Ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has once again accused his former bandmates of not acknowledging their legacy.
“My band are too self-absorbed to even think about our 30th anniversary or re-releasing the old records on vinyl or putting out [SKID ROW‘s 1990 home video] ‘Oh Say Can You Scream’ on Blu-ray, like, obvious sh*t just doesn’t f*ckin’ happen for SKID ROW fans,” he told Ultimate Classic Rock in a new interview.
“God bless ’em, starting your ‘new’ band in your f*ckin’ late 50s — way to go,” Sebastian told Ultimate Classic Rock. “You’re starting your new band in your late 50s. Most musicians, in their late 50s, are f*ckin playing to the fans that put them there, giving the people what they want. I didn’t invent that phrase.
“The reason I get pissed off is that we still get the royalty checks and I get a tremendous sense of guilt when I get these checks because I know the fans want a f*ckin’ deluxe edition, just like GUNS N’ ROSES,” Bach said. “I can’t even complete a group text with these guys. I don’t understand it, because we don’t even have to like each other to put out an old record. I don’t get it. It’s like banging your head against the wall.”
Bach went on to say that he was once “very, very close” with his SKID ROW bandmates and he took issue with the widespread belief that he is hard to work with. “You’ve had seven f*ckin singers — maybe you’re hard to work with,” the singer said. “My [solo] band’s been the same for 10 years or 15 years; same band. No problem in four Broadway shows and a cast of 70 people, ‘Gilmore Girls’… they don’t think I’m hard to work with. Netflix loves working with me. ‘Trailer Park Boys’, f*ckin eight seasons — they don’t think I’m hard to work with. Maybe those guys are f*ckin hard to work with.”
Bach added: “It’s just a shame because our fans would like it, and there’s no reason why not to.”
“People get married and people get divorced,” he said. “Some people — very few — but some people end up going back with their ex-wives. I’ve got no desire to go back with my ex-wife. I’m very happy with my current relationship.
“Look, I understand it — I do,” he continued. “And from a fan perspective, I get it. For me personally, for a myriad of reasons that are private, this is where I wanna be… this is where we all wanna be right here, right now.
“I don’t do this for money; money was never the issue with us. And so, yeah, if it was for a moneygrab, whatever — someone else could do it. Not that I’m allergic to money, I’m really, really happy where I’m at. And it’s no disrespect to anybody — I wish everybody all the best. But for right now in my life, this works best for all of us.”