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STEEL PANTHER eliminated from tv show America's Got Talent

Voted out, despite unanimous positive verdict by the jury


California glam metal band STEEL PANTHER — whose mission it has always been to bring heavy metal back to the forefront – failed to make it through to the Top 10 of season 18 of “America’s Got Talent” reality television and talent competition series, after being voted out by the viewers. Only 55 acts continued on to “America’s Got Talent” live shows after thousands of hopefuls from around the world auditioned for Season 18 judges Simon CowellHeidi KlumSofia Vergara and Howie Mandel. The band performed a television friendlier version of their song ‘Death To All But Metal’ (in which most sexual connotations were left out, but murder references were no problem), after having previously performed ‘Eyes Of A Panther’ in the first round. Juror Simon Cowell stated that he thought it was the best live performance of the season so far.

Night two of “America’s Got Talent” season 18 featured performances from 11 artists, including the California glam metal band, all of whom were hoping to make it through to the finale. 

Watch their performance, plus the jury verdict below.

Also watch their previous performance of ‘Eyes Of A Panther’ in the first round and the jury verdict about it below.

The band released a statement on their social media in regards to their elimination, saying:

Huge thanks to all the fans who voted for us on America’s Got Talent! It wasn’t in the cards this time BUT, don’t you worry…like a bad case of herpes, you can’t get rid of us that easily. The battle rages on and we will NEVER stop flying the banner of Heavy Metal!


Earlier this year, STEEL PANTHER released their album ‘On The Prowl, through Membran Records. Watch their ode to the music of the year 1987 below.

Also watch the previously released “Never Too Late (To Get Some Pussy Tonight)” below (age restricted in some areas).

‘On The Prowl‘ was released digitally and on CD, Cassette, and 2 different color variant records. Purple/Blue Marble is wide and Pink/Purple Marble will be a limited edition signed. All versions will be the entire 13 song album.

Tracklisting ‘On The Prowl’1) Never Too Late2) Friends With Benefits3) On Your Instagram4) Put My Money Where Your Mouth Is5) 19876) Teleporter7) Is My D**k Enough (feat. Dweezil Zappa)8) Magical Vagina9) All That And More10) One Pump Chump11) Pornstar12) Ain’t Dead Yet13) Sleeping On The Rollaway

Pre-order ‘On The Prowl’ AT THIS LOCATION.

Earlier this year, STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr spoke to the “Everblack” podcast about his relationship with the band’s original bassist Lexxi Foxx who left the band in July 2021. “I just talked to him today,” Michael said. “He’s doing good, man. He did exactly what he wanted to do. He started a family. He’s living in Chicago. Him and his wife just had a baby. So Lexxi Foxx is not gay. I thought he was gay this whole time. It’s so weird.”

Starr continued: “The party never stops. Just because he’s not on tour doesn’t mean he’s fucking having a good time. And we miss him. I fucking miss him. And we still stay in touch and talk. We talk just about every other day — just stay in touch with one another. I mean, we were together for 27 years, 26 years, and we know each other’s moms and dads and all of our cousins. We know everything about one another. So it’s been really, really sad not having him in the band, but I understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. And he was one of the smart guys — he saved up all his money. Not me — I’m still living at my mom’s. Let’s go.”

In September, STEEL PANTHER announced the addition of Spyder as the band’s new bassist.

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