During a recent appearance on Talkin’ Rock, Steel Panther guitarist Satchel was asked about the band allegedly recording an entire new album and then accidentally losing it.
As reported, singer Michael Starr told uDiscover Music earlier this year:
“We finished the whole new record, we were uploading it to SoundCloud, and it got deleted. So we have to record the whole thing all over again.
“I’m serious. The whole thing – gone. The hard drives are gone. I remember the lyrics and what I sang, but we have to just record it all over again. I’m not kidding, it’s true. *takes off glasses* I may look older with my glasses off, but I’m telling the truth – it got deleted.
“But we still have it, we saved a few fragments from one of the hard drives that crashed. We have one song and I have to do the vocals on it.”
And now, Satchel said when asked about the whole matter:
“We recorded a bunch of stuff and Lexxi [Foxx, bass] accidentally pressed the delete button. I don’t know how it happened, I didn’t think that could happen but…
“You know, we just started over. You own Pro Tool, you know how that is. Sometimes you try to go in there and give a command to find the file that you just deleted and you just make things worse by deleting more files. We just went, ‘Screw it, we’ll start over.'”
During the rest of the conversation, Satchel talked about taking guitar lessons from Bumblefoot, saying:
“He used to give me guitar lessons. He didn’t tell you that? Well, not in person. I’ve been stalking him for a number of years now. I know where he lives and sometimes when he’s up late practicing, I just look through his window.”
I heard playing a fretless guitar is very hard…
“You know, I started on a violin when I was a kid. And I was like, ‘Only crazy people play things without frets. I need frets on mine.’
“As a matter of fact, I made my frets bigger just so I can see them better. I have fat fingers too, my fat fingers are like little sausages. It’s horrible.”