People know the all-too-famous stories of ‘N SYNC, BACKSTREET BOYS, O-TOWN and countless others that rose to the top of the pop charts. The one band that got away from Lou Pearlman (the man behind their success) was the little-known boy band F.P.C. (FOUR PUMP CHUMPS). The band was known for their infectious tracks that combined more rock sensibilities than the usual pop music of the more known boy bands of the day.
The band started to get some notoriety with one of its early songs, “Let’s Get High Tonight”, that almost got them a meeting with Pearlman. The meeting never happened and Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia would eventually ditch the choreography for a return to spandex and hair spray as the now world-famous STEEL PANTHER. The song has found a new life on the band’s latest release Heavy Metal Rules and the F.P.C. version can be seen below.
STEEL PANTHER held their first-ever livestream concert it played on June 7. The virtual “Concert To Save The World” was a global success among critics and fans alike. The concert aired from The Drum Channel Studio at Drum Workshop in California and featured full stage production, multiple cameras, crowd noise and special guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo and Rob Riggle.
STEEL PANTHER released their latest studio album, Heavy Metal Rules, on September 27, 2019.