SKID ROW guitarist Scotti Hill has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with singer Sebastian Bach.
Scotti says he doesn’t want to “put ourselves in a volatile situation and be unhappy and destroy what we have now.”
In the episode of “Another FN Podcast”, Hill was asked if it’s true that Bach was relieved of his duties from SKID ROW when he reportedly booked the band to open for KISS without checking with the bandmates.
“That caused a giant uproar is what it did, and [Sebastian] did something to Snake that was unacceptable.”
“He called his house on Thanksgiving and said some horrible things into his answering machine, and Snake says, ‘You know what? I’m not gonna be in a band with you anymore.’ There you go. It’s as simple as that.”
On Bach departure, he said:
“Well, at that point, grunge had come into play. We had done ‘Subhuman Race’. It’s a cool record; it’s got its moments. And then we had gone out and done that tour and it was a failure. And at that point, with everything that was going on internally in the band, something was gonna give, and that just happened to be what it was.
“Everybody had had enough of everything, and it wasn’t worth it for anybody to leave the house for that. So when that happened, we just all stopped calling each other. We had been on the road a lot, man. I mean, we went out on that first tour — it was sixteen months — we came home, we did a record, we went back on tour for twenty-two months, we came back home, we did another record, we went on… We were out for a long time, but those first two tours were really long.
“For people that get along, that will wear thin. So when there’s lots of turmoil and stuff like that, it’s hard to go on. So with all that combined, you’ve got guys that just were, like, ‘All right. I need a break.'”
Fans love the Skid Row’s debut self-titled album which went 5× platinum on the strength of the top 2 songs “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”. The band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide by the end of 1996. These songs are classics with Skid Row playing them almost every show. Undoubtedly, Sebastian Bach has been smashing these classics live. After Skid Row parted ways with Sebastian Bach, Bach formed a solo band and has released multiple studio albums and toured worldwide in support of the albums. Bach has been playing the Skid Row classics 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.