With a new album out, I thought I would update Steel Panther’s Artist Spotlight which was originally posted early last year:
Do the following names ring a bell?
- Ralph Saenz
- Russ Parrish
- Travis Haley
- Darren Leader
No, what about these?
- Michael Starr
- Lexxi Foxx
- Stix Zadinia
Yes, I thought those would. They are Steel Panther. The greatest Metal, Comedy band of all time! That is right…Metal and Comedy. These guys are a tongue-in-cheek version of the 80’s Glam Metal scene. They are vulgar, repulsive, hilarious and man they can play some serious metal music. Well, not really serious music as it is comedy, but they can actually play and play well.
Five years ago, I was in Los Angeles and got a chance to go see these guys live at the House of Blues (at least I think it was the House of Blues). I am not sure how I would describe what I saw, but I know I enjoyed it immensely. The show was part metal concert, part comedy show and part soft porn. They never take themselves seriously and are always having a good time. The audience loved them and women were jumping up on stage and doing pretty much whatever they wanted. It was a little insane.