SEBASTIAN BACH Says He Wasn't Complaining About Fans Not Buying His New Album

May 17, 2014

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has clarified his recent comments about Facebook "likes" and how they relate to album sales, claiming that he "never complained about fans not buying" his latest album.

Speaking to 14-year-old radio host Miles "The Shoe" Schuman earlier this month, Bach stated about the fact that his new solo CD, "Give 'Em Hell", sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart: "I can't complain, because [2011's] 'Kicking & Screaming' came in at No. 72 on the Top 200, and 'Give 'Em Hell' came in at No. 71, so I'm not in a position to complain, but I have to say this, I have go to say the following statement. I have over 800,000 people that like my Facebook page, that read every word I write on my Facebook page — over 800,000 — and yesterday, it said… You know how it has next to the amount of people on the page, it says how many people are talking about the page? 75,000 or 80,000 people are talking about it. I would like to thank the 5,000 out of the 800,000 that got my record, and I would like to ask the other 795,000 people, 'Why are you on my page? Are you there to look at the pictures? Is that why you're there? 'Cause that's simple. If that's what you want, I'll put some pictures up, or whatever.' But I have no clue, when it says 800,000 people and 70,000 people today are talking about this, what are you talking about? What? Like, what are you talking about? [Laughs] I don't get it. Like, what? What? What? 'Oh, he's got a new record out. I've loved him for years. I'm not gonna buy that.' [Laughs] I don't get it. I don't understand. I don't get it. I don't know why you're on my page. Like, for what? Why? What? [Laughs] I totally don't get it."

He added: "[The fact that rock albums don't sell a lot of copies nowadays is] way beyond me, bro. Country music fans go out and buy the CD. Rappers go out and buy the CD. Justin Bieber fans go out and get the CD. I've got 800,000 people on my page, and 795,000 of them don't get it. [Laughs] Thanks! Killer! Thank you! I appreciate that. Thank you, rock and rollers.

"It's up to the music fans. It's, like, you read rockers [complaining about how], 'Oh, rock is dying,' and everything. Yeah, you're killing it. Unless you're down at Best Buy buying your favorite band's new album, don't talk about rock being dead, because you're the one murdering it. Country music is alive and well, rap music is kicking ass. So I don't know what to say."

In a brand new interview with Media Mikes, Bach was asked to elaborate on his comments regarding Facebook likes and how they relate to album sales. He said: "When you are doing interviews, it can be similar to walking in a minefield. You never know what people are going to respond to or make a big deal out of."

He continued: "I was never talking about my album. I was talking about how the number of 'likes' you have on your Facebook is really a meaningless number.

"I'm not really sure what Facebook totally is, as it's not very meaningful to my career. [Laughs]

"I never complained about fans not buying my record, but I was more wondering why they were on my page."

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