“The Burden Of Being Wonderful”, the new performance video from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The track is taken from “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage”, the band’s first full-length film featuring a live ten-song acoustic concert interspersed with comedic vignettes showcasing the band’s unmatched shenanigans and debauchery. The album and film will be released on CD and CD/DVD by STEEL PANTHER’s label Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services, on February 26 but pre-orders are available now at store.steelpantherrocks.com.
For the uninitiated, STEEL PANTHER was formed in 2000 and is Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums).
“Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” was taped in Los Angeles last October in front of a live audience of scantily clad woman (and one old creepy fat guy who somehow got a ticket) inside the uncharacteristically large and professionally lit garage of Ms. Foxx (Bobbie Brown), who coincidentally also happens to be the mother of Lexxi Foxx. The musical portions of the film feature the band performing acoustic versions of their most popular songs such as “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World” and “Community Property” as well as one new song titled “Then You Came In”. Several female violin players who are “very easy on the eyes,” says Stix, are featured and lay through the various hits with the band.
Between songs, the film follows the mischievousness of STEEL PANTHER as they figure out who they can and cannot sleep with; and as they navigate the world as the biggest glam rock band that never was from 1985, in 2016.
“It was so much fun playing our songs on these new wooden guitars in my mom’s garage!” said Lexxi Fox. “Satchel says that he might be my new dad, but I’m not really sure what that means!” he added.
STEEL PANTHER recently wrapped its “Well Hungover” North American headlining tour and started a new residency at the famed Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on January 7 and House of Blues Las Vegas. Last year, the band sold out headlining tours in the U.K. and South America.
“Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” track listing:
01. Show Intro/Say Yeah!
02. Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
03. Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)
04. If You Really, Really Love Me
06. Bukkake Tears
07. The Burden Of Being Wonderful
08. Weenie Ride
09. That’s When You Came In
10. Michael Don’t Know
11. Community Property
12. Grindy And Sexy
13. Death To All But Metal
STEEL PANTHER’s third album, “All You Can Eat”, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1, 2014 via Open E/KLS.