Rock Report 12-03-21
Who will eventually take over the bass duties for Steel Panther after the exit this year of Lexxi Foxx? You could have a say in that decision as Steel Panther have sifted through all the audition submissions and narrowed down the field of potential bassists, allowing fans to weigh in on the remaining contenders for the vacant slot in the group.
Now they’ve narrowed it down to a final 32 bracket-style competition asking the fans to help them narrow it down to the final eight. Each day two finalists will be posted on their Steel Panther “Road to the Road” website so that fans will have a chance to vote on their favorites

Eddie Vedder will be seeing quite a bit of the road in 2022. There’s still the matter of a major Pearl Jam tour in support of their Gigaton album that is currently being rescheduled for May, but Vedder has also scheduled a brief early year solo run in support of his upcoming Earthling solo album.
For this run, Vedder has pulled in Pearl Jam touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, producer/guitarist Andrew Watt and guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard to help him translate the music live.
Feb. 9 – Chicago, Ill. @ Auditorium Theatre
Toadies recently announced a handful of Rubberneck 25th anniversary shows to round out their year with the promise that more were coming. Now they’ve made good on that promise with a full-on trek next fall that will give their breakout ’90s record its due, even if the timing is just a bit beyond 25 years.

The Toadies “25th Anniversary (and Then Some, and Then Some) Rubberneck Tour” will get underway Sept. 13 in Tulsa, Okla. with dates booked for Oct. 8 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Rave and Oct. 9 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro.