Former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin caught up with STEEL PANTHER‘s Front man Michael Starr on January 10 2017 in Los Angeles backstage at the Whisky at a VAN HALEN Tribute night at the Ultimate Jam night. Their new album will be released Feb 24 2017
When asked about the New albums musical direction
“Nothing is different,it’s about F***ing, getting High and partying, there is like 10 songs on it. They all have different names then the last record and it’s pretty cool.”
When asked if he has ever been to Edward Van Halen House
“I’m really good friends with Eddie Van Halen’s Gardener and I once went helped him cut Eddie’s lawn and that was really fun man. Cause Eddie came out and he and I think he threw me a beer. i still have that beer it’s a pop top Milwaukee light
When asked why Steel Panther is more popular in Europe than the USA
Have you ever heard of Clear channel. Well Clear Channel controls pretty much all the radio stations in America so they won’t play our music. In Europe everybody plays our music, in Australia they play our music, in Canada they play our music, in Mexico they play our music. Maybe in the USA whoever is in charge needs to F”””Off. and start hanging out and start grabbing Pu*** and start playing Steel Panther?
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Alaska’s rock radio station KWHL conducted an interview with STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.
STEEL PANTHER‘s sophomore album, “Balls Out”, sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on November 1, 2011 via Universal Republic Records, the follow-up to 2009’s “Feel The Steel” contains 14 soon-to-be classics 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 an instant classic “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 and is known for his work with ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, THE DONNAS and MORRISSEY, to name a few.