Dope’s Edsel Dope Issues Open Letter To Sebastian Bach Following Falling In Reverse Controversy

As previously reported, Falling In Reverse recently scrapped their WIIL Rock festival performance in Grayslake, IL after being unable to find the laptops they use to fill out their live sound. The cancellation resulted in backlash from a number of people including SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk and ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, who ended up in a Twitter feud with the band’s frontman Ronnie Radke. Now, Dope vocalist Edsel Dope has decided to get involved by issuing an open letter to Bach in an effort to bring the musicians together.

Edsel said the following:

“Bach,

You are a legend and I can honestly say that you are one of my FAVORITE vocalist of all time.

In a world that keeps trying to declare that ‘rock is dead’, I appreciate the hell out of Ronnie Radke & his commitment to the game. After 15 years of being a mostly independent artists, this dude continues to defy the odds and has ascended to the point where his band is currently packing amphitheaters with thousands of young rock & metal fans each night.

Respectfully, I have to ask….

Have you ever actually listened to Falling In Reverse? I HIGHLY recommend that you roll a fat one, get super HIGH and check them out 🙂 The sound is a total hybrid.. Blending incredible vocal melodies with heavy guitars & double bass, while also being supported by an ultramodern, electronic element.

This electronic element is equally as important to the band’s musical compositions and to the identity of the band’s sound, as the traditional instruments of bass, drums, guitars, and vocals.

I could better understand the criticisms of yourself and or Eddie Trunk, if the intent was to call out a vocalist who was lip synching, or attempting to fake out or deceive the audience in some way, but that is obviously not what is happening here..

Further, the additional layers that a band like Falling In Reverse incorporate into their sound, would be more in line with what a live DJ would be responsible for.

A modern day DJ generally uses a laptop as their instrument, so if they were to lose those laptops, the band can’t just borrow another one, because all of the missing sound files are unique to the bands songs. Can the band play without them? Sure…. But this would equate to the band not being able to accurately deliver their sound.

You could compare this to performing a song like ‘Slave To The Grind‘ without any amps. It’s totally possible to play the song on acoustic guitars, with no distortion, but that’s obviously not how it is meant to be heard live, nor would it be the preferred way to hit the stage at a festival with 50,000 people waiting to go crazy.

I actually commend Ronnie and his band for being honest with the fans about this situation, rather than making up a more favorable excuse.

The honesty only further demonstrates that they aren’t attempting to hide anything or mislead anyone. I’ve toured with Ronnie & much like yourself, the dudes voice is truly something special…

Truth be told, you actually have a great deal in common.. You both are incredible singers and super high energy characters, with attitude and charisma to spare. You have both used your unique voices to connect with an incredibly youthful audience, which directly helps to expand the demographic of heavy music.

In the end, I think that the 2 of you should have a beer together and listen to some Black Sabbath really loud. I predict that you’ll have your arms around each other before the first chorus is over and you will likely become fast friends. Hell, you may even get arrested together….

I hail you both!

Edsel Dope“

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) And Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse) Feud Over Backing Tracks

Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke have been feuding on Twitter. The war of words started after SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk called out Falling In Reverse for cancelling their set at the WIIL Rock festival in Grayslake, IL due to missing laptops.

Trunk initially said the following:

“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters , media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock shows… not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play “live” that’s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, JACKYL . No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.”

Radke then fired back with the following:

“@EddieTrunk so you wanna talk hella Shit about laptops but go watch kiss lip sync, Steven Tyler plays the piano then half way through the song he stands on top of piano while it sill plays yet here we are acting like they all don’t use tracks you fucking idiot. Literal moron”

He also claimed Bach was using tracks in a video he shared on Twitter:

From there, the two have been having a back and forth:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach then challenged Radke in a since deleted tweet:

“It’s always so much fun to show someone what the world was like before the internet existed get f****** ready. Virtual reality is so much fun until you have to deal with actual reality. In your face. Can’t wait to meet you in person. Name the time and the place and I will introduce you to rock and roll in person man”

Radke fired back with:

You can find some more tweets from the back and forth between the two below:

Bach:

Radke:

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Radke:

Notably, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx seemingly defended Radke. He said the following:

“Keep beating that fake bullshit drum. Sounds so ‘Get Off My Lawn’. God forbid if some artists use technology as a creative tool on albums and in live settings. I get it. Just open your mind and stop fighting reality. Makes you sound outta touch and I like that you fly the rock flag.”

Radke added:

UPDATE: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte and Jason Richardson have since chimed in as well:

Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds added:

Crown The Empire’s Hayden Tree also jumped in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Sebastian Bach, Matt Sorum, And Gilby Clarke Covering Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” In Brazil

On September 3, Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses) and Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses) performed during a private party at Usina Monte Alegre in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. You can see pro-shot footage of Bach, Sorum, and Clarke performing a cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” during the concert below. The event was organized by Sthorm to celebrate the launch of ViralCure.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Sebastian Bach, Billy Gibbons, Matt Sorum, And Gilby Clarke Perform At Private Party In Brazil

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses) and Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses) recently performed during a private party at Usina Monte Alegre in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The event was organized by by Sthorm and some footage from it can be found below courtesy of Paulo Baron (Top Link Music).

Watch Sebastian Bach Cover KISS’ “Watchin’ You” With Count’s 77

During their July 2 show in Las Vegas, NV, Count’s 77 were joined onstage by Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) for a cover of KISS’ “Watchin’ You.” You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Watch Night Ranger Perform Damn Yankees’ “High Enough” With Sebastian Bach

During their June 24 show in Toledo, OH, Night Ranger were joined onstage by Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) for a performance of Damn Yankees’ “High Enough.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Watch Sebastian Bach Sing Frank Sinatra’s Version Of “Night And Day”

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) recently performed a cover of Frank Sinatra’s version of Cole Porter’s “Night And Day” at a birthday party for Mike Love Jr., the son of Mike Love (The Beach Boys), at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas, NV. You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Sebastian Bach Says “There’s No Reason” Why Classic Skid Row Lineup Shouldn’t Reunite

During a recent interview with Florida’s 98.7 The Gater, Sebastian Bach was asked about a hypothetical reunion with his former band Skid Row. The frontman responded by saying that “there’s no reason” why it shouldn’t happen.

Bach said the following:

“Well, there’s no reason not to — there’s none. When those guys [in SKID ROW] try to say [about me], ‘He’s difficult to work with,’ let me just say this one more time. We have not been in the same room together since the year 1996. Shut the eff up about you thinking you know what I’m like. You don’t know anything about what I’m like. And the ‘Gilmore Girls’ think I’m okay to work with; Broadway thinks I’m okay to work with; the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ think I’m okay; GUNS N’ ROSES think I’m pretty cool. We’re not getting any younger.”

He also added that he thinks a reunion “should” happen:

“For the fans. And we are absolutely running out of bands — bands that can play in sheds. The fact that we are all still alive and we are all in our 50s — some closer to 60 than others — but that, to me, is selfish that we’re not together. I can play with anyone. I do play with everyone [laughs] — except for them.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sebastian Bach Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says He “Feels Totally Great” Thanks To The Vaccine

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The frontman has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Bach said the following in a video that was posted on his social media accounts:

“If you’re wondering why I’m by myself wearing a mask, I guess it’s time to let you guys know I have been diagnosed and have tested positive for COVID. Yes, it’s true. But I have to tell you that I feel totally great. [Laughs] I’m fully vaccinated. I was given the vaccine — the J&J [Johnson & Johnson], one shot and done — back in March. But I guess COVID wasn’t done.”

Bach then shared a list of places he visited when he was feeling “totally fine,” including various locations in Nevada, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He also shared the following message along with the video:

“After doing 2 shows & going to my wife’s High School reunion, I came home & tested positive for covid. Here are the locations I could have got it in any one of these places. Thank God for the vaccine I can’t wait to get another one 💉 all symptoms are gone now not canceling shows”