Backbeat: Steel Panther Packs NYC's Gramercy For Night of Hair Metal Spoofing
Backbeat: Steel Panther Packs NYC's Gramercy For Night of Hair Metal Spoofing

Steel Panther
Back row (L-R): John Dimaio, Frank Arigo, Brent Porche, Stix Zadinia, Sean "the Rabbi" Tyszler, Glen Parrish and Ken Fermaglich. Front (L-R): Satchel, Starr and Lexxi Foxx. (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Comedy rockers Steel Panther packed New York's Gramercy Theater tighter than a pair of zebra spandex pants on Oct. 11. Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis was spied in the crowd that howled laughter at spoof hair metal songs like "Asian Hooker" and "Community Property," along with hysterical X-rated improv too dirty to repeat. As the band prepares to drop new album "Balls Out" Nov. 1 on Universal Republic, the act is shopping a "reality" show pilot about 12-octave singer Michael Starr's quest to land a star on the Walk of Fame. Feeling the steel amid the redolent fumes of Aqua Net in the green room pre-show, from left (in the back row), are Universal Republic director of rock promotions John DiMaio and marketing VP Frank Arigo, WMMR Philadelphia DJ Brent Porche, big-woman lover Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia (in the bandana), WMMR Philadelphia music director Sean "the Rabbi" Tyszler, Steel Panther manager Glen Parrish of AGP Management and the Agency Group senior VP Ken Fermaglich. In the front, from left, are Steel Panther shred master Satchel, Starr and extra sexxy bassist Lexxi Foxx.

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