Former Skid Row manager Doc McGhee (also Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Kiss) talked with Golden Robot’s “Conversations With…” about former Skid Row’s singer Sebastian Bach, saying the reason he wasn’t receiving publishing royalties.
“When Sebastian Bach left Skid Row, and then later in life, I have to do a terrible f*cking TV show called… I did it for MTV — for Rick Krim at MTV… VH1. And he said, ‘You have to do this thing called ‘SuperGroup’ for me. You put together the supergroup. We can’t tell you who’s gonna be in the band.’ I said, ‘Well, I’m not gonna do it, because I’m not gonna have f**king idiots, and then I’m gonna look like an idiot.’ [He said] ‘No, no. This is gonna be big. I’ll do anything for you.’ Blah blah blah blah blah. ‘Okay. Fine.’ I show up. [The band consisted of] Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, the kid from Biohazard [Evan Seinfeld], the bass player… and Jason Bonham.
”But I’m sitting there with Sebastian, and somebody says to me, ‘You know Sebastian is pissed off at you.’ And I go, ‘Okay. What could he be pissed off at me for? It’s been years since he’s been in Skid Row. What can he be pissed…?’ ‘Well, you took all his publishing away from him.’ So I said, ‘Really? Did I take his publishing away from him? How the f*ck did I take his publishing?’ I said, ‘Let’s get Sebastian.’ So I get Sebastian. And I go, ‘So, Baz, I hear that you think that I took your publishing away from you.’ He said, ‘I didn’t get any publishing.’ I said, ‘Sebastian, you didn’t write anything. If you don’t write f**king something, you don’t get it.’ But he doesn’t get… So, it’s, like, okay, whatever.”