STEEL PANTHER are no strangers to controversy. In fact, they seem to be at the center of it quite often. And their latest controversy comes from an unlikely source: a radio station in South Africa.
The station, called LM Radio, ended up playing “Glory Hole” by STEEL PANTHER on their airwaves. The track is well-known for its provocative lyrics, to say the least. But LM Radio did not expect it would cause this much of an uproar.
Many listeners were outraged by what they heard and quickly called in to complain.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, LM Radio CEO Lyndon Johnstone offered a hand-wringing apology while attempting to explain what went wrong.
“On behalf of LM Radio. I want to apologise unreservedly for the song ‘Glory Hole’ by Steel Panthers [sic] that was played just after 2pm yesterday (Sunday),” said Johnstone.
“This song, together with others from Steel Panthers, was inadvertently backed up onto our Server following the cyber-attack on our systems earlier this year.
“When an Hour is short-scheduled, the system automatically includes songs to fill the hour. Glory Hole was unfortunately the song picked by the system,” revealed the station in their statement.”
And of course, STEEL PANTHER themselves were quick to jump on the mistake, sharing the station’s apology on Facebook with the words “They say, ‘We’re sorry.‘ We say, ‘You’re welcome.’”