In a recent interview with “Play It Forward”, Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan talked about the band’s new singer Erik Grönwall, praising him, saying since he joined the band, ”he has brought a new energy that was missing for a long time.”.
“Ever since Erik joined the band, he has brought a new energy that was missing for a long time. And having someone with the same work ethic, the same ridiculous sense of humor, the same musical influences, and the fact that he’s just a lover of music in general like we are, it really was a seamless change.
”And we get out on stage, and his energy has elevated us, the four of us. Just like when [drummer] Rob Hammersmith [drums] joined the band, it brought Scotti [Hill, guitar], Snake [Dave Sabo, guitar], and myself, it raised the bar for playing, for musicianship. And then in walks Erik, and he just lights everybody on fire.
“It’s been great. Touring has been great. The crowds have been great. No one has looked at Erik sideways, because they can’t. He’s done such a fantastic job and continues to… He’s a little bit younger. I jokingly say that we waited for Erik to graduate high school so he can get in the band. He just has an energy about him, man, that’s so undeniable, and it’s infectious. And it lights all of us up.”