Steel Panther squash 'beef' with Papa Roach in new video

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Steel Panther say having Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo in their new video for She’s Tight has ended the “beef” between the two bands.

Palermo is one of a string of guest stars to appear in the video for the Cheap Trick cover, which is the lead single for Steel Panther’s upcoming fourth album Lower The Bar, due for release via Kobalt Label Services on February 24 next year.

The video also includes a cameo from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, as well as appearances from Paris Michael Jackson and Bobbie Brown.

Papa Roach were one of the bands targeted by Steel Panther in their 2009 single Death To All But Metal, in which frontman Michael Starr sings: “Death to Papa Roach, Blink-182 – all those fucking pussies sound like doggy doo.”

Now the singer jokes that the beef has been squashed.

Starr tells the Mick James Rock Show: “Both camps got together and signed a truce. A lot of people don’t know about this and I don’t talk about it…until now.

“But we’ve had some beefs. They were running some of the streets that are our streets now. We had a pow wow and everything’s cool now. Everyone knows their place. There’s no competition between roaches and panthers.”

Lower The Bar is available for pre-order now.

Steel Panther are currently on a European and UK headlining tour.

Steel Panther tour dates 2016

Oct 19: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, UK
Oct 31: West Hollywood Roxy Theatre, CA
Nov 02: Portland Roseland Theatre, OR
Nov 03: Spokane Knitting Factory Concert House, WA
Nov 04: Boise Knitting Factory Concert House, ID
Nov 05: Anaheim City National Grove, CA
Nov 09: West Hollywood Roxy Theatre, CA
Nov 11: Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA
Nov 12: San Diego House Of Blues, CA
Nov 15: West Hollywood Roxy Theatre, CA
Nov 19: Seattle Showbox SODO, WA
Nov 22: West Hollywood Roxy Theatre, CA
Nov 26: San Francisco Regency Ballroom, CA
Nov 29: Toronto Sound Academy, ON
Nov 30: Cleveland House Of Blues, OH
Dec 03: Detroit Fillmore, MI
Dec 04: Chicago House Of Blues, IL
Dec 11: Saint Louis The Pageant, MO
Dec 31: Scottsdale Livewire, AZ

The Gospel According To Steel Panther's Michael Starr

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.