Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters (Ex-Steel Panther, Etc.) Share Jackson 5, Van Halen, And Macklemore “Smashup” Track

Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters, the band featuring bassist Travis “Lexxi Foxx” Haley (ex-Steel Panther), singer Dave “Diggity Dave” Aragon (“Pimp My Ride”), rapper HYPE, singer Kris “7even” Aragon, drummer Daniel Adam Parker, and guitarist Brian Jennings, have shared a new “smashup” track featuring songs from Jackson 5, Van Halen, and Macklemore. You can check that out below:

Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters (Ex-Steel Panther, Etc.) Tease New Track “Rock Your Fuckin Age”

Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters, the “smashup” project featuring bassist Travis “Lexxi Foxx” Haley (ex-Steel Panther), singer Dave “Diggity Dave” Aragon (“Pimp My Ride”, “Battleground Earth”), rapper HYPE, singer Kris “7even” Aragon, drummer Daniel Adam Parker, and guitarist Brian Jennings, have shared a teaser for their new track “Rock Your Fuckin Age.” You can check that out below:

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

Ex-Steel Panther Bassist Lexxi Foxx Launches New Project Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters

Travis “Lexxi Foxx” Haley (ex-Steel Panther) has launched a new band called Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters. The “smashup” project finds the bassist joined by singer Dave “Diggity Dave” Aragon (“Pimp My Ride”, “Battleground Earth”), rapper HYPE, singer Kris “7even” Aragon, drummer Daniel Adam Parker, and guitarist Brian Jennings.

Aragon said the following:

“We are not a cover band. This is original stuff we’re creating, and it’s a living, breathing history of music. We equate it to what DJs are doing, but in the form of a full band smashing together the songs every generation has grown up with. What other band is mixing the ’70s band Chic with Queen, Aerosmith, Sugarhill Gang, Blondie and DMX? And that’s just one song by us. Also, kids wanna see rock stars again… larger-than-life entities on stage that mirror the atmosphere. Think of us as a bigass American jukebox… where all the records in it have melted together… except when you press B5…you get that plus B6, B7, B8 and the track you thought you knew is now a stitched-up Frankenstein jam that makes you shake your ass harder than ever.”

Haley continued:

“This generation, the one before it, and the one that’s following are ripe for a band like us. It’s about losing yourself in the music, about dancing, about feeling alive. That’s why the DJ scene has conquered music — because people wanna go to a show and identify and recognize the songs they’re ingesting. They just wanna be enveloped in the music they know, their friends know, and hell… even their parents know.”

He also addressed his departure from Steel Panther:

“I am very proud of what I’ve accomplished with my other band. Nothing can take away the memories and the camaraderie that existed for all those years, but I just felt it was time for something new. When I heard this music, I knew this was the group of friends and the music I wanted to collaborate on.”

Aragon added:

“It’s not like he ever thought he wasn’t challenged by the copious amount of talent that resided within Steel Panther; it’s just that he wanted to explore different kinds of music and was intrigued by some of the music I was sending him.”

“Once we figured it out, we then set out to find the missing pieces that would propel the sonic and sound needed to round out this parade of hooligans. We knew we were in need of two types of talent. A rapper [Hype] extraordinaire that could dismantle any genre of music and reconstruct it into his own image, and a female singer [7even] that could terrorize through the throat but tingle the testicles. We managed to find the perfect purveyors of punched out panic.”

Hype also commented:

“I knew this was a great opportunity to represent legends past and present from all genres of music, while also transforming music for a new generation. It was a no-brainer to team up with these rockstars and ‘Define My Hype’ to the world.”

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.

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

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: