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.
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 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
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride
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.
Steel Panther are out with the video to their new single ‘Death to All But Metal’, off the Los Angeles glam metal band’s second album ‘Feel The Steel’, out June 9th via Universal Republic. Watch it below.
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.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Billy Idol’s former guitarist Steve Stevens tooke the stage with Steel Panther (formerly Metal Skool) to perform Idol’s 1984 hit ‘Rebel Yell’ at Gibson in Hollywood. Watch Rockerrazzi’s footage of the performance below the cut. (more…)
Paul Stanley of KISS performed the band’s 1983 hit ‘Lick It Up’ with Steel Panther (formerly Metal Skool) at Gibson Guitar for Altitude TV. Watch the performance at YouTube.
80’s hair band Extreme surprised members of the audience at the Metal Skool concert when they climbed up on stage and performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Communication Breakdown’ on Monday (April 9) in Hollywood, California. WENN has since removed the pictures.
Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Motorhead, Metal Skool, and Jetboy performed at the 20th Anniversary of Cathouse on Tuesday (October 10) at Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.