Steel Panther revealed the departure of longtime bassist Lexxi Foxx.
The popular rock group announced the sad news via a statement on their website on Saturday (July 17) alongside a sentimental 1-minute compilation video, which you can see below, that included footage and photos of the longtime bassist dubbed The End Of An Era.
“For all the laughs. For all the metal. Thank you,” the video concluded. Read the full statement below.
Read the band’s full statement on Foxx’s departure below.
“The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us. For some though, it has opened doors of opportunity and been a catalyst to seek out one’s true calling in life. This is Lexxi’s story. He started his side business, “Sexy Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets,” to bring in money for Botox during the lockdown. But something miraculous happened. He realized that his love for making pets pretty was greater than his love for being pretty himself. Lexxi discovered a greater love. Possibly, the greatest love of all.
Lexxi has chosen to hang up his mirror and focus on his newfound passion. Making ugly dogs pretty. Anyway, after nearly 40 years of rocking together and taking Steel Panther from the Viper Room to headlining Wembley Arena, it is with heavy hearts – but great heavy metal memories – that we bid Lexxi Foxx farewell. We love you and we wish you a wonderful future putting eyeliner on chihuahuas.
Steel Panther will continue to rock the world. And though we may not ever find a bassist quite as beautiful as Lexxi, it shouldn’t be hard to find one to match his towering intellect.
Good Luck… And goodbye Lexxi Foxx!!”
Foxx has been a member of the band since forming as Metal Shop in 2000. The band has went on to release five studio albums since 2009 – Feel The Steel, Balls Out, All You Can Eat, Lower The Bar and their latest project 2019’s Heavy Metal Rules.