Metal Skool is a Los Angeles, California based glam metal parody band. Originally formed as Metal Shop they're known for their energetic live show, the longest running metal show on the Sunset Strip. Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of 80's glam metal. The band's between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between band members, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.
The band members have all adopted pseudonyms in the spirit of the bands they imitate. Their line up is billed as: drummer "Stix Zadinia" (real name Darren Leader), guitarist "Satchel" (real name Russ Parrish), singer "Michael Starr," (real name Ralph Saenz) and bassist "Lexxi Foxxx (real name Travis Haley)."
Recently the band moved to the Key Club on the Sunset Strip where their shows have been selling out regularly. They continue to play other regular gigs in the Southern California area including a weekly show in San Diego, California; one in Cabazon, California; and a weekly show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. They've been featured on the cover of All Access Magazine, and won their award for "Best Tribute Band in the Universe." The San Diego Union-Tribune has called them "the ultimate '80s heavy metal tribute." Dave Swanson has called them "my favorite band I have never seen."