In a recent conversation with “In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie” video podcast, Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan talked about the progress of recording the new SR album.
“We’re fortunate enough to work with a producer named Nick Raskulinecz. And I’m sure, unless you live under a rock, that you’ve heard something that he’s produced. He’s produced a couple of Foo Fighters records, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Evanescence, Rush, Alice In Chains… He’s got a pretty impressive track record. And we’re doing the record with him here in Nashville. He’s actually my neighbor.
“He has done something with us that is just incredible. And the way he described it [is] he grew up listening to us. I mean, grew up — we’re not that big of an age difference — about 10 years, I guess. But he listened to us. You know when you listen to a band, you can listen to their first album and you’ll hear that band that way for the rest of your life.
”And then the band kind of strays away because that album was part of them but it doesn’t stay as close to their heart. And I don’t mean that in a bad way; it’s just that you go and you just get further and further away from your roots. That said, he has brought us back there. He took our songs… He listened to stuff, and I’d bring a song in, or Snake [guitarist Dave Sabo] and I would bring a song in, and we’d be, like, ‘Man, this song is awesome.’ And he’d listen to it and he goes, ‘It’s not Skid Row. It doesn’t sound like SR.’ And we’re, like, ‘Man, we are SR. What the hell?’ [Laughs]”