Steel Panther Cover The Backstreet Boys
June 19, 2010
Steel Panther’s new single, a cover of The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”, is only out in the UK at the moment but now you can check out the video below to hear it!
Steel Panther released “I Want It All” last week to coincide with the band’s appearance at the Download Festival.
In related news, eighties glam metal revivalists/homage payers Steel Panther have won the hearts of metal fans who grew up in that decade but have also faced a bit of flak from metalheads for being a bit too over the top in their delivery. Well, this ain’t going to help — the band are going to be the focus of a new reality television show.
Tentatively titled Steel Panther, the program is a “loosely scripted” “docu-reality show” (which means it’s about as real as The Osbournes was) that follows the band members as they attempt to bring back heavy metal, reports Blabbermouth. A pilot of the show was ordered by Comedy Central for their 2010-2011 development slate.
The show is being created by heavy metal funnyman Brian Posehn and Jackass director Jeff Tremaine; combine those credentials with the band’s hysterical approach to what they do, and it does sound like a recipe for some laughs.
Let’s hope the pilot is a success and the show rolls along into production and gives metalheads another reason to like TV again. It should also help quell any anti-Steel Panther sentiment out there by showing that the band are a bunch of harmless fun-loving goofballs who do have a genuine love of metal.
Steel Panther have among their ranks ex-L.A. Guns and Fight members, and released their debut album, Feel the Steel, last year.