Steel Panther Announces Bassist Lexxi Foxx’s Departure
Steel Panther has recently shared a statement entitled ‘The End of an Era’ on their official Facebook account. In their recent statement, the band revealed that their founding member and longtime bassist, Lexxi Foxx, left Steel Panther to focus on his side project.
As you may know, Lexxi Foxx, who is also known as Travis Haley, was one of the founding members of Steel Panther whose name was Metal Shop back then. Foxx played the basses of all iconic albums of the band ‘Feel the Steel,’ ‘Balls Out,’ ‘All You Can Eat,’ ‘Lower the Bar,’ and ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ and his talent and performances were appreciated a lot by critics and fans.
Steel Panther fans became so happy and excited when the band announced the dates and places of The Heavy Metal Rules tour. Even though the tour’s next concert is scheduled for September 3, 2021, the band had to find a new bassist because their bassist Lexxi Foxx quit the band to focus on his side project ‘Sexy Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets.’ Also, this was his second departure after he left the band to join a sex rehabilitation for a short time in 2014.
In Steel Panther’s recent Facebook post entitled ‘The End of an Era,’ the band’s bassist Lexxi Foxx’s departure was announced by saying that the global pandemic, which will probably last until the end of the century, made them lose their bassist. According to the announcement, Foxx chose to focus on his latest business enterprise, and Steel Panter will continue to produce and perform after his departure. They also shared a compilation video of Lexxi Foxx as a farewell and a way to express their gratitude for him on Youtube.
Steel Panther’s Facebook post was written like that:
“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!!”
You can watch the video below.