Watch: STEEL PANTHER’s ‘OZZY OSBOURNE’ Bites Head Off ‘Bat’ At France’s HELLFEST

Professionally filmed video of STEEL PANTHER‘s whole June 18 efficiency at this 12 months’s Hellfest in Clisson, France may be seen under. The band’s 11-song set included a canopy of the OZZY OSBOURNE traditional “Loopy Practice”, with STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr as soon as once more doing his hilarious impression of the legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman, full with Ozzy‘s acquainted rallying cries (“God bless you” and “Let’s get loopy”),his stage strikes and his lovable goofy smile. On the finish of the track, Starr even proceeded to “chew off” the velcro removable head from an official Ozzy smooth toy Plush Bat.

In 2019, Osbourne launched the plush toy to mark the thirty seventh anniversary of his notorious bat-biting incident.

On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the pinnacle off a reside bat throughout a live performance at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. He later claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an viewers member.

Fashioned in 2000, STEEL PANTHER makes a speciality of imitating and exaggerating the much less flattering elements of Nineteen Eighties hair metallic, 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 focus of its act from ’80s metallic covers to originals.

Again in 2014, Starr (nee Ralph Saenz) instructed The Morning Solar that STEEL PANTHER‘s music has grown from laughs to lauds as its music has been accepted by audiences.

“Enjoying covers for therefore a few years [originally] branded us a canopy band. It was exhausting to vary that,” he acknowledged. “Now there is no such thing as a mistaking; we would be the largest actual metallic band on this planet by 2025 – until we die first.”

STEEL PANTHER is at the moment mastering its new studio album for a tentative late 2022 launch. The band, which has not but secured a everlasting substitute for its authentic bassist Lexxi Foxx, has been engaged on the follow-up to 2019’s “Heavy Metallic Guidelines” for the previous few months and lately accomplished mixing the LP.

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