Steel Panther has confirmed that bassist Lexi Foxx has left the band after a 21-year line-up.
Foxx, whose real name is Travis Haley, was one of the original members of the glam-metal group when it formed in Los Angeles in 2000.
In a statement today on the official Steel Panther website, the band confirmed that Foxx will no longer be a part of the band. “The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us,” he wrote in the letter.
“However for some, it has opened doors of opportunity and has become a catalyst to find one’s true calling in life. This is the story of Lexi. She did her part to bring money for Botox during the lockdown.” Started business, ‘Sexy Lexie’s Prettiest Pets’. But something miraculous happened. He realized that his love for making pets pretty was greater than his love for being beautiful himself. Lexie discovered a bigger love. Maybe , greatest Love of All.”
The band said that it was “with heavy hearts – but memories of great heavy metal – that we bid farewell to Lexi Foxx”. “We love you and wish you a wonderful future with eyeliner on your Chihuahua,” he said.
“Steel Panther will continue to rock the world. And though we may never find a bassist quite as beautiful as Lexi, it shouldn’t be hard to find one who matches her immense intelligence.
The band also shared a compilation video of Foxx’s footage, titled “The End of an Era – Thank You, Lexi Foxx!” Just watch it above. “For all the laughs. For all the metal. Thank you,” the screen reads at one point.
Last year, the band played three gigs in Florida with no social distancing crowds. Despite the number of COVID-19 cases in the US at the time, the crowd at the show was seen in footage without face masks and standing side by side in venues.