In a recent interview with Meltdown show, Glam metal parody band Steel Panther’s guitarist Satchel has revealed an interesting story between them and Mötley Crüe members.
He talked about Mötley Crüe and said ‘They wanted to kill us’. Here’s the statement:
“There are bands that hate our guts… We did a tour a few years ago with Def Leppard and Motley Crue.
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 Motley Crue – 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 Motley Crue will be our friends but… I think Tommy Lee would love it if one of us got hit by a bus. [Laughs]”