GALLERY: Steel Panther headline Wembley Arena

It was a historic night – Steel Panther, a band few took seriously in the beginning (and even less now), striding the stage at Wembley Arena as if they owned the place.

The LA natives’ biggest headline show to date wasn’t without its poignant moments – Livenation and Download head honcho Andy Copping surprised them all with Silver presentation discs for record sales in excess of 60,000, and… no, wait… that’s the only poignant moment.

It was overall a night of debaucherous bad taste and impeccable musicianship and, above all else, triumph for a group of musicians that has the entire music industry saying, in unison, “What a bunch of douchebags.” Well done, boys.

Alexander Milas is an erstwhile archaeologist, broadcaster, music journalist and award-winning decade-long ex-editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer magazine. In 2017 he founded Twin V (opens in new tab), a creative solutions and production company.  In 2019 he launched the World Metal Congress (opens in new tab), a celebration of heavy metal’s global impact and an exploration of the issues affecting its community. His other projects include Space Rocks (opens in new tab), a festival space exploration in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycle ride which has raised over a million pounds for four children's charities which he co-founded with Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. He is Eddietor of the official Iron Maiden Fan Club, head of the Heavy Metal Cycling Club (opens in new tab), and works closely with Earth Percent, a climate action group. He has a cat named Angus.