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.”
Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan recently offered an update on the band’s upcoming album. He said the following:
“I’m on my way to the studio. Snake [guitarist Dave Sabo] and Scotti [Hill, guitarist] just got in last night. Snake braved the hurricane. Yeah, they got in last night and they’re starting today on their solos. I’m heading there right now to check things out, listen and drive everyone crazy with my ideas and thoughts. Not really… I really don’t intend on driving everybody crazy, but who knows. I’m very psyched. It’s another step in the completion of the new SKID ROW record, and that makes me very happy, as I think it’ll make you happy too. We’re looking at spring of 2022 for the release, is what I’m being told — subject to change, of course.”
Johnny Solinger (ex-Skid Row) has sadly passed away at the age of 55. This news comes after the singer was recently diagnosed with liver failure. Skid Row commented:
“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us. Much love, Rachel Bolan ZP Theart Snake Sabo Rob Hammersmith Scotti Hill”
Skid Row will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full during their July 11 show at The Amphitheater at Rolling Hills Casino And Resort in Corning, CA. That concert will also feature Warrant (preforming “Cherry Pie” in full), Winger, and Autograph.
Johnny Solinger (ex-Skid Row) has been diagnosed with liver failure. The singer revealed the sad news on Facebook.
Solon said the following:
“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health. I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.
I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days. I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well.
At the moment, I am looking into putting together some sort of fundraiser to help with the medical bills and with the palliative care I will need in the coming months. I am kindly asking those of you who could help put this together to step forward. I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at.
I appreciate and want you all to keep me in your thoughts and send me all the healing vibes you can, but I get exhausted easily so I will ask you to please not call or text unless absolutely necessary. But please, if you can help in this difficult time, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it.
Love you all. I will post a link where you can donate very soon but I wanted to update you on my condition.”
Skid Row have signed a new deal with earMUSIC for their next album. The band commented:
“We are extremely excited to have signed with earMUSIC. Not only do we have an incredible team to work with, but we are label mates with iconic artists like Deep Purple and Alice Cooper. To say we are psyched is an understatement.”
Max Vaccaro, general manager at earMUSIC, added:
“We have been given the chance to listen to many songs in pre-production stage and we were completely impressed by the energy and the songwriting quality. Skid Row have reached great levels of success in the ’80s and the ’90s, but we are sure that they have all they need today to open a new chapter in their career and return to be one of the leading names in the hard rock world.”
During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan revealed that the band are planning a “Slave To The Grind” 30th anniversary tour. He said the following:
“Next year, we have a world tour that’s scheduled. Hopefully it happens. We’re just seeing if this pandemic [subsides]. We’re not gonna put any of our fans in danger, we’re not gonna put ourselves in danger. But the plan for next year is a 30th-anniversary ‘Slave To The Grind’ tour. Like I said, a world tour is planned. We’ll do the album in its entirety, and then we’re gonna do a bunch of stuff to coincide with it. We’re pretty psyched, and the shows are booked. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that everything is gonna come to pass… It’ll be cool, to go out there and do ‘Slave To The Grind’ top to the bottom. That’ll be fun.”
Skid Row have announced their partnership with Round Hill Music. The band recently signed a worldwide administration deal with the company for their catalog.
Round Hill CEO Josh Gruss commented:
“SKID ROW is an incredibly powerful band that I first saw play as a 12-year-old, new to the world of live music, at The Ritz in New York City with Japanese rockers EZO opening up. It was an experience I will never forget. Then to get to know [guitarist] Snake [Dave Sabo] and [bassist] Rachel [Bolan] personally more recently, and to have them on our roster at Round Hill, I could not be more thrilled. We will do a great job representing their publishing.”
“The passion that Josh and everyone at Round Hill has shown towards SKID ROW and our music made this a no-brainer! Their enthusiasm is infectious and we couldn’t ask for a better partnership moving forward.”
“I’m very happy to be working with Round Hill. And excited for what the future will bring.”
Skid Row have signed a new worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records and are planning to release the third part of their “United World Rebellion” trilogy later this year. The effort will be the band’s first with vocalist ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce).
Bassist Rachel Bolan commented:
“We are beyond excited to announce that we have signed with Golden Robot Records. The label is the perfect balance between old-school way of thinking with digital age sensibilities. We can think of no better company to release our third chapter of ‘United World Rebellion’ and our first record with ZP.”
Mark Alexander-Erber, Golden Robot Entertainment Group founder and president, added:
“We are honored to welcome Skid Row to the Golden Robot Records family they have always remained true to their fans with authenticity and passion. We are more than excited to be part of their next chapter and journey with a brand new album.”
As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger helped write material for the new album.
Rhino has digitally released a deluxe 30th anniversary edition of Skid Row’s self-titled album. The effort comes with a remastered version of the original album, as well as a bonus track titled “Forever” and a previously unreleased live performance from 1989.
“Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” Track Listing:
01. “Big Guns”
02. “Sweet Little Sister”
03. “Can’t Stand The Heartache”
04. “Piece Of Me”
05. “18 And Life”
06. “Rattlesnake Shake”
07. “Youth Gone Wild”
08. “Here I Am”
09. “Makin’ A Mess”
10. “I Remember You”
12. “Forever” (bonus track)
Live at the Marquee, Westminster, California (April 28, 1989):
01. “Makin’ A Mess”
02. “Piece Of Me”
03. “Big Guns”
04. “18 And Life”
05. “Sweet Little Sister”
06. “Rattlesnake Shake”
07. “I Remember You”
08. “Here I Am”
09. “Youth Gone Wild”
10. “Cold Gin” (KISS cover)