Sebastian Bach Reflects On Former Skid Row Bandmates’ Accusations
Sebastian Bach recently made an appearance on the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness show on Arizona’s 98KUPD radio station for an interview. During the conversation, he responded to his former Skid Row bandmates’ accusations.
During Bach’s tenure, Skid Row achieved remarkable commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their first two albums, ‘Skid Row’ and ‘Slave To The Grind,’ were certified platinum, and the latter topped the Billboard 200 chart. Moreover, their third album, ‘Subhuman Race,’ also achieved critical acclaim.
Due to conflicts over musical material and tensions between him and Rachel Bolan, Bach was fired from the band in 1996. According to the rumors, another reason for his departure was that he believed they should open for KISS, while his bandmates argued that they were too big to be an opening band. However, four years after his departure, Skid Row opened for KISS.
In an interview on the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness show, he recalled the time he worked with Skid Row and talked about his departure. Sebastian Bach also addressed his former bandmates’ accusations during the conversation. Recently, he shared this interview with his fans on his Facebook page.
As seen in his Facebook video, Sebastian Bach said his Skid Row bandmates would say he is hard to work with when he didn’t like one of their songs. Following that, he said one needs to compare the material Skid Row made with him and the ones they made after his departure. Bach then stated that not every Skid Row song is like ’18 And Life.’
Moreover, Sebastian Bach stressed he can’t sing something he doesn’t love. As Bach recalled, he was trying to sing everything Skid Row wrote, but one time he couldn’t sing one of the songs and told his bandmates he couldn’t do it. As a result, his bandmates told him he was hard to work with, but Bach argued he was not on every song.
According to his Facebook video, Sebastian Bach told the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness show:
“They would say to me, if I didn’t like one of their songs, they’d say, ‘You’re hard to work with.’
You wanna go listen to the records without me, and then listen to the records with me. Why don’t you, the consumer, go and put the headphones on… Are you hard to work with? Do you like ’18 And Life’? ‘I love it. Next song.’ Not every song is that. That’s all I’m saying.”
Bach then said:
“I can sing something if I love it. If I don’t love it, it’s hard. I can’t do it. When I first joined the band, I would try to sing everything that they wrote. And I’d be in rehearsal. I remember one time we were working on a song, and I go to the mic and I’m, like, [makes singing sounds].
My mouth just shut. And everybody’s looking at me going, ‘What are you doing?’ And I go, ‘I can’t do it.’ And they go, ‘Oh, you’re hard to work with.’ I go, ‘Not on that other song, I’m not.'”
After leaving Skid Row, Sebastian Bach focused on his solo career and contributed to several music acts. Besides, he continued to perform Skid Row’s songs during live performances alongside his solo material.