FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho joined STEEL PANTHER on stage this past Friday (December 18) at Jannus Live in St Petersburg, Florida to perform the JUDAS PRIEST song “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”. Video footage of the performance can be seen below.
During a recent interview with Metal Matt, STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel lamented the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the music industry, with canceled concerts, tours and music festivals, all leaving hundreds of thousands of crew members out of work.
“It sucks when the government shuts everything down completely and you’re at the whim of politicians,” Satchel said. “‘Cause, basically, our industry, the music industry, is done until people deem it okay to do that again, which sucks for musicians. It sucks for fans, but it really sucks more for the musicians, ’cause a lot of people make their living in the music business. And all these major venues are gone.
“Don’t get me wrong — I don’t feel bad for Live Nation. The dude who’s a billionaire who owns Live Nation, he’s gonna get by. But the roadies and the people that work at the venues and pretty much all musicians at this point…
“Unless you’re Dave Matthews and people like that who are out there going, ‘Stay in your house’ — those guys are all millionaires ’cause they made a lot of money during a time when you could sell records. But everybody who’s a musician now who’s a relatively new artist — in the last 20 years, I mean — most of them, besides Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, are touring musicians, and they go out and make money by rocking. When the venues are closed, and they’re gonna be closed indefinitely, that means that you have to do something else. And most people don’t know how to do anything else, ’cause we’re musicians — we’re not very smart.”