CONCERT CALENDAR ... KSHE 95 ST. LOUIS' BEST ROCK

Steel Panther

WHERE
· The Pageant
WHEN
· Saturday, May 25 @ 8:00 PM
AGE
· All Ages
PRICE
· $22.50 ADV / $25.00 DOS
STATUS
· On Sale Now

ABOUT THE EVENT

STEEL PANTHER is the hottest band out of Hollywood since Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and Poison ruled the Sunset Strip. Arriving in 2009 with debut album Feel The Steel – hailed by Kerrang! magazine as “close to perfect” – Steel Panther has won a legion of fans across the world. And now the band is aiming even higher with second album Balls Out. Released worldwide through Universal Music on November 1, 2011, Balls Out is another masterpiece of kick-‐ass rock and roll.

“This record is going to make the fans we have be even more into us,” Satchel says. “And it’s gonna appeal to a lot of new people too.” Stix Zadinia believes that Balls Out can be as big as the albums that turned Bon Jovi and Motley Crue into superstars in the 80s. “This will be our Slippery When Wet, our Shout At The Devil,” he says. Michael Starr goes further. “I think we’re surpassing Slippery When Wet. Balls Out is gonna be our Thriller!” But Stix adds: “Thriller is a lame analogy – it’s not metal.”

Balls Out features 14 new Steel Panther anthems, including 17 Girls In A Row, Supersonic Sex Machine, lead single If You Really Really Love Me, piano ballad Weenie Ride and the homage Just Like Tiger Woods. One track, provocatively titled It Won’t Suck Itself, features guest appearances by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. And comedian Dane Cook narrates the epic introduction piece In The Future.

Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Jay Ruston, who also helmed Feel The Steel, Balls Out is described by Starr as simply “a great party record”. And as Satchel defiantly states, Steel Panther remains as uncompromising as ever: a band that will stick to its guns no matter what. “We’re already on top of the heavy metal hill,” he says. “We got there with our first record. And right now we’re just trying to keep other bands from knocking us off. We don’t wanna grow as artists. We wanna stagnate in our own coolness. And with Balls Out, I think we accomplished that.”

STEEL PANTHER was, for a long time, rock’s best-‐kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. At sell-‐out club shows in Hollywood, Steel Panther has been joined on stage by rock and roll icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and all three members of Green Day. Across the Atlantic, the band has shared arena stages with ZZ Top and rocked an audience of 30,000 at the UK’s Download festival. And in Germany, Feel The Steel was proclaimed ‘Best Debut Album’ in the Metal Hammer awards.

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