KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer joined Steel Panther on stage last night (Saturday, February 12) at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada to perform two songs — “Lick It Up” (KISS) and “You Really Got Me” (Van Halen, The Kinks).
With Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. Guns), drummer Stix Zadinia, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, and guitarist Satchel (real name Russ Parrish; ex-Fight), Steel Panther (formerly known as Metal Skool) is a kick ass heavy metal band from Los Angeles, known for its profane and humorous lyrics. The group’s over-the-top live performances have attracted celebrities and fans alike, and in February 2009 the band succeeded in becoming one of the most popular cover bands in California, winning the contest of “Best Tribute Band in the Universe”.” The band’s first album, entitled “Feel the Steel”, was released in 2009. Steel Panther are the shit!