Official World Record attempt for largest air guitar ensemble at Download Festival 2009
Steel Panther to challenge fans with Guitar Solo Competition
Steel Panther, the resurgent metal titans from LA’s Sunset Strip are coming to the UK and they want to get more involved with their fans.
Not content with unleashing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Feel The Steel’ (out now) upon the UK and igniting audiences with their outrageous live shows, Steel Panther want to leave a permanent mark on these shores. They will attempt to break the world record for the most number of people playing air guitar simultaneously – an ensemble if you will. The attempt will take place during their set at Download Festival (Tuborg Stage, 5:15pm).
The current Guinness World Record is held by the charity ActionAid at Reading Festival last year with 254 participants. Says Satchel, lead guitarist “Come to Download Festival, come to the Steel Panther set, bring your air guitar with you and we’re gonna jam! But don’t just start randomly jammin’ otherwise you’ll look like a d**k.”
The second endeavour of connecting with the fans comes by way of a guitar solo competition. Steel Panther have invited fans to submit their own solo for the current single ‘Death To All But Metal’, a challenge if you will, to fans who think they can do better than the aforementioned Satchel. The ultimate winner, as chosen by the band, will have opportunity of performing their winning solo live with Steel Panther at their next London show. Anyone can enter but the winner will be a UK entrant only.
Fans are to submit their video entries of their solos to the following site – http://www.youtube.com/steelpantherrocks <http://www.youtube.com/steelpantherrocks> - where other entrants can view and rate the solos, there may even be a few surprise entries in the coming weeks… A version of the single ‘Death To All But Metal’ without Satchel’s guitar solo will be made available to download from 15th June so fans can record their own guitar solo over the track.
What the press say about Steel Panther’s debut album, ‘Feel The Steel’:
“Simply, it’s brilliant… the humour may be riotous but it’s the music that makes this close to perfect” – Kerrang! – KKKK
“Steel Panther serve up one of the most hilarious albums of all time… be seduced by one hell of a great album!” – Rock Sound – 9/10