BravePicks 2014 - STEEL PANTHER's All You Can Eat #26
December 5, 2014, 4 years ago
Drum roll please … or maybe a hearty dose of blast-beats! Tis the season to commence the good, bad and ugly of 2014! Of course we’re talking about BravePicks 2014, where all the staff put their collective metal minds together to build the ultimate lists including individual Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY), Top 5 Brave Embarrassments, Top 3 Concerts, What/Who Needs To Stop In 2015? and Metal Predictions For 2015.
26) STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat (Open E)
Who needs Jesus Christ when you have Michael Starr, BraveWords scribe Aaron Small asked when All You Can Eat parted the Red Seas back in May!
The Steel Panther vocalist volunteered to take the place of the Son of God in the updated version of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, which adorns the cover of the band’s third album, All You Can Eat.
“Yeah dude, Leonardo DiCaprio made a great painting – and we figured we could make it better,” says Starr. “We’re a different kind of religion; we’re the religion of Anything Goes. Everyone’s included – all you have to believe is heavy metal is your way to salvation. If you buy our new record, when you go to Heaven, and (late AC/DC vocalist) Bon Scott is there to greet you, he’s going to let you in cause he knows you bought the Steel Panther record.”
“All You Can Eat is not for the weak stomach; it’s for people who have fucking balls dude,” continues Starr. “And the good news is our next record is going to be a real serious record.” That statement can’t be taken seriously. “I know, but everyone keeps wondering, when is Steel Panther going to put a serious record out? They just don’t understand that what we’re doing is being serious. This is real for us. It’s who we are.”
Unfortunately Billboard categorizes Steel Panther as comedy, when in actuality they’re heavy metal.
“Well I’ll tell you what man; we’re the first heavy metal band ever to have three #1 comedy records on Billboard. You think METALLICA’s going to get a fucking #1 comedy record? I don’t think so!”
Prior to the release of All You Can Eat, Steel Panther were all over the Internet with a series of webisodes, namely: This Week In Music, Science Panther, Demolicious, Love On The Rocks, and Steel Style. Michael Starr, along with guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx, and drummer Stix Zadinia provided a free public service that was simultaneously educating and enlightening; helping people live better lives.
“Yeah, and we’re also introducing ourselves to people who maybe don’t have a chance to come to our shows when we’re coming through their town. Or people who are really struggling with what to wear to a Steel Panther show, or making their demos - they don’t know if it’s good? You can Tweet it to us and we’ll fucking review it on our show. A lot of people have fear of rejection man. That’s something Steel Panther doesn’t have. There’s a lot of people that love us, but there’s just as many people that absolutely fucking hate us. But that’s a positive thing cause you don’t want middle of the road fans, people that say, ‘Ah, I kind of like Steel Panther.’ I’d rather have people throwing shit, or throwing their vagina at me.”
Read more of Steel Panther’s pontificating here!