New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Steel Panther vocalist Michael Starr shares with us his views on 2021 and why listening to the iconic Van Halen
2 record could save your sanity during a pandemic.
has been keeping the glory of 80's glam metal alive for a good decade now and has successfully released five great albums. Influenced by amazing bands such as Van Halen
and Mötley Crüe with songs such as "Community Property" and "Death To All But Metal", they're a great band to listen to if you're looking for a mood booster.
This iconic parodic rock band are trying to make the most of the current pandemic by creating multiple online events and even releasing a new song entitled 'F**k 2020'. On that song Steel Panther
has stated that "it has become an anthem for the band". We asked Michael Starr his opinion regarding 2021 and his answer was positive, "we will be writing songs about 2021 for two more decades, in fact 2021 is gonna be the greatest year ever!".
While some countries are still currently under lockdown, we are all hopeful that this year we will be able to meet up with friends to see our favourite band or spend a few days at a music festival. We asked Michael Starr which three albums he would happily take with him if he was stranded on a desert island, his choices were both obvious and surprising! He confessed to us that he would happily take "Van Halen 2, Stone Temple Pilots
first record and The Bee Gees
greatest hits". We could all do with a bit of Bee Gees
at the moment! It's also not surprising to see Van Halen
on Michael's list when we know how big of an influence they were to Steel Panther.
We also questioned him about the comeback of vinyl and turntables. According to many studies, more and more youngsters are turning their backs on streaming music to rediscover the joy of vinyl and turntables.
Of course, that new trend is a blessing for the music industry as this has given it a new lease of life. Michael Starr agrees that it's definitely a trend, it's so popular on Tiktok at the moment, it's kind of a novelty and in fact it should be celebrated! The older generation are happy to see their favourite album being released on vinyl, it gives them that nostalgic feeling, while the younger generation are buying because they're cool.
We'll hopefully see more of Steel Panther
this year as they just announced a string of new US tour dates!
ON TOUR - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band!
01-Jun-2021 US - Asbury Park, Paramount Theatre
03-Jun-2021 US - Boston, Boch Center Wang Theatre (formerly Citi Performing Arts Center)
05-Jun-2021 US - Gilford, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
09-Jun-2021 US - New York, Beacon Theatre
10-Jun-2021 US - New York, Beacon Theatre
12-Jun-2021 US - New York, Beacon Theatre
12-Jun-2021 US - Red Bank, Count Basie Center for the Arts
15-Jun-2021 US - Baltimore, The Modell Lyric
16-Jun-2021 US - Baltimore, The Modell Lyric
18-Jun-2021 US - Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
21-Jun-2021 US - Philadelphia, The Met Philadelphia
23-Jun-2021 US - Atlanta, Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre
24-Jun-2021 US - Atlanta, Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre
25-Jun-2021 US - St Augustine, St Augustine Amphitheatre
27-Jun-2021 US - Hollywood, Hard Rock Live