In a brand new interview with RAMzine performed at this month’s Obtain competition in the UK, singer Michael Starr and drummer Stix Zadinia of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER mentioned their ongoing seek for a everlasting alternative for his or her unique bassist Lexxi Foxx. Michael stated: “We tried out over… We had what number of video submissions… in all probability [over 700]. And we went by way of each single video. And we did some take a look at runs with some folks. And after we discover the correct man, you guys will know.”
Added Stix: “On this tour, we have now our good friend Spyder with us, who is a superb good friend and a good higher bass participant. He isn’t that nice a good friend. I am kidding. He is superior. We have recognized him since 1990. He is one in all our homies and he is killing it. And we can not wait to jam with him. However we’re nonetheless looking for the everlasting man ‘trigger Spyder‘s received one other gig; he is received a paper route that he works on.”
Continued Michael: “We might by no means discover one other alternative for Lexxi. We love him. We miss him dearly. And I am glad he is doing what he needs to do in life. However changing him, it is like attempting to switch Stix or me — it is unattainable. So we might by no means, ever have a bass participant. We’d simply be attempting out bass gamers till I die.”
Stix: “And each time we get a brand new man, we simply say, ‘Hey, come out. There is not any cash concerned. So simply check out.’ We simply hold doing it eternally.”
Eight months in the past, Lexxi — whose actual identify is Travis Haley — advised Rocking With Jam Man that he hadn’t spoken together with his former bandmates since his exit. “I nonetheless discuss to the singer a bit bit; I’ve prior to now,” he stated. “However I feel that these scars and I feel that the departure, the best way that it went down, I feel there’s some sore spots. However that is robust for me to speak about.
“That was one thing that I am very happy with — to be that character for such a protracted time period, and to play with these cats,” he continued. “They’re all superb musicians. And I simply assume that it is completely different to not have that [in my life] — I might been in character for thus lengthy — however I’ve to say it is a bit refreshing as effectively.”
When STEEL PANTHER first introduced Lexxi‘s exit in July 2021, the band jokingly stated that Foxx “began his aspect enterprise, ‘Horny Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets,’ to herald cash for Botox through the lockdown.” After realizing that “his love for making pets fairly was larger than his love for being fairly himself,” he selected “to hold up his mirror and give attention to his newfound ardour: making ugly canine fairly,” the group wrote in a press release.
Again in December 2018, Lexxi sat out a STEEL PANTHER tour after being admitted to “intercourse rehab.” The true purpose for his absence was by no means formally disclosed.
Throughout an look on an episode of the “2020’d” podcast, Satchel said about Lexxi‘s departure: “We did not need him to stop. No one needed him to stop, together with loads of followers. I am positive loads of followers are very unhappy that he left. However he is the man who left the band. I feel he is received his personal issues he is coping with, and he simply needed to go and do this. So, I do not know… I can not reply for Lexxi Foxx. However we are going to all miss Lexxi Foxx, and all of us want him one of the best in all the things that he does. However we did not hearth him; he stop the band. So we’re gonna have to maneuver on and get anyone else who’s youthful and foxier and would not want as a lot Botox,” referencing the drug medical doctors have been utilizing for years to deal with wrinkles and facial creases.
Fashioned in 2000, STEEL PANTHER makes a speciality of imitating and exaggerating the much less flattering elements of Eighties hair steel, with unrepentantly crude, non-PC sexual content material as a favourite lyrical theme.
The group’s music has been described as “VAN HALEN meets MÖTLEY CRÜE meets RATT meets ‘Wayne’s World’, full with operatic shrieks, misogyny, shredding guitar solos and libidinal overdrive.”
Fourteen years in the past, STEEL PANTHER modified its identify from METAL SKOOL to its present moniker and shifted the main target of its act from ’80s steel covers to originals.
Haley, who was an unique member of STEEL PANTHER, just lately introduced the formation of his new band HOLLYWOOD GODS N’ MONSTERS with longtime good friend and tv movie star from MTV‘s “Pimp My Experience”, Diggity Dave.