SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Don't Do Anything Different In 2013 Than I Did In 1989'
April 5, 2013
Ramon Martos Garcia of PureGrainAudio.com recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
PureGrainAudio.com: The shows on this live DVD, "ABachalypse Now", are basically from the tour in support of your latest studio album, "Kicking & Screaming". Were you surprised with the critical and commercial success of that record?
Sebastian: No, because the album is great! It's a great album and it's, like, the easiest album I ever did. It just came out really good! So I wasn't surprised with the reaction.
PureGrainAudio.com: From where came the idea of doing a live DVD?
Sebastian: We filmed some of the shows. The record company asked me if I wanted to do a DVD and I said, "OK." And I went through all the footage. It's three concerts. Graspop [Metal Meeting] from Belgium, Hellfest from France and the Nokia show from Los Angeles. And I really like the DVD because each concert is in, like, a different setting. The one in France is an outdoor show, the sun is shining and the clouds are in the sky and it's very beautiful. And the Nokia show is inside in the dark at nighttime, it's all black. My favorite one is Graspop in Belgium, which is filmed in the rain torrential downpour and I've never seen a concert released like that and it looks amazing. And has songs like "Dirty Power" and "Tunnelvision" and it has a couple more of the solo tracks on it.
PureGrainAudio.com: On all of the three shows, you sing material from you solo career and also from your time in SKID ROW. And now with Nick Sterling [guitar] not playing with you anymore... Is this DVD, "ABachalypse Now", a way to mark an end of an era on your career?
Sebastian: No. [laughs] I've been doing the same thing since the late '80s. I don't do anything different in 2013 than I did in 1989. I'm Sebastian Bach. I go and I sing the songs. I like bands like RUSH who keep putting out records, and I don't see RUSH as being different now than they ever were, you know?! They just get older and that's what I'm doing and I'm still the same guy I was, pretty much, I'm not very different.
PureGrainAudio.com: Are you currently preparing any new studio material?
Sebastian: I have a new solo record on the way. I am working on it right now. It's Steve Stevens on guitar and also my guitar player, Jeff George, and, you know, Nuno Bettencourt from EXTREME, possibly. But I really love the "Kicking & Screaming" album, so it's going to be hard for me to top that album. I really love that album. So hopefully I can top it.