Sebastian Bach Says He Had “Nothing To Do” With “Forever Wild” Vinyl Release

A new vinyl version of Sebastian Bach’s “Forever Wild” was released today (November 29) as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. However, the singer has now revealed that he had “nothing to do” with it.

Bach said the following:

“2019 will be remembered by me as the year I put records out without knowing anything about it. For the second time this year, I have discovered that I am releasing a new record….. by reading about it on the internet. Without my knowledge, input, permission, or approval, today’s mystery release on record store day is Sebastian Bach Forever Wild Double Live Vinyl Album. I have never heard this vinyl release or seen it before. But I will tell you this: the source audio for this record is a VHS tape! Did not know that was possible to make a record out of a VHS tape. One has to chuckle at a sticker that says “180g Virgin Vinyl” whatever that is. That’s great that it’s 180 Gram *Virgin Vinyl” but there’s a saying in the music business: “Shit in, shit out”. I can guarantee you that the source audio for this record was not virgin VHS tape.

I made the Forever Wild DVD many many years ago out of one single VHS tape recorded live at the Whiskey in 1999 I think. never was that DVD intended to be a live double record. There are zero overdubs on this release because it’s impossible to overdub on a VHS tape! So please realize if you purchase this release, it has nothing to do with me. Please realize that whoever the genius was that took it upon themselves to put this out never even had the respect to contact Sebastian Bach about a Sebastian Bach release. If it sounds great to you, well that’s wonderful but I can tell you if it was up to me, I would make it sound like a proper album since it is going into stores under my name. Just like the other release earlier this year, I do not enjoy that level of respect.

So Happy Record Store Day and enjoy a vinyl record made out of a VHS tape. Fingers crossed hope it sounds good. I can guarantee you the next record that I put out, that I have something to do with, will sound good on your stereo.”

Sebastian Bach Says He Had To Turn Down Opening For Tool This Year

During an interview with Forbes, Sebastian Bach revealed that he was offered an opportunity to open for Tool, but he ended up having to turn it down. The singer was unable to commit to the shows due to scheduling conflicts.

Bach said the following:

“…I lived in Studio City [in Los Angeles] for two years recently. And I’ve moved since then, but my next-door neighbor was Adam Jones from Tool. And we became super fucking close friends, nothing to do with music. His kids come over to my house to play. He comes to our birthday parties. He came to my 50th birthday party, brought Danny from Tool, and I’m really good friends with Adam.

We bond over comic books. And believe it or not, I just recently had to turn down the opening slot for Tool. Adam wanted Sebastian Bach to open two weeks of shows in arenas. But I was already booked! So that’s mind-blowing to me. … I think the success of bands like Tool is just undeniable that people want to hear heavy fucking rock, and how can you deny that? It’s right in your face…”

Watch Footage Of Ace Frehley Performing With Sebastian Bach At Kruise Fest

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) joined Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) onstage during his October 28 set at Kruise Fest in Miami, FL. You can see fan-filmed footage of them performing KISS’ “Parasite” and “Deuce” and Frehley’s solo track “Snow Blind” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Sebastian Bach To Perform Skid Row’s Debut Album In Full On 30th Anniversary Tour

Sebastian Bach will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s debut album by performing it in full on a U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/29 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
08/30 Anderson, SC – William A Floyd Amphitheater
08/31 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
09/02 Huntsville, AL – Side Tracks Music Hall
09/03 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
09/04 Cleveland, OH – Phantasy
09/06 Stafford Springs, CT – Palace Theater
09/07 Block Island, RI – Ballard’s (afternoon show)
09/09 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
09/10 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
09/11 Portland, ME – Aura
09/13 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
09/14 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/18 Kansasville, WI – 1175
09/19 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
09/20 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
09/21 Dubuque, IA – Q Casino
09/22 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
09/25 New York, NY – Sony Hall
09/26 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
09/27 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
09/28 Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago
09/29 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
10/01 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/03 Wichita, KS – WAVE
10/05 Golden, CO – Dirty Dogs Roadhouse (Outdoor)
10/06 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/10 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (Night 1)
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (Night 2)
10/17 Roswell, NM – Liberty Theater
10/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/19 Waco, TX – The Backyard
10/20 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
10/22 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/23 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
10/24 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
10/25 Lafayette, LA – The District
10/26 Miramar Beach, FL – Village Door Music Hall
10/28 Miami, FL – KISS Kruise Pre Party @ Double Tree
10/30 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
10/31 Savannah, GA – Victory North
11/01 Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch
11/02 Pinellas Park, FL – England Brothers Park

Bach commented:

“In 1989, we put out the first record ‘Skid Row’. 30 years later, people still dig the music we created in a garage all those years ago. In commemoration of this 30th-anniversary digital deluxe release, my band is going to perform the first Skid Row record, in its entirety, on the road, LIVE this fall! It’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before! We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event! Note: This concert is 100% live in every way! All real! All the time! No tapes! No fakes! Come and see a real rock band while they still exist! We give it to you straight from the heart ‘cuz that’s the only way we know how! See you on the road!”

Sebastian Bach Is “In The Writing And Demoing Stage” For His New Album

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) has shared an update on his new album progress. The singer has revealed that he is currently in the “writing and demo stage” and that he has put together a “drum hut” recording studio to capture audio of “live drummers playing.” He also confirmed that John 5, Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison, and Brent Woods have all submitted tracks for the effort. You can find some more info in the below video:

Sebastian Bach To Release Paperback Edition Of “18 And Life On Skid Row”

Sebastian Bach released his autobiography 18 And Life On Skid Row last December, but will now be releasing a new paperback edition on November 14. This version will come with new photos that weren’t included in the original.

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