Hot on the heels of a successful run in the UK opening for Motley Crue and Def Leppard, Sunset Strip legends Steel Panther have been tapped by Guns N’ Roses to open their December 21st show in Los Angeles at the Forum. Steel Panther has been touring in support of their sophomore Universal Republic Records release, Balls Out. The album found the #1 spot again on the Billboard Comedy Chart and also hit the #38 spot on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 11,000 copies the first week. Revolver praised the album stating “Crude, rude, filthy, and more infectious than a bad case of herpes–that sums up Balls Out, the new record from Hollywood’s Steel Panther.” Ultimate-Guitar.com also declared “The album is full of powerful, energising riffs; crazy guitar soloing, great choruses and fantastic vocals…Steel Panther are technically gifted musicians and have written some great songs on here.” The latest album features 14 soon to be classics such as “Just Like Tiger Woods,” ”“Gold Digging Whore” and “Weenie Ride.” Balls Out features cameos by Dane Cook on the album opener “In The Future” and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and Extreme axeman Nuno Bettencourt show up on an instant classic, “It Won’t Suck Itself.” Balls Out was produced by Grammynominated producer/mixer Jay Ruston who produced the band’s Feel The Steel debut and is known for his work with Anthrax, Meatloaf, The Donnas and Morrissey to name a few. The band’s debut, Feel The Steel, also debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard Comedy Chart when it was released in 2009.
Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their debut, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. At sell-out club shows in Hollywood and Las Vegas, Steel Panther has been joined on stage by rock and roll icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few. Across the Atlantic, the band has shared arena stages with ZZ Top and rocked an audience of 30,000 at the UK’s Download festival. In Germany, Feel The Steel was proclaimed ‘Best Debut Album’ at the Metal Hammer awards. The band will be heading out on a UK tour with Def Leppard and Motley Crue in December before coming back to start a nationwide tour of the US in 2012.
Steel Panther is Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitar), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums).