Video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows performing the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" with STEEL PANTHER this past Monday night (April 20) at the Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada can be viewed below.STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL.
The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer "Michael Starr" (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of '80s glam metal. The group's between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.STEEL PANTHER's debut album, "Feel The Steel", will be released on June 9 via Universal/Republic.
Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash joined AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage at the April 16 concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for a performance of the GN'R classic "It's So Easy". M. Shadows is rumored to have recorded a guest appearance on Slash's upcoming solo album, which the guitarist is tracking with former NINE INCH NAILS drummer Josh Freese and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney.