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In 2008, Metal Skool changed their name to Steel Panther.

Steel Panther is a Los Angeles, California based glam metal parody band founded by former LA Guns vocalist Ralph Saenz (Michael Starr). Originally formed as "Metal Skool" and "Metal Shop" they're known for their energetic live show, the longest running metal show on the Sunset Strip. On stage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of 80's glam metal. The band's between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between band members Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Steel Panther – All You Can Eat

March 24th, 2014

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Steel Panther
All You Can Eat
Open E Records
01 April 2014

by Tomas Doyle

The first thing to remember when reviewing a Steel Panther album is that, really, Steel Panther aren’t a band. Def Leppard are the band, Bon Jovi are the band, Van Halen are the band, Mötley Crüe are the band – Steel Panther are a parasitic sideshow on the hulking belly of stadium rock. A satire, a send up, a comedy façade performed by four apparently libidinous geriatrics in wigs and based on all of cock rocks most ludicrous traits. So the real question when reviewing the new Steel Panther record is this: Is their shtick still funny after three (THREE!) albums?

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Tits @ Download Festival 2013

June 20th, 2013

After a weekend of watching bands at Download Festival, Tom Doyle returned to his 9-5 in London feeling more than a little uncomfortable. What was the matter, though? Tits. Boobies. Breasts. And booing.

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We are now firmly in the aftermath of last weekend’s Download Festival and while heads and limbs may now finally be recovering, the memories will surely last a lifetime. Donington Park yet again proved itself to be the home of rock and astonishing sets from the likes of Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Rammstein and many, many others made it a vintage year.

However, something slightly less cool once again raised its head in that field last weekend and it’s about time it gets addressed.

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Download Festival 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

June 28th, 2012

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It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.

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Download Festival 2012: Steel Panther @ Main Stage – Saturday, 09 June 2012

June 10th, 2012

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Lock up your wives, daughters, girlfriends, sisters, grandmothers, and anyone else with an XX chromosome at Download Festival 2012 – Steel Panther are back, and this time they’re on the Main Stage. They also stopped by backstage to give Raz some emergency sex education – check out our video interview to see what we mean…

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Download Festival adds 14 more bands to their 2012 line-up

February 1st, 2012

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Download Festival have announced a veritable swathe of additional acts that will be gracing their festival at Donington Park this Summer. There’s even a fair few heavyweights in this announcement, including Megadeth, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Slash, and Thrash Hits’ personal favourite purveyors of intellectual metal, Five Finger Death Punch.

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Live: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe + Steel Panther @ London Wembley Arena – 14 December 2011

December 16th, 2011

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Where is Def Leppard? Where is Mötley Crüe? When Steel Panther asked these questions in their debut single ‘Death To All But Metal’ – little would they have known that a few years later, they would actually be on tour with them. We managed to find our leopard print trousers and guy-liner in time to race over to Wembley for the ultimate hair metal night out.

Six things we found out when we went to see Def Leppard at Wembley:

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Album: Steel Panther – Balls Out

October 28th, 2011

Steel Panther
Balls Out
Universal Music
31 October 2011

by Ryan Williams

Steel Panther. Lots of people loved them and lots of people just didn’t like them. It could never be a Marmite thing with these guys because they’re better than the 80s glam metallers they’re aping. Feel The Steel was a wonderfully refreshing collection of cock rock anthems sculpted and moulded over years and years. Balls Out is the LA spandex fans’ second collection of cock rock anthems but this one’s only taken two years.

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WIN! The new Steel Panther album, Balls Out + a tshirt. Is this a goody bag?

October 19th, 2011

The mighty Steel Panther are back with their second album, Balls Out and a slew of tourdates. They’re releasing the album on 31 October 2011 and have a one-off show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 08 November 2011. To celebrate (promote) this, we’re giving away FIVE COPIES of Balls Out and some tshirts. We’ll put them in a bag. You say, “Goody!”

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PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #3b – To tour is to FAIL. Repeatedly

May 31st, 2011

After the first part of TesseracT guitarist, James Monteith‘s recollection of the more musical and work-based exploits while on tour across America, the second details every single one of the band’s fuck ups and fails along the way. Some mothers do ‘ave ’em…

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The show must go on… A tour is never without its problems, however this one has been particularly plagued by bad luck and stupidity. When stuff goes wrong you just have to deal with it, laugh and carry on no matter how serious.

Here are our Thirteen Fails in chronological order:

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