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Steel Panther Rock Oz


The mighty Steel Panther just played here in Melbourne, Australia and as usual it was freaking awesome. It’s the fourth time I’ve seen them (the previous three times have been at the House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip on their Monday night residency), and in contrast to those gigs, this was 100% original material. No “Runnin’ With The Devil,” no “Don’t Stop Believing” or “Youth Gone Wild,” or “Livin’ On A Prayer.” But their original material is more than strong enough to support a full set’s worth, and it was a killer night. Some of us media folks were lucky enough to have a pre-show limo party and a meet-and-greet with the band too, although what happens in the penthouse suite stays in the penthouse suite. Hehe.

Here are some pics I snapped on the night…


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Peter Hodgson Hi! I'm Peter Hodgson. I write for Gibson.com, Australian Guitar, Australian Musician, Mixdown Magazine (including my instructional column, 'Unleash Your Inner Rock God,' which has been running since 2007), BluntBeat (including their weekly hard rock/metal column Crunch) and The Brag. And I'm Assistant Social Coordinator with Seymour Duncan. I've been playing guitar since I was 8 years old, and I've been writing for magazines since I was 18. I've also worked as a guitar teacher (up to 50 students a week), a setup tech, a newspaper editor, and I've also dabbled in radio a little bit. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and my hobbies include drinking way too much coffee, and eating way too much Mexican food. You can check out my guitar playing at Bandcamp or on YouTube, and feel free to email me at iheartguitarblog@gmail.com

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