On The Road… with Steel Panther

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Lots of people enjoy the sheer glam-rock fun of Steel Panther’s music. But seeing the band in concert, where there songs almost come to life, is another story entirely. In an age where most music fans, especially rock and metal fans take themselves too seriously, “The Panther” only want you to live in then ow, with lust in your heart. The most mirthless, hardened guy or gal would have a hard time not laughing and smiling up a storm when “feeling the steel”! Rock music hasn’t had a group this crazy or dangerous since the heyday of Van Halen was all original members or Guns `N Roses were still in their skinny jeans, The band recently returned home to the House of Blues in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip to a sold out crowd and a heroes welcome. The floor was a sea of people singing along the entire night. When they were still and underground phenomenon and an every week thing, fans might have started swearing off the hair spray and the spandex was put away. Now that they are a big international hit, the band can do a show like this and feel new again. Captured here by Nick Phelps of MasterPhelps photography you see the band in all of their glory (hole) and the crowd was too!

 

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

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Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

 

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

Steel Panther, by MasterPhelps Photography

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Fire Within: Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot

Cover Artwork by Stefan Heilemann

Cover Artwork by Stefan Heilemann

 

Kamelot have just released a new album, Haven, on their new label, Napalm Records. Taylor Phelps caught up with the bands’ venerable co-founder Thomas Youngblood on their tour bus outside the Worcester Palladium to discuss the all the new changes with the band’s business, the creative process of writing with guest musicians, and the history of Kamelot. Videography by MasterPhelps Photography.

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Kamelot, by MasterPhelps Photography

Kamelot, by MasterPhelps Photography

Taylor Phelps and Thomas Youngblood, by MasterPhelps

Taylor Phelps and Thomas Youngblood, by MasterPhelps