STEEL PANTHER shared a 1994 MÖTLEY CRÜE interview clip on their Twitter from MTV News that was taped two years after Neil left the band and while CRÜE was promoting its self-titled album featuring John Corabi on vocals.
Along with the video, band wrote: “Hey Siri, what’s ‘backstabbing’?”
In a recent interview on Little Punk People, STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr and drummer Stix Zadinia were asked to single out the musicians they would bring back from the dead if they could, Stix replied: “Okay, I’m gonna pick a singer, but it’s not to replace you [Michael]. You know who I’d bring back from the dead? Ray Gillen. You didn’t expect that? He was the singer for BADLANDS [died in 1993 at age 34].
Then Michael said: “I’d bring back Vince Neil,” to which Stix replied: “He’s not dead.”
Michael: “I’d bring back the Vince Neil from back in the day because that guy is dead.”
Stix: “You didn’t bring back John Bonham, dude.”
Michael: “You know what? It would be too intimidating to sing along with him. Like, John Bonham, he is the best musical heavy-metal drummer of all time – there’s nobody better than him, no drummer even comes close to this guy.”
After news of STEEL PANTHER‘s comments started circulating on social media, Sixx tweeted: “The singer in STEEL PANTHER can go f*ck himself … wanna-be band putting down Vince Neil?”
One fan then pointed out that STEEL PANTHER sometimes plays MÖTLEY CRÜE songs during its concerts, to which Sixx replied, “That’s why they are a—sholes. Backstabbers.”
Then, Zadinia took to his Twitter to write: “Sounds like someone needs some f*cking attention. Haha.”
He then added in a separate tweet: “In order to stab someone in the back, you have to have been somewhat cordial to begin with.”