Cougars get ready… Steel Panther is “On the Prowl!”
LA-native band Steel Panther is touring in support of their new album, “On the Prowl,” which will drop in connection with their February House of Blues Las Vegas show. OCMN plans to catch them at a pre-tour show in North Carolina when they perform with special guests Black Heart Saints and The L.A.
Steel Panther is… unique. The glam metal band is full of incredibly talented musicians, but their songs feature a comedic twist that has earned them loyal fans across the globe.
Originally formed in 2000 under the name Metal Shop, they officially became Steel Panther in April 2008 and put out their first album, “Feel the Steel.” The debut peaked at number one on the Billboard Comedy chart, and then their second album, “Balls Out,” also repeated the number-one success. Since then, they have released three other studio albums: “All You Can Eat,” “Lower the Bar,” and “Heavy Metal Rules.”
Why is a glam metal band topping the comedy charts? Well, their song titles include “Death to All But Metal,” “Community Property,” “17 Girls In A Row” (this one is a concert favorite and needs to be seen in person as it includes audience participation), “Gloryhole,” “Poontang Boomerang,” “Eatin’ Ain’t Cheatin,’” and “The Shocker.”
Their over-the-top performances, surprise guests, and amusing lyrics keep their fans coming back for more, and their energy onstage and jokey banter livens up the crowd. They depict all that was great with the ‘80s hair bands, and yet somehow poke fun at how ridiculous some of the bands got towards the end of the decade.
Steel Panther, the self-proclaimed “Greatest Heavy Metal Band Ever” consists of Ralph Saenz / “Michael Starr” (lead vocals); Russ Parrish / “Satchel” (guitar); Darren Leader / “Stix Zadinia” (drums/keyboard); and Joe Lester / “Spyder” (bass).
As part of their “On the Prowl” tour, Steel Panther will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim on February 25th, and Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood on April 6th and 7th. They will be hitting all the major cities – including Las Vegas, Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Denver – and many stops in between, so check for shows near you.
If you want to relive the ‘80s and forget about being politically correct, you need to go to a Steel Panther show and dive headfirst into the high hair, denim outfits, and raunchy lyrics that accompany every performance. Their “we don’t give a flying ‘f’” attitude is exactly what their followers enjoy about their shows. That and the gratitude they show to their supportive fans. Steel Panther knows how to put on one hell of a concert!