Steel Panther’s new bassist? Phil “Silk Pockett” Buckman declares show #1 “in the books”
It appears that Steel Panther may have found their new bassist to replace long-time band member Lexxi Foxx.
Phil Buckman (also known as Silk Pockett) posted a photo on his Instagram page earlier today of himself on stage with Steel Panther lead vocalist Michael Starr and guitarist Satchel with the following comments: “silkpockett Show #1 with @steelpanther is in the books. Thanks @michaelstarr, @stixzadinia , and #Satchel for making me feel so welcome. Fuck yeah, @rocklahoma! Thanks for a Monster good time! (See what I did there, @monsterenergy, & @monstermusic?)”
The bassist played his first show with Steel Panther at the Rocklahoma Festival on September 5, 2021 (during the daytime) in Pryor, Oklahoma, USA. Steel Panther were also scheduled to play at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on September 4th and at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson, Mississippi, USA on September 5th during the evening.
You can follow Silk Pockett via his new Instagram page.
Vixen keyboardist Tyson Leslie posted the following congratulatory message on his Facebook page earlier today: “Congrats to my pal Phil Buckman for getting this fabulous gig with some awesome people. Steel Panther picked a good one!”
Buckman plays bass in the covers band Petty Cash, which has reportedly played some interesting gigs including backstage at the Coachella for VIP’s, Stagecoach Festival and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba performing for the troops.
Two days ago, Steel Panther posted a Facebook video that stated as follows:
“We put out the call to find a new bass player and holy fuckin’ balls did you respond!
How many submissions have we received?
We’re glad you asked…
69 total hours of submissions
Yeah… You read that right.
Over 4,000 minutes of footage from literally every continent on the planet
It’s going to take some time to watch them all…
But, trust us, we see you.
And we’re incredibly grateful for each and every one of you
And, yes… there’s still time to submit
Let’s see what you got”
Steel Panther also posted the following message on their Facebook page that indicated:
“UPDATE ON BASS PLAYER SUBMISSIONS: We’ve reached a VERY important threshold… To all who have submitted. We see you. We appreciate you. We appreciate your patience.
NOTE: If you uploaded the videos and DID NOT include your email address in the name of your video, please email our site!
For those who’ve been waiting, there’s still plenty of time! Think you’ve got what it takes? SUBMIT HERE: https://bit.ly/PLAY4PANTHER“
Petty Cash video:
Video footage of Steel Panther‘s set at Rocklahoma 2021 (video from chernovid):