Steel Panther announce new full-time bassist

Joe "Spyder" Lester performs onstage with Steel Panther at Hellfest Open Air on June 18, 2022 in Clisson, France
(Image credit: Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images)

Last July, Steel Panther announced that their longtime bass guitar player, Lexxi Foxx, had left the band.

Following the announcement, the band held open auditions for a replacement, and even subsequently created a 'March Madness'-style bracket through which fans participated in the selection process.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.