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Happy birthday, Satchel

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Satchel, lead guitarist of Steel Panther (2014) - credit: Iain Scott

Satchel, lead guitarist of Steel Panther (2014) - credit: Iain Scott

Happy birthday, Satchel...
Born Russ Parrish on 24 November 1970 in Redwood City, California, U.S., Satchel is a musician and songwriter mostly known as the guitarist of Steel Panther.
He cites Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Ritchie Blackmore, Buck Dharma, Tony Iommi and Alex Lifeson as his guitar influences.
In the early 90s, Satchel was an instructor at The Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.) at Hollywood's Musician's Institute.
He worked a lot with Paul Gilbert and co-wrote several tracks with him.
He also played in the band The Thornbirds, which he formed, with Darren Leader, Jeff Duncan and Dean Cameron.
Before joining Rob Halford's band, Fight, he played guitar in Jeff Pilson's band, War & Peace.
In 1995, Satchel played in Kevin Gilbert's touring band in support of his album Thud.
The following year, he performed the song Rock Bottom with Sebastian Bach on a tribute album to Ace Frehley, Spacewalk (A Salute to Ace Frehley).
Satchel started performing with vocalist Michael Starr, bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia as Metal Skool in the early 2000s.
They released their first album, Hole Patrol, in 2003.
They changed their name to Steel Panther in April 2008.
One year later, they released a new album, Feel The Steel.
In 2014, alongside Christian Martucci, Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga and Jason Christopher, Satchel performed the song Rainbow In The Dark on the tribute album to Ronnie James Dio, Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life.
On April 1 2014, Steel Panther released their fourth studio album, All You Can Eat.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Satchel!

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)

Satchel, Steel Panther (2013)

Satchel, Steel Panther (2013)

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Satchel ...
Né Russ Parrish le 24 novembre 2014 à Redwood City, Californie, U.S., Satchel est un musicien et auteur-compositeur mieux connu en tant que guitariste de Steel Panther.
Il cite Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Ritchie Blackmore, Buck Dharma, Tony Iommi et Alex Lifeson comme étant ses influences.
Au début des années 90, Satchel est instructeur au The Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.) au Hollywood's Musician's Institute.
Il travaille beaucoup avec Paul Gilbert et co-écrit de nombreuses chansons avec lui.
Il joue aussi dans le groupe The Thornbirds, qu'il a formé, avec Darren Leader, Jeff Duncan et Dean Cameron.
Avant de rejoindre le groupe de Rob Halford, Fight, il joue de la guitare dans le groupe de Jeff Pilson, War & Peace.
En 1995, Satchel joue dans le groupe de tournée de Kevin Gilbert pour la tournée de son album Thud.
L'année suivante, il joue la chanson Rock Bottom avec Sebastian Bach sur un album hommage à Ace Frehley, Spacewalk (A Salute to Ace Frehley).
Satchel commence à jouer avec le chanteur Michael Starr, le bassiste Lexxi Foxx et le batteur Stix Zadinia en tant que Metal Skool au début des années 2000.
Ils sortent leur premier album, Hole Patrol, en 2003.
En avril 2008, ils changent leur nom pour Steel Panther.
Un an plus tard, ils sortent un nouvel album, Feel The Steel.
En 2014, aux côtés de  Christian Martucci, Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga et Jason Christopher, Satchel joue la chanson Rainbow In The Dark sur l'album hommage à Ronnie James Dio, Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life.
Le 1er avril 2014, Steel Panther sort son quatrième album, All You Can Eat.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Satchel !]

Satchel, Steel Panther (2012) - credit: Brian Hineline

Satchel, Steel Panther (2012) - credit: Brian Hineline

Satchel, Steel Panther (2010)

Satchel, Steel Panther (2010)

Satchel and Lexxi Foxx, Steel Panther

Satchel and Lexxi Foxx, Steel Panther

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)

Satchel, Steel Panther

Satchel, Steel Panther

Satchel, Steel Panther

Satchel, Steel Panther

Satchel, Steel Panther

Satchel, Steel Panther

Michael Starr and Satchel (Steel Panther)

Michael Starr and Satchel (Steel Panther)

Satchel , Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx (Steel Panther)

Satchel , Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx (Steel Panther)

Russ Parrish, lead singer-guitarist for his own band called The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

Russ Parrish, lead singer-guitarist for his own band called The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

Russ Parrish, The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

Russ Parrish, The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

Russ Parrish, The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

Russ Parrish, The Thornbirds (2007) - credit: Bettina Harpin

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