Sebastian Bach Shares What Prevents Skid Row Reunion
Skid Row’s legendary classic lineup didn’t reunite since 1996, that is, since Sebastian Bach left the band. There have been several attempts since then, but it didn’t feel good to them. According to Bach, who joined a conversation with I Am All In With Scott Patterson, there was some conversation and correspondence, but there was still a lot to talk about for a reunion.
“Well, I have a manager named Rick Sales, and he protects my interests,” he replied, referring to the legal issues. “So they’ve gotta deal with the business side of things, and they would rather maybe not deal with that, as far as I can tell — just not deal with that. But there’s always a number. I mean, we’re all still alive.”
As some of you may remember, Sebastian Bach was kicked out of the band in the late 1990s. They were already having disagreements with their band members about creative issues, but one step Bach took without asking the other mates was the last straw. Unbeknownst to them, Bach booked Skid Row as the opening act of KISS, even though the other members disagreed as they considered themselves too big to open for another one.
As Scott Hill later revealed, the incident did not end there. There were also very serious disagreements between Bach and Sabo. During one Thanksgiving, Bach even left a message calling Sabo’s home and saying unspeakable things. And that’s how Sabo was done with Bach. Since the group members were generally disturbed by Bach’s actions, they took Sabo’s side, and Bach was thus fired.
It’s been almost 20 years since the events, and as you know, there have been a lot of bands that went through things like this and got back together. Skid Row members are also often asked about a reunion. In a previous conversation, Sabo had also said that they ‘dipped their toes in the water’ for a reunion in 2016 but ‘realized that it didn’t feel so good.’ As Bach recently said, there is a lot more to discuss and resolve.