Sebastian Bach recently guested on “Let There Be Talk” and offered some more insight into the failed Skid Row reunion. Interestingly, he said that the band actually had a whole tour planned with various festival dates, but in the end “it just didn’t happen.”
“We were talking about putting a reunion [of the classic SKID ROW lineup] together, but we couldn’t even handle a group text. [Laughs]. It was, like, after a couple of texts… fucking just… misery. [Laughs] I’m, like, ‘Can we get in a fucking room? ‘No. That’s out of the question.'”
“How [did the reunion talks] start? I’m not gonna name names, ’cause Lord knows it’s enough of a mess. [Laughs] ‘Hey, we wanna talk about maybe getting back in the same room together. Let’s see if we can do this.’ [And I’m, like], ‘Right on! This is gonna be simple, man. This’ll be great.’ And then I’ll read on Blabbermouth the singer of DRAGONFORCE is the guy [they chose to sing for SKID ROW]. And then I’ll text, ‘What the fuck’s up, man? Really? What happened with this?’ [And they would be, like], ‘Oh, no, no, no.’ [And I said] ‘Well, then why [doesn’t] your manager call my manager?’ So then their manager won’t talk to me and they won’t talk to my guy. So what the fuck’s going on? And then there’s gigs booked… We had gigs — we had like a whole tour this summer at all those [festivals like] Rock On The Range. It was all gonna happen, but then it just didn’t happen. You would have to do an interview with those guys [to find out why].
“Another thing is, part of my sense of humor is, like, I’ll say something funny, that I think is funny, that they’ll take not funny. I mean, I could go into more detail, but I don’t know if I should.
“The last contact I had with ’em, they did a gig down in Texas, SKID ROW opening up for [’80s pop star] Tiffany. And I didn’t think it was true, ’cause somebody sent me a poster on Twitter. And I thought it was fake, ’cause it was ’80s night — Tiffany, Flavor Flav and SKID ROW, with the SKID ROW logo on there. I go, ‘This is not true.’ So I sent it to [‘That Metal Show’ co-host] Eddie Trunk. He goes, ‘That’s bullshit.’ So then I did a gig in [New] Jersey and this guy came up backstage. He goes, ‘Yeah, I’m Rachel’s [Bolan, SKID ROW bassist] best friend.’ I go, ‘Dude, please, can you ask him what the fuck is up with this?’ Then the next morning I woke up and it was, like, ‘You’re ripping me apart to my friends.’ And I go, ‘Dude, I’m just fucking asking a question? Is this true, is this not true? I’m not ripping anybody apart.’ I’m, like, ‘Are you guys opening for Tiffany?’ It’s a question that I could maybe ask, being [that] when people see the SKID ROW logo, most of them think I’m gonna be there. So maybe that’s something I could maybe address. That was the last contact I had with ’em. This is all happening at the time of the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion, where I’m jamming onstage with GUNS N’ ROSES. We could probably maybe do a gig with them — maybe. It could have possibly happened. But, again, that would require the completion of a group text, and that’s fucking way too crazy. [Laughs] Like, agreeing on a thread of a text. That’s impossible.”