As the world continues to mourn the loss of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, Steel Panther has paid tribute to the legend by recording cover versions “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” from the classic album “Van Halen II.” The songs have been some of Steel Panther’s favorites to play live, and that became the inspiration to actually record them after all these years.
The songs are available via all streaming and digital platforms and the band filmed quarantine-style music videos for each track. Everything for “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” can be found here: https://lnk.to/SP_beautifulgirls.
“When we were playing weekly shows on the Sunset Strip, Van Halen music was essential to our set lists to keep the place rocking. The music of that band is what helped shape who Steel Panther is today. The loss of Eddie Van Halen has affected each of us in the band and these covers are our tribute to him to say thank you for the joy Van Halen music has given us,” Steel Panther said in a statement.
With individual markets beginning to open up at their own pace and with local guidelines for gatherings, Steel Panther has some upcoming tour dates in the United States. The band has stops scheduled in Arizona, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
April 1 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 22 – Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
April 23 – Concord, VA – DeVault Family Vineyards (Drive In Concert)
April 24 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs Beer Park
April 25 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 27 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
April 29 – Savannah, GA – Victory North (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 30 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
May 1 – Memphis, TN – Growlers (2 shows: Early/Late)
May 2 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
More information on these shows and all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com.