Steel Panther

Steel Panther
14:45 - 15:35 South Stage
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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2014 / 2017 / 2022


Glam Metal




Mothers lock up your daughters because the ‘hottest band out of Hollywood since Mötley Crüe’ is back! Known for their extravagant stage outfits and ditto lifestyle, Steel Panther’s parody on the glam rock and hair metal that flooded the Sunset Strip in the 80s is characterised by up-tempo songs and catchy guitars. These LA legends obviously need no introduction: skin-tight leopard pants, exploded hairdos, bandanas and more makeup than your auntie at Xmas. Their breakthrough came in 2009 with ‘Feel the Steel’, their first release under the Steel Panther moniker. Follow-up ‘Balls Out’ confirmed that their parody on 80s glam rock is actually better than most of the original stuff and that’s what makes these guys exceptional. ‘Lower the Bar’ (2017) offered more of the same tongue-in-cheek misogyny to the point where you’d almost forget these guys write excellent hard rock tunes and the real gimmick here is the stage act, not the music. ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ (2019)? Of course it does and the new album just about sums up ten years of dirty metal. (#GMM21)