Stix Zadinia Of Steel Panther Talks Songwriting, Censorship & ‘Balls Out’

Steel Panther

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with with drummer Stix Zadinia of Los Angeles glam metal act Steel Panther before the band’s March 25th concert in Paris, France. Stix talked about how “Steel Panther chose us”, how they’ve evolved with the latest record ‘Balls Out’, how they each contribute sauce in the songwriting process, dealing with record label censorship and U.S. radio refusing to play their music, and more. Watch it via YouTube below.

Michael Starr Sees Steel Panther As A Relationship Counselor

Steel Panther 'Balls Out'

Ralph Saenz, aka Michael Starr of Steel Panther, spoke with Kerrang! about the band’s new album ‘Balls Out’, due out October 31st on Universal Records, and jokingly asked the vocalist if he ever worries the band’s music is too deep. “No, not really,” the 46-year-old said. “I think fu**ing and getting pu**y is something central to a lot of lives. If you’re a dude, and you’re not fu**ing, then pretty soon your life will begin to suck. If you’re a chick and you’re not fu**ing your dude, then he’ll go and fu** somewhere else. So I see our role as a kind of relationship counselor. Because if you listen to this album, you can’t help but fu**. That’s why this is the best album we’ve ever made. ‘Feel the Steel’ was great – it was like cocaine. This one’s like crack.”

Steel Panther Set November 1st Release For ‘Balls Out’

Rock band Steel Panther

Steel Panther are prepping to release their sophomore album ‘Balls Out’ via Universal Republic Records on November 1st. The follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut ‘Feel The Steel’ features 14 tracks such as ‘Just Like Tiger Woods’, ‘Gold Digging Whore’ and ‘Weenie Ride’. The album also features cameos by Dane Cook on the album opener ‘In The Future’ and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and Extreme axeman Nuno Bettencourt show up on ‘It Won’t Suck Itself’. ‘Balls Out’ was produced by Grammy nominated producer/mixer Jay Ruston who produced the band’s ‘Feel The Steel’ debut.

The first single from ‘Balls Out’ is ’17 Girls In A Row’ and will be impacting at radio soon. The band, featuring vocalist Michael Starr, guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia, will be heading out on a UK tour with Def Leppard and Motley Crue in December before coming back to start a nationwide tour of the US in 2012.

Balls Out Track listing:
1. In The Future
2. Supersonic Sex Machine
3. Just Like Tiger Woods
4. 17 Girls In A Row
5. If You Really Really Love Me
6. It Won’t Suck Itself
7. Tomorrow Night
8. Why Can’t You Trust Me
9. That’s What Girls Are For
10. Gold Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
12. Critter
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride

Steel Panther Press Conference At The Viper Room

Steel Panther recently sat down for a press conference at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and 98.7 FM was there. The glam metal band talked about inspirations for the band – cocaine and hookers, what happens backstage at their gigs, how they get ready for shows, and if they plan on pulling up ladies on stage for their gig.

Gibson Dark Fire Guitar Launch Party Highlights

Altitude TV has more footage of Paul Stanley’s cameo at the Gibson Dark Fire guitar launch party in Beverly Hills on December 15th, where he joined Steel Panther on stage to perform ‘Lick It Up’. Steel Panther guitarist Satchel also shared his thoughts on the new Gibson product. Watch the video via MySpace below.

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