STEEL PANTHER’S SATCHEL Reveals: ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE – They Hated Us’

Musicians are the kind of people, mostly because of being more sensitive than regular people, who always have their quarrels. Bands, as reunion of people, couldn’t be any different. We’re all sick and tired of reading the frenzy and fuzz Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple have to each other, just for instance. Here Steel Panther’s Satchel talks to Meltdown about the tour they had with Mötley Crüe and made them hate their guts:

There are bands that hate our guts… We did a tour a few years ago with Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe.”

Def Leppard, they got us on the tour. It was an arena tour in the UK, and they loved us – they were so nice and so cool.”

“And Mötley Crüe – they hated us. They wanted to kill us. [Laughs] Every night they wanted to kill us.”

“They talked to us like once the whole tour. And Tommy Lee and I, we just butted heads a lot. Because – Tommy Lee… I don’t know why he hates us so much.”

“Listen, I extended the olive branch, I wanted to be friends with them. I think some people feel threatened because we… I think maybe Tommy Lee feels like we’re poking fun at him personally. But we’re just having fun.”

“We love heavy metal, I think it’s pretty obvious to people that like Steel Panther that we are good at playing it because we’ve been playing it out whole lives.”

“If we were just out to make fun of heavy-metal players, then we probably wouldn’t be as good at playing it and writing songs. We just love what we do.”

“And someday maybe Mötley Crüe will be our friends but… I think Tommy Lee would love it if one of us got hit by a bus. [Laughs]”

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