Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan Thinks We Should Still Wear Masks For COVID

Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan sat down with Different Stages Radio, where he discussed the times his band could not perform to the fans due to COVID. The bassist also shared his thoughts on wearing masks and stated that people still should be wearing them. Reflecting on the earlier times he had COVID, he stated:

“Granted, I’m not a scientist — I don’t claim to be — but I know I had COVID twice and both times it felt different, so there’s some kind of mutation going on now. I’m just glad we’re able to go back out and we’re able to play and we’ve just gotta be smart about it.

It appears that the bassist does not care what others say, and still even wears a mask in certain places:

“I don’t care what people say — I wear a mask on airplanes now. I also haven’t got the flu in a really long time from that. But it is what it is. Everyone does their own thing. I just wish we could all get on the same page and just kind of carry on with life.”

Skid Row Recently Canceled Shows Due To COVID

Despite COVID first appearing in 2020 and taking millions of lives, it still continues to affect people to this day. During the band’s December 2023 tour with Buckcherry, Skid Row had to reschedule a few dates because several members of the band and the crew had caught the flu and COVID.

In January this year, the bassist was asked how everyone has been doing since the postponement of the dates. He replied:

“Everyone’s getting there. I was one of the first ones to get sick, and it was just one of those things. It was a short run. It was the third leg of the Skid Row-Buckcherry tour. And it’s just one of those things. You’re on a tour bus and one guy gets sick and it just runs like wildfire. I woke up and — you know when you wake up and you’re, like, ‘I’m sick. I have something.’ And I tried to tough it out and first thought it was a flu, then ended up with COVID and then a couple other guys got the flu. And when it started spreading like really fast to our crew and stuff, we’re, like, ‘Well, we need to reschedule shows.’ So this band just needs a break. We got a hard restart for 2024.”

You can watch the interview below.