SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Don't Understand The Nostalgia Factor Of Rock And Roll Fans At All'

April 13, 2013

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was recently interviewed on "The Classic Metal Show", which is heard live on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST at You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

On whether he feels his latest solo album, "Kicking & Screaming", got enough credit from the rock community and the fans:

Bach: "Yeah. To be on the Billboard chart again is enough credit for me. I like being on the chart. It's cool that I can put out an album that competes on the charts in this day and age. I'm not trying to remind anybody of the past; that's the opposite of what I'm trying to do. I never was doing that. I don't understand the nostalgia factor of rock and roll fans at all. When SKID ROW came out in 1989, we weren't singing songs that were 20 years old, we were singing songs that we just wrote. That's what I'm doing today; that's what I was doing then. So I don't get that whole idea at all."

On whether, if he had his way, he would be able to do tours without playing any SKID ROW material:

Bach: "Well, what would I play? The OZZY OSBOURNE material? Like, that's my material; that's what I do. That's like saying to Vince Neil when he plays his solo shows, would he wanna not do MÖTLEY CRÜE material. I didn't invent the music industry. I put out records and then I do concerts and I play my songs, like every other singer."

On whether his friendship with his former SKID ROW bandmates has been repaired since he was photographed last October hanging out with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo at a DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED concert:

Bach: "I have nothing against any of the members of SKID ROW. I have talked to Snake and Scotti [Hill, guitar] and Rob [Affuso, drums] in recent years and I have nothing against them. I have not spoken to the bass player [Rachel Bolan] in about 16 or 17 years. I don't know how it's possible to be mad at somebody for something that happened 17 years ago. Everybody is different and people are different. I, myself, if I was ever mad at the bass player 17 years ago, I don't remember what it was about. [laughs] Let me repeat that: 17 years. That's a long time. So if somebody put a gun to my head and said, 'Why are you mad at the bass player from SKID ROW?' I would not be able to tell them, because it was 17 years ago. [laughs]"

On what he thinks about former PANTERA members Philip Anselmo and Vinnie Paul Abbott not being on speaking terms more than eight years since the band's guitarist (and Vinnie Paul's brother),"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, was killed on stage while performing with DAMAGEPLAN:

Bach: "I'm not in a position to comment on other bands' situations, but without being trite or insensitive, nobody in SKID ROW died, or there was no tragedy that befell us; all five of us are still alive and healthy. So I don't even think you can compare that situation. I mean, those guys have real tragedy that happened to them. Our tragedy was that 'Subhuman Race' sold two million copies, and that wasn't as much as the album before. Like, 'Wow! Oh, that's horrible!' [laughs] There was nothing, really, that bad that we went through that I can remember. Again, I wanna repeat: we're talking about 17 years ago. So it's really a long time ago."

Interview (audio):

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