of The State Journal-Register
recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW
singer Sebastian Bach
. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
On his goal of leaving this Earth with the biggest body of work that he can build:Bach
: "Rock 'n' roll music is kind of like a form of immortality. I can listen to Ronnie James Dio, who is sadly is no longer with us but the music will never go away. I can put the CD on or fill my iPod with it and listen to Jeff Buckley
or Jimi Hendrix
or one of these amazing musicians who are no longer with us but are completely alive through the music."
On his latest solo album, "Kicking & Screaming"
, and upcoming live CD/DVD combo, "Abachalypse Now"
: "I consider myself lucky to even be making CDs and DVDs. I have got a lot of energy and so I am focusing in on the rock 'n' roll. That's my thing.
"I know how to make good albums. I am very critical. I have to totally be in love with what I am hearing come over the speakers in order to put my name on it, do these interviews, go on tour and support it for the rest of my life."
"I am not trying to reinvent rock 'n' roll music. I am trying to give you more of what you expect of me. That's why I look up to bands like RUSH
, NEIL YOUNG
... they keep making albums and keep rocking and that's what I am going to do for the rest of my life."
On how he plans to use his talents — in a rock band, on stage or on television:Bach
: "I have kind of just got to get out of the way of my voice and let it have the life that it has. It has a life of its own that really has nothing to do with me."
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