Good News from Bach/Row camp. Sebastian Bach and Skid Row are household names in the history of rock music. Skid Row’s first two albums were instant classics with the band achieving commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first two albums titled Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) were certified multi-platinum. Especially ‘Slave To The Grind’, which touched number one on the Billboard 200. After parting ways with Sebastian Bach, Bach has been playing the songs live with his solo band once in a while. Fans have been craving for a reunion between Skid Row and Sebastian Bach which sadly didn’t happen.
Sebastian Bach released a statement before kicking off the upcoming US tour in support of Skid Row self-titled debut album.
Here’s the surprise statement:
“Well, the drummer will be joining us for a few shows, Rob Affuso.
“He’s kind of like the lukewarm water of SKID ROW, like Derek Smalls of SPINAL TAP. He gets along with them and me. So that’s why he’s doing it”
When asked about the reunion plans with other members, he said:
“We almost did reunite last year.”
“It didn’t happen for business reasons, I would say. But we’re all alive — that’s all I can say. And it would be fun. Everybody would love that. They would love that.”
Skid Row debut album is a classic and fans are waiting to hear the songs live.
Bach was asked about the album and how he feels about playing it live in its entirety.
“Well, it certainly is, because it was 30 years ago. I don’t have any problems with that. We do a lot of these songs in our set anyways, but there are three or four that we never, ever, ever do. And I guess the fans like the novelty of, like, when they put a CD in their car, or when they listen to it on their phone, the album, they like to have that happen live in their face. But it’s a new thing for me to do an album in its entirety. And there are songs on here that I wouldn’t do — like, I’m not gonna do these next tour. Well, I don’t know about that. ‘Cause I don’t do things just for money, but if the money’s right, I might think about it. [Laughs]”
Bach also expressed his opinion on playing the songs without any of the other Skid Row members.
“Not for me, it’s not. The only thing I would say that is different is that SKID ROW was a two-guitar band. In my band, it’s one guitar. Sometimes it’s too loud for me. I’m just being honest. If it’s too loud for me, I can’t really sing as good as I can. It’s gotta be at a controlled volume.”