The Gospel According To Steel Panther's Michael Starr
"Sometimes I have to turn 'Michael Starr' off..."
Steel Panther’s flirtatious frontman likes nothing better than getting off with girls and getting off his tits. But after a hard day’s partying, he literally watches Netflix and chills...
MY MESSIEST NIGHT OUT INVOLVED THE JACKASS DUDES.
“When Jackass was on MTV, Steve-O and about four others from that show used to come to our show at the Viper Room. We’d pick up chicks and go back to Steve-O’s apartment, and one night we’re all doing blow and hanging out – this was when he partied hard – and he wanted to nail his balls to a piece of wood and film it. So Bam [Margera] is filming and Steve-O hammers this thick nail through his fucking balls into the wood! When you puncture your sack, it’s like getting hit in the head – it bleeds like crazy!”
I'D RATHER GIVE UP DRUGS THAN SEX.
“Because if you fuck a super hot chick and it feels really good, you get high from it. Then if you want to feel that way again, you just fuck her again. You just lay in bed together for a couple days and fuck endlessly and hang out. And I’d still drink alcohol – I just wouldn’t do drugs.”
EVEN AS A SMALL BOY, I KNEW I WANTED TO BE A LEAD SINGER.
“I instinctively knew that I wanted to be the centre of attention. Like, when I went to a birthday party for one of my classmates, I’d get pissed because he was getting all the attention. I learned how to get attention when I got into rock and then I took it to the next level when I got into metal. From the day I came out of my mom’s pussy, all I’ve ever wanted to do is get back into pussy and that’s what metal’s done for me.”
SOME PEOPLE TAKE THEMSELVES SO FUCKING SERIOUSLY.
“People who don’t get the Steel Panther joke have an inability to just let go and let the Panther take them for a ride. If you go and see a magician, you know there’s some stuff that’s not real. There’s no way he can really make a car disappear, so you have to just let go and enjoy the illusion. For us, if you can’t enjoy yourself, then don’t fucking come. The best way to enjoy our show is to come along with some people who already enjoy it and just fucking party and have fun.”