Maybe you know who Desmond Child is, but in a recent interview with UCR, he talked about his relationship with former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach, where Child was initially “very impressed” with the singer’s musicianship and on-stage presence during Skid Row’s early days, but later he changed his opinion on Bach’s after the singer ”slagged” Bon Jovi during a radio show.
Here’s what Child said:
“I had kind of a long history with Skid Row. Jon Bon Jovi’s best friend, [Skid Row guitarist] Snake [Sabo], started the band. Jon wanted to help his friend, so he got behind the band and helped get them a deal. He helped to put them on tour with Bon Jovi and all of that. I was very impressed with Sebastian Bach, his singing, his looks, and all of that.
“When I made my album ‘Discipline’ on Elektra and I was touring around, I was in Toronto and I was on my way to a radio station to do an interview. Sebastian Bach was on the radio station before me. He started slagging Bon Jovi. Kind of putting them down. I said to the driver, ‘Put the pedal to the metal. Let’s get to the radio station. I’m going to kick his a**.’ I was so pissed. When I got there, the elevator opened and I think his on the other side was closing with him going down.
“I got onto the station and it’s like, ‘What an ungrateful creep.’ I was just so pissed off at him. Later on, he wore a t-shirt that was very insulting that said ‘AIDS kills fags [dead].’ There was terrible backlash. You know, I had so many of my friends die of AIDS, including one of my brothers. It was like, ‘Wow, what is he? Just anything for attention?'”