Speaking to rushonrock ahead of tonight’s Glasgow show, Reckless Love frontman Olli Herman revealed the two bands hooked up in LA earlier this year.
And Herman insisted: “Michael Starr is one of the very best frontmen in the business. He’s a superb singer and he’s a huge fan of the music he’s sending up.
“Steel Panther are a great band. We went to see them in LA when we shot the video for Hot and they invited us up onstage where we did a version of Van Halen’s Panama with them.
“It doesn’t bother me that they’re making a joke of the music we love. Of course it’s a question in the back of everyone’s mind – on the one hand they’re opening up for Def Leppard and Motley Crue and yet on the other side of the coin they’re mocking the whole genre.
“But I prefer to look at it in terms of imitation being the most sincere form of flattery. Michael’s a great guy and he works very hard to keep that music alive. It would be different if Steel Panther weren’t any good as a band – but they rock!”
Reckless Love play Hard Rock Hell V this weekend and look out for a full interview with Olli Herman here soon.