Michael Starr reveals Steel Panther’s new video is rip off of whole idea from ‘The Hangover’ movie
Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr and bassist Lexxi Foxx were recently interviewed by iHeartRadioCA at Heavy Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in July 2019 and the duo spoke about the band’s video for its debut single “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)” from their upcoming fifth studio album Heavy Metal Rules, which will be released on September 27, 2019.
Starr advised (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “It was really fun. We just — one of our favourite movies is The Hangover so we just ripped off the whole idea from that, and just did our own version of it. And we play [Las] Vegas a lot. We used to have a residency there on the Strip, every Friday and Saturday, for like ten years. So it was like a coming home for us, you know? It was really a fun experience to shoot. We had — you know, Carrot Top is one of our biggest fans. He loves us so much and we were so happy to have him in the video. Fuck! And that gun scene, it was so great dude! It’s a fun video. It’s like a short little movie and we’re thinking about putting it in the Short Film Festival in Cannes [France] just to see if we can get some traction.”
Foxx added: “And Sundance, we’re going to give that a whirl as well. We’ve been nominated. We’ve been nominated for a bunch of other things but not an Emmy or — I think that would win us something.”
Wikipedia indicates the following in part about The Hangover movie (with slight edits): “The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first installment in The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor. It tells the story of Phil Wenneck, Stu Price, Alan Garner, and Doug Billings, who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party to celebrate Doug‘s impending marriage. However, Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up with Doug missing and no memory of the previous night’s events, and must find the groom before the wedding can take place.”
Interview with Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx by iHeartRadioCA at Heavy Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in July 2019:
We sat down with Steel Panther at Heavy MTL to talk about new music, their Hangover-inspired music video, and keeping music fun!
Steel Panther’s “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)” video:
New Album, “Heavy Metal Rules”, available Sept 27th 2019!