August 13, 2015

Despite the fact that Sebastian Bach often hears how much fans miss him in SKID ROW, the singer, who was unceremoniously fired from the band in 1996 and has since carved a solo career, says that he is happy with where he is right now and has no desire to turn back the clock.

"I don't [miss those days at all]," Bach told Jane Gazzo of Australia's Triple M station (hear audio below). "You're talking about 1989. I don't walk around in 2015 missing 1989. I don't know anybody that does. It's, like, 'Oh, I miss those days?' Like, how corny is that? No, I don't. I just did a seven-week tour in America, and I don't associate those [SKID ROW] songs with '89 anymore, I associate 'em with the last seven weeks. I play them every night. That's my job. I'm a saloon singer, like Frank Sinatra."

Bach does, however, plan on revisiting some of the events from his SKID ROW days in his upcoming autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", which is tentatively due in January 2016 via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books),an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

"When you talk about old memories and stuff, the time where I do think of those things is where I'm writing my book," he said. "I write about a lot of those things that you're asking me about. I have to sit down and remember things; it's not like on a tip of my brain. And, yeah, we did a lot of crazy shit back then — definitely, without a doubt. We weren't the only ones, though."

In an October 2014 interview with Psycho Babble TV, Bach stated about his upcoming autobiography: "My first impulse was not to have a typical book of, like, starting at your childhood, going through, and then you rise and then you fall and then you come back… that whole typical storyline. When I read Neil Young's book, 'Waging Heavy Peace', I'm a big Neil Young fan, and his book's not linear, it's not, like, 'Here's me as a kid, here's…' I just found it interesting. I like to be surprised. I don't like to be bored. Being bored is boring. But, having said that, when I read Paul Stanley's book, the story of how he was not famous, or KISS was not famous, and then they became KISS, and what that is like, to go from being a normal person and then being a rock star, that is fascinating to read by anybody, and I have that story. So, even thought I might not personally find that totally interesting to me, to the reader, to read about, okay, I was, like, a teenager and then a millionaire on television and touring the world, that's a fascinating story. So I wanna tell those details."

Bach talked in more detail about the writing process for his autobiography in a 2013 interview with Metalshrine. He said: "When I first got the [book] deal [with HarperCollins], they wanted me to use a co-writer and I thought that was bullshit, but at the same time, I had proved to them that I was capable of writing a book, so they said, 'OK, we'll give you a chance.' I wrote, like, 25 pages and they loved it. They loved my writing and they said, 'Yeah, Sebastian, you can write it all on your own!' That was extremely important to me and like a milestone. I said, 'I can? Wow!' It meant a lot to me, so I'm taking it very seriously and I don't plan on writing just one book over the course of my life. I'd like to write more than one. I love Henry Rollins' books! His books are amazing, like 'Black Coffee Blues' and 'Get In The Van'. He's just a great writer and I love the way he writes. I used to write on my web site all the time and now I'm just kinda taking it off the Internet and putting it into the pages of the book. That's what I'm trying to do."

Interview (audio):

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