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Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How I Play “If I Was the King”

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: The Benefits of Simplicity, and How to Play “Community Property”

For this month’s column, we’re going to focus on a Steel Panther song that is so great and so hooky, it’s pretty much impossible to imagine that it even exists. “Community Property,” from our 2009 album, Feel the Steel, contains a grand total of four chords, which, to me, is a good thing. Simplicity can be great.

Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Utilizing Drop-D Tuning, and How to Play “Glory Hole”

This month I’d like to talk about a song from our forthcoming album, which will most likely be out by the time you read this, called…well, I have no idea what it’ll be called. But since it’s out now (I mean, by the time you are reading this) you will know the title, because you have it.

Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Building Complex Rock Riffs from Melodic Patterns that Slide Up the Fretboard

A lot of people come up to me and say, “Satchel, you rock! You know all 28 frets of your guitar, man!” And I say, dude, are you stupid? My guitar only has 24 frets…or something. I don’t remember how many frets my guitar has. But the point is that I know how to get up and down my neck, and how do I know that? I know all the scales and all the arpeggios, and all of the positions of all of the modes, in all of the keys.

Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Palm Muting, Vibrato and How to Play "Gold-Digging Whore"

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.