Steel Panther are still searching for a new bassist – and they need your help to narrow the field of candidates

Michael Starr (left) and Satchel of Steel Panther perform at The Fillmore Detroit on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Since longtime Steel Panther bass guitar player Lexxi Foxx left the glam-metal group in July, the band's remaining three members – frontman Michael Starr, guitarist Satchel and drummer Stix Zadinia – have been engaged in a very public search for his successor.

They held open auditions for the role starting in August, and even gave finalist candidate Rikki Dazzle – who has performed with the group throughout the fall as their touring bassist – an ongoing onstage audition of sorts. 

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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.