Published on November 18th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Steel Panther’s Michael Starr On The Band’s COVID-19 Era Livestreams, Future Plans & More

For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles — the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally-good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with 4 full-length albums, platinum-level YouTube status and high-profile television appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Now, and FOX NFL Sunday.

Earlier this year, Steel Panther kicked off a series of acclaimed livestreamed concerts sponsored by Monster Energy, starting with June 2020’s Concert To Save The World. August 2020’s Rockdown In The Lockdown followed — as filmed at the Drum Channel Studio within Oxnard, California’s Drum Workshop — as did October 2020’s Halloween-themed The Halloweenie Ride Livescream. Among the surprise guests who have appeared within Steel Panther’s livestream concerts are Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, and Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo.

And earlier today, Steel Panther announced 2 more livestream events, which will be taking place on December 5th (Gobblefest) and December 31st (The Almost Live). A 2-ticket packages to these upcoming virtual concerts will sell for $20.00, a deal valid until December 5th. The band will be performing live from The Viper Room in Los Angeles for both events. Both shows will start at 2:00PM PST; the New Year’s Eve event is rumored to include participation from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Fozzy’s Chris Jericho. More information on both events and related merch is at

As a followup to my September 2019 in-person interview with Steel Panther’s Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Starr via Zoom on November 18, 2020, as embedded below. We talked about future Steel Panther livestream possibilities, Steel Panther touring and recording plans, long-term success, Van Halen, and plenty more within our chat. More on Steel Panther can be found online via,, and

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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