Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) Recruits Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Blink-182, & Ex-Skid Row Members For Remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) has teamed up with Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and Travis Barker (Blink-182) for a remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty.” The new track is titled “She Gets Me High” and it is expected to be released “soon.” Bach commented on Instagram:

“COMING SOON: ‘She Gets Me High’ by @rundmc @dmcmakescomics @kingdmc with ME on vocals 🎤 @mr.mickmars from #MotleyCrue on Guitar 🎸 @duffmckagan from #GunsNRoses on Bass 🎻 and @travisbarker from @blink182 on the Drums 🥁 the song is a remake of Black Betty by Ram Jam and it kicks complete and total ass in every way!! I CANT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO CRANK THIS UP!!!!! Check out the new article from @spinmag in Stories!!!!”

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”

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Announces Dates For “Slave To The Grind” 30th Anniversary Tour

Sebastian Bach will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full on a fall U.S. tour. Kaleido will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/25 Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago Casino (no Kaleido)
10/01 Grapevine, TX – Glass Cactus
10/03 Cedar Park, TX – Haute Spot
10/05 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/09 San Antonio, TX – Tierra Sagrada Rockfest (no Kaleido)
10/12 Hopewell, VA – Beacon
10/13 Bristol, TN – Paramount Center
10/15 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
10/19 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10/20 Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway Arena
10/22 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/25 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
10/26 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
10/29-11/03 Miami, FL – Kiss Kruise (no Kaleido)
11/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/07 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/10 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/13 Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield
11/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
11/19 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/21 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/27 Denver, CO – Gothic
11/29 Billings, MT – Pub Station-Ballroom
11/30 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
12/02 Suquamish, WA – Clearwater Casino
12/03 Portland, OR – Aladdin
12/06 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
12/11 Blue Lake, CA – Blue Lake Casino
12/16 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
12/17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Sebastian Bach Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Sebastian Bach has officially received the COVID-19 vaccine. He tweeted the following about that:

Sebastian Bach Has Demoed 14 Songs For His Next Album

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) has taken to Instagram to offer an update on his new album. The singer said the following:

“*New Music Update*! Well it’s an exciting day! 2020 was completely miserable & now that all of that is over with, being off the road for a year has allowed us more than enough time to tinker around in studio and somehow here we are it’s 2021 & there are 14 BRAND NEW SONGS to make an album from!! Right here on this demo CD! A stack of these were sent out yesterday to my new record label, management, and producers because it’s time to make a new album now! Thank you so much @john5official @iamorianthi @stevestevens @devin_j_bronson @brentwoodsguitar @bobby_jarzombek @andysanesi @jeremy.colson.315 @kevinchown @realrobbiecrane @aliensatan and everybody that I’m forgetting to mention here 🙏I really appreciate all of your collaborations time to turn this Into the greatest album of all time what do you say! Or at least that is what we will aim for!!”

Sebastian Bach Planning To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” On Fall 2021 Tour

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has revealed that he is planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1991 album “Slave To The Grind” on a fall 2021 tour. He told The Aquarian the following about that:

“I am not doing a damn thing until I get the Covid vaccine. If concerts exist by then, however, my band and I will play the dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s debut that we cancelled when covid happened. Then this fall, I will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of [Skid Row’s] Slave to the Grind across America. My band and I will be playing the album in its entirety. The tour is already booked, [The Aquarian] is the first one I am telling this to. The first time we performed the entire album was at The Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood last year and it was incredible.”

Sebastian Bach, Bret Michaels, Lita Ford, Etc. To Take Part In “’80s Radical Sabbatical” Virtual Festival

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Bret Michaels (Poison), Lita Ford, Kenny Loggins, Grand Master Flash, Ray Parker Jr., and more will be taking part in the upcoming “’80s Radical Sabbatical” virtual festival. That event is set to take place on January 30, 2021 and more information on it can be found HERE.

Sebastian Bach’s Guitarist Brent Woods Has Been Diagnosed With Leukemia

Brent Woods, who plays guitar in Sebastian Bach’s solo band, has sadly been diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia (HCL). The musician is currently undergoing chemotherapy for the rare disease.

Woods issued the following statement:

“This is NOT a sympathy post but more of an awareness post. I haven’t told many people about this but the word has spread a bit and I’m getting a lot of concerned messages. I don’t post much but felt this is the easiest way to respond to everyone.

Yes, I was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called HCL. Approximately 1,200 people are diagnosed every year, it’s not hereditary and experts say they don’t know how one gets it.

I start chemotherapy treatment today.

I want everyone that reads this post to please go get your bloodwork done. I had NO idea I had this until I did. I had NO symptoms whatsoever. In fact , the only reason I got my bloodwork done was because I went to get a covid antibody test in May and my Dr. said ‘It’s been a while since we’ve seen all your bloodwork, so while you’re here let’s do it all’. I did and it showed a lot of my levels were alarmingly low. After months of testing, treatments and bone marrow biopsies with my hematologist, I was diagnosed with leukemia.

I’m fortunate to have great medical insurance and I know some of you don’t have insurance at all but it doesn’t cost much to get your bloodwork done. It could possibly not only save your life but save you a lot of money in the long run.

GO GET YOUR BLOODWORK DONE!!! ❤️

As for me, I’m going to kick the shit out of this thing!!!

I refuse not to!!!”

[via Blabbermouth]