In a new interview with Alicia Atout, STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel and singer Michael Starr talked about the band’s ongoing feud with MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Satchel said: “I don’t know, man. It’s, like, I try to be friends with those guys, you know? I’ll admit, we were on tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE back in 2011, and it was like a one-week tour and I accidentally, like…
“On the first night, we’re on stage, we’re opening up for MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD, and it was packed, and I see Tommy Lee, he’s f*cking in the front row, he’s got STEEL PANTHER f*cking wristband on, he’s got STEEL PANTHER on his shirt, he’s a huge fan, banging his head, he knows all the words to ‘Death to All But Metal’ and sh*t…
“And I was, like, ‘Tommy, my boy!’, I throw him a pick and it hit him in the eye. I went, ‘Oh, sh*t!,’ Satchel continued.
“We finish our set, and we went backstage, and I was f*cking this hot little bitch, and Tommy Lee finishes his set, and he comes backstage, and he walks in, he sees me f*cking this girl… Turns out it was his girlfriend.
“He was so f*cking pissed off,” Satchel added.
“He ran away, started crying. I’m, like, ‘Tommy, wait, no!’ wiping my d*ck off and f*cking falling into the hall… I’m, like, ‘Holy sh*t, dude!’ And I lost him, looking for him for like a half-hour, Tommy was nowhere to be found. And I finally find him, he’s hiding underneath his drum set, like, the roller-coaster drum set, and he’s sobbing.
“I’m, like, ‘Tommy, come here.’ And he finally crawled out and it took him about a week to get over that. Finally, at the end of the week, he was in the front row again, and he forgave me. And then he came backstage that night, but then Michael was f*cking his girlfriend, and we’ve been at odds ever since.”