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.
Van Halen did it with DLR, Guns N’ Roses did it and Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis made amends as well. I know there is a shit-ton of animosity between these guys. I wonder if they would ever just sit down at a table together for an hour to talk and see what happened. I guess we’ll never know. It’s a shame. I saw Sebastian at Delmar Hall in St. Louis last year where he did Skid Row (album) in its entirety plus a half dozen of SR’s other hits. He absolutely KILLED it. He was enthusiastic and the crowd gave him ton’s of love. Maybe he has changed. Once again, it’s a shame.
If bands don’t get along why do they stay together so long? I just don’t get it.
Sebastian is a toxic person. I get it.
Do you even know who the members of Skid Row are? You shared the comments of Scotti Hill, but posted a picture of Snake Sabo.
I had a good drinking session with Seb at Bloodstock one year, he seemed a nice enough guy
If you’ve seen enough Bach antics over the years you know exactly why the guys in the band aren’t thrilled about reunion prospects. But I think they’re leaving a lot of money on the table. A lot. Album and tour would likely pay for Bach to ride in his own transport between shows so they only have to interact with him on stage.
they should be so lucky the silly fat toss faces. Bach was the bet thing in the band.
Who in the right mind would ever get pist if your bandmate booked a gig with KISS. I mean who has the real and bigger problem…Bach or the other guys???
No one wants to open, especially for those guys. They probably don’t pay. Hell, I bet Gene and Paul figured out a way to charge a band for opening for them.
Kiss has had MANY tour with them For the most part of their career. While these bands made their money on their own touring with other bands as well. So dont kid yourself there
Scott Hill, He was your gravy train. Nobody cares about Skid Row anymore. He is Skid Row. Look at your picture you fat old man. Have another piece of cake fat boy!
What’s wrong with you? Why are you concerned with how much he weighs? Are you pleasantly plump yourself, princess, and trying to feel better about yourself?
I’m one of the few I guess that agrees with the band Sebastian is a piece of shit… I’m not a huge fan of the current lineup, as much as ZP is a team player he’s been in the band now 5 years without a single thing even recorded and just out singing the classics live, he’s definitely not the right guy at this point and I understand their loyalty to him because he’s definitely put the time and effort into it but at so point they need o put something new out to really move forward as a legitimate band an not just a novelty… I know who the guy is that would be a perfect fit for Skid Row this guy will out sing even Sebastian and and amazing frontman and can really work a crowd…. Look up Girish Pradhan and you be the judge…
Thanks for mentioning Girish. I just looked him up on Youtube and he is pretty good, but he doesn’t out-sing Sebastian, unless Sebastian’s voice is giving out on him, as happens when you get older. Last I heard from him he was better than his Skid Row days.
Sorry, that’s not a good excuse. Other bands have made amends with each other and had much worse bad blood between them. Skid Row without Bach might as well not exist.
I think these old guys should just let it go. There is no need to do some “reunite” crap and ruin their legacies. Just look at what a disaster it was for Motley Crue, and Guns n Roses. They ruled the world for a while at the end of the 80s, and in the early 90s. Leave it at that.
The thing about musicians is that most of them are dysfunctional, and they like to say it was the other guy in the group who had they problems. They ALL have problems. Look at the Dave Gilmour and Roger Waters feud. Dave said Roger was miserable, but it’s not like Dave was Mr Happy Camper himself. I’m pretty sure Sebastian Bach wasn’t the only nut in Skid Row either.
Saw Skid Row last night and they headlined for Kip Winger, Quiet Riot, Warrant and SR closed, Eric is a perfectly serviceable replacement for Sebastian 2022 who clearly hasn’t taken care of his instrument..and Eric has great energy and showmanship. If Bach could still sing even close to his younger days, of course the fans would love to see a SR reunion, but that’s not the case. The band lives on and nearly sold out the Pacific Amphitheater, not a tiny venue
It’s simple you will never be skid row without Bach I’ve listened to this ban since the start.sorry not sorry but he is your missing puzzle piece…
Love skid row. What the H happened? Need Sebastian!??♂️
It is a shame. Skid row isn’t the same without Bach. I can’t stand to listen to the “after Bach” group. It’s all cheesy. Completely lost the edge that they had with Sebastian