The somewhat dated, chrome steel and neon lit Metro City seemed a perfect location for the flashy, trashy, lewd and crude beast of risqué cabaret and vaudeville that is a Steel Panther show, and with the packed house still streaming through the doors, southern US rockers Black Stone Cherry hit the stage and crash into Me and Mary Jane. Definitely Southern, and certainly bluesy, but with some alt-metal nuances, this is a band I have been a fan of for years, and they never fail to deliver a powerful live show. Continue reading →
Black Stone Cherry has some sweet (as cherry pie) news – their tour dates in June 2016 have been rescheduled. While that doesn’t SOUND like awesome news… it most definitely is, as they have been shifted to main support slot on the Steel Panther tour. Double your dose of US rock in one night!. Continue reading →
Walking up to Festival Hall on a Thursday night it was clear from the sea of black t-shirts and pleather that people were here for a rock show.
It’s kind of hard to feel like you’re at a real rock show though, when its 7pm on a warm Melbourne night and still daylight outside, however this didn’t stop support act Steel Panther instantly whipping up the crowd into a frenzy. Continue reading →
Review by Courtney Laura
Photo credit: Rohan Anderson
As we all stood and waited for the show to start, the Hordern Pavilion were playing Iron Maiden’s “666 the number of the beast”. I was stoked to hear a venue playing great music that really builds the atmosphere leading into the bands performances. Continue reading →
A rock god that needs no introduction, but we’ll well and truly give him one anyway.
SLASH has been churning out some of the most iconic guitar riffs and solos in modern rock for more than three decades. A member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame for his role in the classic line-up of Guns N’ Roses and the spine-tingling opening riff he penned for the band’s trademark hit Sweet Child O’ Mine topped the list of ‘The 100 Greatest Riffs’ as voted by readers of UK’s Total Guitar magazine. Continue reading →
Los Angeles sexiest, most glam rockers STEEL PANTHER are back, armed with the balls-to-the-wall, guitar rammed new album ‘All You Can Eat’, and it’s not a moment too soon. So far they’ve schooled us on ‘The Burden Of Being Wonderful’ and taught us how to ‘Party Like It’s The End Of The World’, now these legends, who are equal parts sex and guitar gods, will unleash such tracks as ‘She’s On The Rag’ , ‘Gang Back At The Old Folks Home’ and more. It’s a wall to wall party. Continue reading →
Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au Steel Panther have graced Australian shores numerous times over the last handful of years, each time moving to larger and larger stages around the country. However, when we first heard about the mock-hair metal band’s move to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion for their ‘Spread the Disease’ tour, we thought it might have been a little optimistic.
But arriving just in time to see first support act Fozzy take to the large Hordern stage, fronted by WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, with a line of people waiting to get into the venue that seemed to stretch on forever, it was obvious that filling the big shed would prove no problem tonight. With their southern-tinged brand of high energy rock ‘n’ metal, Fozzy easily whips the early punters into a frenzy of sweaty bodies despite the venue being half empty. Continue reading →