Satirically pretending to be a hair metal band that missed its big break in the '80s, they hit the club circuit on the Sunset Strip around the turn of the millennium under the name Metal Shop, later changed to Metal Skool, and then to Steel Panther. Their comic take on sex, drugs, and rock & roll to the extreme caught on quickly, leading to sold-out shows and some unexpected brushes with mainstream success. This led to some opportunities: the band fittingly played the role of a metal band as "Danger Kitty" in a Discover Card commercial; they appeared on The Drew Carey Show as themselves; and their song "FF" was used as the theme for MTV's Fantasy Factory. In May of 2008 the band signed to Universal Republic. After releasing the singles "Death To All But Metal" and "Community Property," Steel Panther's full-length Feel the Steel was released in October of 2009. In addition to their first live record, 2016 also saw the release of their fourth studio album, Lower the Bar. The record's release was preceded by the single "She's Tight," a cover of the Cheap Trick song. Purchase all of their albums today! You can buy them directly for sale below...
“I know why he wrote that song: He wrote it because we were all talking about how much we hate bands that aren’t metal. I mean we really can’t stand them. We don’t like what they stand for. We don’t like them“, Starr stated in an interview with noisecreep.com.
Thing about this: All the bands that are out today that are on active rock radio, they’re all heavy metal bands in disguise because if they go out as heavy metal, no one’s going to touch them with a 10-foot pole. Disturbed is a heavy metal band in disguise, and lucky for Dave (Draiman, singer) because he went bald. He’s able to disguise himself pretty good. But you have bands like Eminem and Dr. Dre and then you have other bands that totally suck anyway even if they weren’t heavy metal bands, kind of like the Firehouse of metal. That’s what the song is really based on. “
Feel The Steel (2009)
Featuring Songs: Dealth to all but Metal and Communtity Property
Balls Out (2011)
Featuring Songs: Just Like Tiger Woods and 17 Girls in a Row
All You Can Eat (2014)
Featuring Songs: Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World and Gloryhole
Lower The Bar (2017)
Featuring Songs: Poontang Boomerang and She's Tight