of Spring
Joe Perry Have Guitar, Will Travel
A Place To Bury Strangers Exploding Head
The Raveonettes In And Out Of Control
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Steel Panther Feel The Steel
Switchfoot Hello Huricane
Tokio Hotel Humanoid
The xx xx

29 Sep
2009
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The Kings of the Sunset Strip, Steel Panther, have just released the most anticipated album of all time, Feel The Steel, on iTunes. The band has just returned from a string of raunchy shows in the UK and are now back home and ready to kidnap your girlfriend! On Rocktober 5th the band will be performing at a special red carpet event at the Key Club in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Feel The Steel. The album hits store shelves everywhere 10/6. Check out their videos below and follow them on Twitter @Steel_Panther and on Facebook here.

Steel Panther – Death To All But Metal

Steel Panther Community Property Clean Version

25 Aug
2009

Steel Panther have just released a special behind the scenes look into the making of the outrageously hilarious “Community Property” video. The video gives you an all access look into the debauchery that took place; from the selection of the “groupies”, to the infamous hotel room scene. Steel Panther will release its debut album Feel The Steel on iTunes on September 29th. Check out the dirty and clean versions of “Community Property” below:

Making of "Community Property" video (EXPLICIT)

06 Aug
2009
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Tomorrow at 9am, tickets go onsale for potentially the most explosive rock shows of the year: ZZ Top with Steel Panther live at Wembley Arena (October 27) and Wolverhampton Civic Hall (October 28) in the UK! Not enough can be said about the legendary ZZ Top from Texas who not only have been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but were ranked number 44 on the VH1 ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. ZZ Top has written four of the most recognizable guitar rock songs ever: “Gimme All Your Loving,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” and “Legs.”

Supporting ZZ Top will be Steel Panther who are returning to the UK after rocking out at the Download Festival and selling out the 229 Club in London. Steel Panther’s ever increasing popularity have even forced UK promoters to move the band’s shows in September to larger venues!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see these historic concerts. Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 7th August 2009, priced £37.50 for Wolverhampton and £40.00 for London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

02 Aug
2009
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October 6th marks a very special as it is the release date of the much anticipated album “Feel The Steel” by Steel Panther. “Feel The Steel” is the major label debut from the glam rock quartet. You’ll be able to purchase the album a full week early (September 29th) on iTunes. Rock Sound Magazine is already proclaiming “Feel The Steel” as “… easily going to be the best heavy metal album of the year.” Even Dave Navarro, Jani Lane and Dee Snider like Steel Panther. Check out what they had to say here and look below for the NSFW as well as CLEAN versions of the band’s video “Community Property.”

“About as subtle as a stampede in a hurricane, the Los Angelinos will rock the living shit out of you and then rock you some more. And some more. And probably some more.” – Kerrang

“…it’s worth nothing that while the tunes here have lyrics that are fucking hilarious all the way through, the songs themselves are killer.” – Metal Hammer

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