Steel Panther is an American heavy metal band from Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. They are better known for their humorous and polemical lyrics.
Named Metal Shop at its beginning, the group is known for its energetic performances in concert. On stage, he takes glam metal classics of the 1980s. The members of the group are known for their improvisations between songs, at concerts, discussing drugs, rock, sex and joking between them. First known as a band of covers, he now plays his own compositions. The first album under the name Steel Panther is released in June 2009, entitled Feel the Steel. Steel Panther is the band that played most often on the Hollywood Sunset Strip.
Influenced by bands like Poison or Journey, Michael Starr, whose real name is Ralph Saenz, creates the band Danger Kitty after playing in "Atomic Punk" Van Halen's cover band), then briefly plays with LA's flagship band, LA Guns. Saenz, surrounded by his high school friends, Darren Leader (Stix Zadinia), Russ Parrish (Satchel), and Travis Haley (Lexxi Foxxx), foam the bars and pubs of California. In the late 1980s, the band changed names several times, from Metal Shop to Metal Skool to finally Steel Panther. As a result of the band's growing fame, many celebrities participate in concerts. Steel Panther is the group that has played the longest at the Key Club of Los Angeles. Each week the band goes on two dates in Los Angeles and two in Las Vegas. The group often plays in a box office. He cultivates the eighties look and feel of the "sex, drug and rock 'n' roll" and picks up many of the glam metal standards of the 1980s. In 2003, Steel Panther publishes his self-produced album Hole Patrol>.
Steel Panther appears in the show LA Ink by Kat Von D>, and in Las Vegas in the episode The High Price of Gas>.