Fun metal fact: Stix has been rockin’ since the third grade and you can thank Mr. Pops Zadinia for making it happen.
Stix talks about the first time he picked up a drumstick, favorite bands and more in a new interview with Audio Ink Radio:
When did you first start playing drums?
Oh, my gosh! In third grade, I went to a friend’s house, and he had a drum set. I vividly remember playing and whacking on the drums and going, “This is it!” I went home and told my dad, “I want to play drums.” So, he made me take lessons for three months with a practice pad, and if I stuck with it, he would buy me a kit. So, I stuck with it, and I’ve been playing ever since then.
Steel Panther bring together a spectrum of different sounds. Who are your favorite bands?
Motley Crue, Skid Row, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Dio, Iron Maiden, Cinderella, Bon Jovi. Basically, heavy metal. I really love playing heavy metal, and I’ve listened to it all my life. [Bon Jovi drummer] Tico Torres — his hair alone inspired me!