Steel Panther has just lost its sexiest member. Bassist Lexxi Foxx has parted ways with the band. Panther made their return to the stage at Wisconsin's Rock Fest this weekend, and fans noticed a new bassist was on stage with them. They "joked" at the time that Lexxi was in sex rehab, a similar bit to when he pulled out of a 2018 tour. But, today Panther made it official. Lexxi is out.
In a tongue-in-cheek post on their Facebook page, the band writes "The End of an Era…
"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!!"
There was also a parting video, which you can see below.
While the post is done in jest, Metal Injection reached out to a band representative who confirmed that the news is true that Lexxi is no longer in the band.
Here is some footage from Rock Fest with the new bassist: