They just don’t party like they did in the ’80s ... unless we’re talking about Steel Panther. The hair metal revivalists continue their residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas while bouncing back and forth to LA to play the legendary Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip. “The most important thing is that we bring the party wherever we go, really bring back what the ’80s was like whether we’re in Vegas or LA,” bassist Lexxi Foxx says.
The campy rockers don’t hold back in re-creating their genre’s era of glory. When it’s time to return to the Vegas stage, there’s definitely a Steel Panther Sin City routine.
“We’ll have a couple beers on the plane just to shake off the night before, then a limo picks us up,” says Foxx. “Usually I’ll hit the tanning booth while Stix [Zadinia] starts signing some drum heads—we sell those to support our drug habit. [Guitarist] Satchel has a place in Vegas, so sometimes we go to his place and party, and his mom still lives there, which is cool. Then it’s time to head down to soundcheck, probably do another shot and beer and get to it.”
The band has performed all over Las Vegas for years, so there are quite a few friends and followers looking for some Panther when the show is over. “The afterparty usually comes to us, unless there are some new clubs to check out or strip clubs we need to start knocking out,” he says. “Sometimes we’ll go over to [Pantera drummer] Vinnie Paul’s house, which is bitchin’, and Carrot Top has a pretty cool Jägermeister bar setup backstage at Luxor. If you’re lucky, you can find us at the big [casino] bar at Mandalay Bay after the show.” Steel Panther at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, August 25 & September 1.