Steel Panther Launch Bracket To Determine Their New Bassist

Steel Panther have launched a bracket in an effort to choose their new bassist. Fans can vote on that HERE. The band issued the following statement:

“Two finalists are in, eight more to be selected. That’s where you come in! Welcome to ‘The Road To The Road’ tournament! From over 1669 submissions, we’ve narrowed the field to the top 32 and we want YOU to help us determine the top 10! Every day between now and December 24th, we’re featuring two bassists as we work our way through the bracket below. All you have to do is check out the videos and vote for your favorites! Let the games BEGIN!!”

Steel Panther Announce “White Christmas” Shows

Steel Panther will be celebrating the holidays with some “White Christmas” shows. Here’s the dates:

11/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
12/08 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
12/09 Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
12/10 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
12/11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Steel Panther Singer Michael Starr Says The Band Have Yet To Choose A Permanent Replacement For Ex-Bassist Lexxi Foxx

As previously reported, Steel Panther have been touring with bassist Rikki Dazzle as of late. However, it appears that he may not end up being a permanent member of the band. Singer Michael Starr has since confirmed that the group are still holding auditions for the open bassist position:

“After getting 432 texts this morning regarding my last post about Rikki Dazzle being our permanent bass player, I went back and had my assistant read me the actual headline. I must have been super stoned, but to be clear: We are still in the audition process. Rikki killed it hard and he will be hard to beat, but when we finally decide who the permanent guy or girl is, we will make an official announcement. Until then, stay high and rock hard.”

Steel Panther & Sevendust Postpone Australian Tour To October 2022

Steel Panther have postponed their Australian/New Zealand tour. The trek will now take place in October 2022 with Sevendust set to open on the Australian dates:

10/17 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation (no Sevendust)
10/19 Newcastle, AUS – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
10/21 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
10/22 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill
10/23 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court Arena

Steel Panther Joined Onstage By Travis Tritt During Norfolk, VA Show

During Steel Panther’s September 14 show in Norfolk, VA, the band were joined onstage by Travis Tritt for a performance of the country singer’s song “Homesick.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Tritt recently made headlines for moronic comments regarding common sense vaccine mandates.

Steel Panther Open Auditions To Find New Bassist

Steel Panther have opened auditions in an effort to find a replacement for ex-bassist Lexxi Foxx, who exited the band last month. You can audition by doing the following:

“Instructions:

1. Be bitchin
2. Upload a video of you playing any Steel Panther song titled “yourname_songname_youremailaddress” here.
3. Upload a video of you introducing yourself to Steel Panther explaining why you should be our bassist titled “yourname_introduction_youremailaddress” here.”

Bassist Lexxi Foxx Exits Steel Panther

Steel Panther have parted ways with bassist Lexxi Foxx. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

The group commented:

“The End of an Era

The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us. For some though, it has opened doors of opportunity and been a catalyst to seek out one’s true calling in life. This is Lexxi’s story. He started his side business, “Sexy Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets,” to bring in money for Botox during the lockdown. But something miraculous happened. He realized that his love for making pets pretty was greater than his love for being pretty himself. Lexxi discovered a greater love. Possibly, the greatest love of all.

Lexxi has chosen to hang up his mirror and focus on his newfound passion. Making ugly dogs pretty. Anyway, after nearly 40 years of rocking together and taking Steel Panther from the Viper Room to headlining Wembley Arena, it is with heavy hearts – but great heavy metal memories – that we bid Lexxi Foxx farewell. We love you and we wish you a wonderful future putting eyeliner on chihuahuas.

Steel Panther will continue to rock the world. And though we may not ever find a bassist quite as beautiful as Lexxi, it shouldn’t be hard to find one to match his towering intellect.

Good Luck… And goodbye Lexxi Foxx!!”

Watch Steel Panther Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” With Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna

During their July 15 set at the Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, Steel Panther were joined onstage by Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna for a cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” You can check out fan-filmed footage of that below:

Michael Starr Offers Update On New Steel Panther Album: “We’ve Been Able To Finish Two Songs So Far In Pre-Production”

During a recent interview with Comebackstage, Michael Starr offered an update on the new Steel Panther album. According to him, the band currently have two pre-production tracks done.

Starr said the following:

“Satchel [guitar] writes all the songs for STEEL PANTHER, and Stix [Zadinia, drums] and I write stuff to Satchel’s music. So, we’ve been able to finish two songs so far in pre-production, and then we have about 12 more that we’re gonna record. So what we’re doing is we’re having a different process right now because of COVID, and the different process is we normally don’t demo up what Satchel writes. He’ll make a demo, and then we usually just go in the studio and then we add our parts to it. But this time we’re doing it in pre-production, which means he writes a demo for a song, he presents it to us, we learn what we wanna learn and then add our personalities to the songs. But now we’re recording ’em at Stix’s house. Because we don’t wanna spend the money on doing it with a producer, ’cause right now we’re just barely making it. And we’re not signed to a label; we have our own label. So whenever we put out a record now, we pay for everything upfront. So that’s why we’re doing it this way, this process — making sure that we’re totally ready to go, and then we’re gonna take those 14 songs and go record ’em for real, in a real studio and a producer.”

He continued:

“As far as a timeline for our new music is concerned, we don’t really have one because we don’t know what the fuck’s gonna happen. ‘Cause everything could shut down. Tokyo shut down yesterday, U.K. is getting more cases, and you just never know. So we’re just gonna keep going down this path.”

Starr also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“I can tell you this: the cool thing about the music that we’re doing is it’s a departure from what we normally do, but it’s all based on the same thing: getting fucking high, getting laid and partying. What STEEL PANTHER sells is fun. And I think the people need this right now. I know I do. I wanna escape and laugh and have a good time and rock. So, for me, performing is great. It makes me forget about all the bullshit that’s going on, and I can just be in that moment and enjoy being around other people.”

[via Blabbermouth]