Stars, Steel Panther and a Van Halen Cake: Inside Joe Manganiello's 40th Birthday Party!
Rock on! Joe Manganiello celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday night with a Coachella-themed bash (a.k.a. #joechella) at the Hollywood W hotel. Among the highlights: a jam session with Steel Panther, one of the actor's favorite bands.
Guests including Fergie, Josh Duhamel and Eric Stonestreet — a Modern Family costar of Manganiello's wife Sofia Vergara — partied all night. "It was an amazing cross-section of my friends from music, sports, art, entertainment," Manganiello told PEOPLE. "I even had a friend from kindergarten fly in from Pittsburgh."
Vergara's Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita got in on the fun, too.
"I've been friends with Steel Panther for years and they're one of my favorite bands of all time," Manganiello told PEOPLE. "In the back of my mind I always envisioned them playing my 40th birthday party and sure enough they had a break from their touring schedule to do it."
Paul Reubens — with whom Manganiello starred in the Netflix film Pee-wee's Big Holiday — popped in, too.
"My wife used her cake expertise to order me an unbelievable Van Halen cake," Manganiello said of the red-and-black guitar-shaped creation.
Jeff Leatham, who did Manganiello and Vergara's wedding flowers, sent over black and red blooms for decoration.