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SEBASTIAN BACH Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession Charge

Despite Sebastian Bach's declaration after his arrest in March that "the truth will become known," the former SKID ROW singer pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession at his hearing in Middletown, New Jersey on Monday, according to MTV.com. His other charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and making terrorist threats were dismissed, partially ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Lines Up New Jersey Gig

GOTHAM, led by guitarist Paul Crook (i.e. SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS, ex-ANTHRAX), will be appearing at the Seagull in Hazlet, New Jersey tonight, July 1st. Also appearing on the bill will be THE ZOO, THE MONSTER, DE SOUL, BIG BANG BABY, VELVET JONES, and MARYSUE PROVEAUX. ...

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VISION OF DISORDER's DRAG: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about the recently-recorded debut demo from DRAG, the new band featuring VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams. The tape, which was recorded and mixed by current SEBASTIAN BACH/former ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook and ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist Scott Metaxas at Wayne Manor studios in Neshanic, New Jersey, actually ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Attack": More Details Revealed

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has written around 19 songs for his forthcoming album, entitled Attack, which is currently being produced by MALMSTEEN and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida. However, only 14 tracks are expected to make the final CD, which is unlikely to surface before September. Says YNGWIE: "There are quite a few different sounding ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Tracking Vocals, Announce Upcoming Tour

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has commenced the vocal-tracking process for the group's brand new CD, entitled Elements Part I. "I have to say that it's good to be behind the microphone again," Timo wrote on his official web site. "The last months I've been mostly giving interviews for my solo album and not singing that ...

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Former MEGADETH Members To Reunite In New Project

Former MEGADETH and current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli recently spoke to The Pure Rock Shop about Dave Mustaine's decision to disband MEGADETH and the Pitrelli's current and upcoming activities. Here are a few select highlights from that conversation: On whether Mustaine will be able to return to form following hand injury: "I don't think that's ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Makes BURRN! Cover

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach appears on the cover of this month's Burrn! magazine—the world's "heaviest" (literally) metal magazine and Japan's most respected and well-known heavy rock publication. Here are pictures taken at the Burrn! photo session, as they appear on Bach's official web site: Burrn! Cover Burrn! #1

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SKID ROW Release New Single To Select Radio Stations

SKID ROW have released the projected title track from their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, to several US radio stations ahead of the group's appearance at the Rock Never Stops tour, also featuring TESLA, VINCE NEIL, and JACKYL. At this time, no release date has yet been set for Thick Is ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: "Stoked To Rock Again"

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has confirmed via his official web site that the singer's previously-scheduled headlining shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, which were due to take place on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, have been postponed to Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. According to ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Postpones Stone Pony Gigs

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has postponed to Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th the headlining shows originally scheduled to take place at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Unforeseen circumstances were being cited for the postponement. Tickets for the scheduled March 29th ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: I Am Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a brief statement in response to the news reports of him having been charged with making terroristic threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a Midletown, New York restaurant last Wednesday night (March 13th). Here is Bach's statement in its entirety: “There is ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer Charged After Bar Fracas

As reported by The Boston Globe: EX-SKID ROW SINGER CHARGED AFTER BAR FRACAS By Associated Press, March 15, 2002 MIDDLETOWN, N.J. -- Former SKID ROW lead singer Sebastian Bach was charged with making terroristic threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a restaurant. Bach, 33, whose real name is Sebastian Bierk, ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Cancels Detroit Appearance Due To Family Crisis

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has pulled out of his scheduled stint as the host of the WRIF-presented Ritz Reunion Bash, which is taking place tonight, February 14th at the Emerald Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Specifics are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that the Bierk family (Sebastian's real last name) is going ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host Detroit's Ritz Reunion Bash

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be the hosting the WRIF-presented Ritz Reunion Bash at the Emerald Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, February 14th (Valentine's Day). Bach will reportedly not be doing any singing himself, but will be hosting this event featuring live performances from HALLOWEEN, TRASH BRATS, SWEET TEAZE, plus an “all-star ...

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