I saw Steel Panther 8 times this year. This fell short of how many times I saw them in 2010, but it was the most fun I’ve had at their shows by far.
They were my first concert of the 2012 year when I took a trip to Vegas. I caught them repeatedly in Hollywood over the course of the year when they were in town. I even went and saw them after attending other concerts a few times.
Their best special guests (that I enjoyed the most this year) were Vivian Campbell, Dug Pinnick from Kings X, Matt Sorum, Kenny Aronoff, Hal Sparks (if you can believe that) and Bobby Blotzer (although he was completely hammered).
The best opener for Steel Panther was Phil X. His band killed it.
Here’s a pictorial account of all the fun to be had at a Steel Panther show. The only reason Mondays are cool!!