Amazon mistakenly uses Steel Panther photo for Motley Crue documentary

Amazon is using what appears to be a promo image of Steel pant to promote their Prime Video documentary Rock n’ Roll Icon: Motley Crue. What makes this particularly facepalming for Amazon, more so than accidentally using another 80s rock band’s image, is that Steel Panther is a famously awesome hair metal act inspired by 80s hair metal acts.

Steel Panther lead vocalist Michael Starr is aware of the online retailer/streaming service giant’s flub. The singer reposted a fan video that noticed the photo on Sunday (July 31). Check out the magnificent screw-up at the end of this post.

The photo is of Steel Panther in fine form, posing wildly in full glam metal uniform. Big hair with wide headbands, eyeliner and ripped mesh tank tops are on full display.

One strange thing, though: Amazon actually got something right! Look at the top part of the image… the correct Motley Crue image appears to be there! You can see the lower half of Vince Neil’s face on the far left. Then travel even less of Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and then a whole upper half Mick Mars. Whoever put this together fused two different images of two different bands.

What a bizarre photoshop Frankenstein-ing f-up. You can marvel at a still image of this at the link to Rock ‘n Roll Icon: Motley Crue here. (Hurry while it still exists!)

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