Steel Panther Announce Drive-In Concerts

Steel Panther will be playing two drive-in concerts in Pennsylvania next month. The first one will take place in Pittsburgh at the Starlight Drive-In on September 11 and the second one will take place in Scranton at the Circle Drive-In on September 12.

The band commented

“Announcing the FAST CARS & LOUD GUITARS TOUR LIVE at the Drive-In!! In order to keep you socially and sexually distant, we’ll be performing LIVE on stage, broadcasting the performance on the movie screen with the audio available via an outdoor PA system as well as in everyone’s car!! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at steelpantherrocks.com!!”

“Bring your hot rod and hot dates to the concert event of the weekend. This ain’t your momma’s NASCAR. This is Steel Panther live and out of our cage in Los Angeles. You’re welcome Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the local government has informed us that it is totally ILLEGAL to attend this concert naked. They blamed Covid; so please STILL wear a mask when you’re around strangers!”

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Steel Panther Have Eight Or Nine New Songs Written, May Release New EP In 2021

During a recent appearance on “Dr Gong’s Drumcast,” Stix Zadinia confirmed that Steel Panther have been working on new material during their coronavirus downtime. The group currently have about eight or nine songs written and are considering releasing a new EP in 2021.

Zadinia said the following:

“Satchel [guitar] has been on a writing tear. He’s writing these great songs. I wish I could even tell you the titles — they’re so good.”

He went on to talk about the possibility of a new EP:

“We’ve done five full-length records. We’re talking about doing EP, ’cause we can do that quicker. And then we can put out another EP sooner. Instead of waiting so long between putting something out, we can do it in a shorter span of time. And I also feel like because of the way music is consumed these days that there’s a lot of songs on a 10-song record that just don’t get attention.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“I feel like it’s first quarter of next year, if we’re gonna do it. We’re writing — we’re writing our ass off. I’m actually gonna go out to Vegas and write with Satchel for a few days. He’s in Vegas, and we’re just gonna go jam and see what happens. He already has eight or nine songs that are done, and they’re bitching.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Steel Panther Announce “Rockdown In The Lockdown” Virtual Concert

Steel Panther have announced another virtual concert. The show will be streamed live from the Drum Workshop in Oxnard, CA on August 16 and it will also feature various sketch comedy pieces. Tickets can be found HERE with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards a local animal rescue in Los Angeles, CA and Live Nation’s Crew Nation.

Steel Panther Share “Boy Band Version” Of Their “Let’s Get High Tonight” Video

Steel Panther have shared a “boy band version” of their “Let’s Get High Tonight” video. You can check that out below. The original version of the video, which can be found HERE, finds the band dressing up in styles associated with a number of different genres. The track appears on their latest album “Heavy Metal Rules.” The group said the following about the new clip:

“Here’s a little something you didn’t know you needed!! Still can’t figure out why Lou Pearlman passed on us all those years ago…”

Steel Panther Announce Virtual “Concert To Save The World”

Steel Panther will be playing a virtual concert on June 7. The show will be livestreamed from Los Angeles, CA and tickets are available HERE. Proceeds will go towards Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue and Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund.

The following was said about the show on the band’s official website:

“California rock legends and global philanthropists Steel Panther are gearing up for another first in their long and distinguished career. The band is going to be playing their first ever, completely live around the globe, socially distance abiding (band members will be 6’ away from each other too), virtual concert that they are calling the Concert To Save The World. The concert will take place on Sunday, June 7th from a sanitized, undisclosed location in Los Angeles that will feature full stage production and use multiple cameras to stream the event live on www.steelpantherrocks.com. The show will be live at 2:00PM Los Angeles time, 5:00PM New York City time, 10:00PM (22:00) London time, 11:00PM (23:00) Berlin time, 5:00AM (Monday morning) Hong Kong time and 7:00AM (Monday morning) Sydney time. The band will take breaks during the show and interact with the fans live around the globe. Tickets for the virtual concert will cost $15.00 each with proceeds from each ticket sold going to benefit Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue (the location that hosted the band’s recently announced All Day Kitty Cam) and Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund (benefitting all touring personnel affected by the Covid-19 pandemic). Any fan who has purchased the band’s latest effect pedal The Butthole Burner prior to the concert will get a free ticket to the event. The band will also be giving away 3 pedals live during the event as well as a guitar, merchandise from longtime sponsor Monster Energy including a year’s supply of Monster, a Jambox, skateboard and other items. The Concert To Save The World is being sponsored by Monster Energy and tickets are available here: https://lnk.to/steelpantherlive.

‘This concert is guaranteed to, at the very least, have our microphones plugged in and facing the right direction.,’ explains Steel Panther. ‘We feel like heavy metal hasn’t been represented in any recent broadcasts. It is time to bring spandex and hairspray back to the forefront and ripping guitar solos into your living rooms. Additionally, Steel Panther would like to inform you that it is totally legal to attend this concert naked!’”

Steel Panther Team Up With Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue For “All-Day Kitty Cam”

Steel Panther have teamed up with the Heavenly Pets animal rescue to launch an “All Day Kitty Cam.” Fans that tune in to the livestream will be able to see kittens from the shelter that are up for adoption and will also be able to donate money to help out with costs attained from the increase in abandoned pets due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“We heard GivingTuesdayNow was May 5th and our early plan was to give away free Mexican beer for Cinco De Mayo, but the stupid virus ruined our plan. Fuck you, coronavirus. Then we heard about all the pussy being abandoned, we thought we had to do something because Steel Panther makes it no secret how much we love…. cats. We hope this stream can help our friends at Heavenly Pets and give people at home something cute to see.”

Scorpions, Steel Panther, Sons Of Apollo, Etc. Members Join Winger For All-Star Version Of “Better Days Comin'”

Winger have shared a video for a new all-star version of “Better Days Comin’.” The clip, which can be seen below, features the following guests in order of appearance: Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo), Tony Harnell (TNT), George Gakis, Mark Hudson, Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine (Scorpions), Robert Mason (Warrant), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs), Terry Ilous (XYZ), Don Crash (H.E.A.T.), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), Fiona Flanagan, Steve Postell (The Immediate Family), Eddie Trunk, Cenk Eroglu, Steve Whiteman (Kix), Howie Simon (Nelson, etc.), PJ Griffith (“Rock Of Ages”), and Kenny Leckremo (H.E.A.T.).