Hi everyone, and welcome to my new column for Guitar World. Over the next few months, I will be demonstrating many of the totally awesome solos, rhythm parts and techniques I use in creating the incredible music for my band, Steel Panther, surely one of the greatest heavy metal bands to come out of Canoga Park in the last three years.
On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World teamed up to host the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast at the Grove in Anaheim, California. The event honored Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who withstood a barrage of barbs and one-liners from a slew of rockers and comedians, including Steel Panther, who roasted Snider with a video made just for the occasion.
While they couldn't make it in person, Steel Panther couldn't turn down the opportunity to let Zakk Wylde have it at the first-ever Guitar World Rock and Roll Roast back in January. The boys in Steel Panther sent in a video roast for Zakk, which is NSFW, to say the least. Check it out below.
There are a lot of things about being a rock star that you have to find out the hard way when you start your climb to the top — how to give a good interview, how to choose bunks on the tour bus, how to keep your bass player in his place and, perhaps most importantly, how to deal with groupies.
Steel Panther recently took part in a special Kerrang! Radio appearance in Birmingham, England which featured a special acoustic set performed for contest winners. You can check out an acoustic performance of "17 Girls in a Row" below.