People.com Entertainment Movies Stars, Steel Panther and a Van Halen Cake: Inside Joe Manganiello's 40th Birthday Party! The actor pulled out all the stops for the rockin' bash By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 17, 2017 07:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 08 Matt Sayles 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. 02 of 08 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." 03 of 08 Vergara's Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita got in on the fun, too. 04 of 08 "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." 05 of 08 Paul Reubens — with whom Manganiello starred in the Netflix film Pee-wee's Big Holiday — popped in, too. 06 of 08 "My wife used her cake expertise to order me an unbelievable Van Halen cake," Manganiello said of the red-and-black guitar-shaped creation. 07 of 08 Jeff Leatham, who did Manganiello and Vergara's wedding flowers, sent over black and red blooms for decoration. 08 of 08 Manganiello capped the night by posting a photo with Vergara, which he captioned, "Goodnight Los Angeles!!! #JOECHELLA." But the fun didn't stop there: Saturday, he boarded a private plane to Kansas City to watch his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers take down the Chiefs on Sunday.