SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It Doesn't Interest Me, Just Going Out And Playing Old Songs'

May 3, 2011

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW) and Canadian metal legends ANVIL were the featured guests on this past weekend's (Saturday, April 30) episode of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" at 11 p.m. ET/PT. You can now watch the entire episode below.

When asked about the possibility of a SKID ROW reunion and why it hasn't happened yet, Bach replied, "If you wanna know the truth, I had one conversation, I was with Doc McGhee [then-manager of GUNS N' ROSES and head of McGhee Entertainment] opening for GUNS N' ROSES, and he literally put Snake [SKID ROW guitarist Dave Sabo, who works for McGhee Entertainment as an artist manager] on the phone [with] me and we had a conversation about putting out a box set or retrospective, because that shit exists. But then I put the phone down, there was some talk of doing it, and then they said, 'OK, it's all off. There's no reunion, there's no nothing.' And then I look on Blabbermouth and they're playing cruises in the Caribbean and playing all these shows, and I'm like… You hear one thing and then you act the other way."

He continued, "It doesn't interest me, just going [out] and playing old songs; I've gotta do new songs. I've already heard 'Youth Gone Wild'; I love it. I'm 40-fucking-2. Nick's [Sterling, Bach's current guitarist] more of a youth than me. [Laughs] [I still perform 'Youth Gone Wild' live] because it's a great song; songs have a life of their own. But I'm not just gonna go on tour for years and years and years saying that I'm the youth gone wild. I'm sorry, dude — it's not what interests me. I wanna make music about me now."

Bach recently entered a Los Angeles studio with his new, young, virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, SHINEDOWN, ATREYU, FILTER) to record Bach's next CD, tentatively due this fall via the Italian label Frontiers Records.

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan told Times-Standard.com in a recent interview that he and Sabo have been writing some music and gearing up to hit the studio again for the band's sixth album.

"I think the next record, as far as what Snake and I are writing, is going back to what people would expect from SKID ROW," Bolan said. "We're looking forward to it."

SKID ROW's latest album, "Revolutions Per Minute", was released on October 24, 2006 via SPV Records.

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