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!!!!”

Tesla, Skid Row, Tom Keifer, Etc. Set For 2022 M3 Rock Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s M3 Rock Festival. The event will take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 6-8 and it will feature the following:

May 6: Kix, Lizzy Borden, Doro, and Count’s 77 (VIP only event).

May 7: Tom Keifer, Extreme, Blue Öyster Cult, Stephen Pearcy, Tony Harnell, Heaven’s Edge, Vain, and Lillian Axe.

May 8: Tesla, Skid Row, Stryper, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zebra, XYZ, Quireboys, Leatherwolf, and Burning Witches.

Skid Row To Replace Queensrÿche As Supporting Act For Scorpions’ Las Vegas Residency

Queensrÿche will no longer be supporting Scorpions during their upcoming Las Vegas residency. Skid Row will now be taking their place. Here’s the dates:

03/26 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
03/30 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/01 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/03 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/07 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/12 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/14 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/16 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater

Skid Row Team Up With Dead Sled Coffee For “Slave To The Grind” Blend

Skid Row have joined forces with Dead Sled Coffee to create a special “Slave To The Grind” blend. Pre-orders for the coffee can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the coffee:

“The Officially Licensed Skid Row Slave to the Grind coffee is a perfect blend of beans from both Costa Rica and Brazil. The blend of high-quality coffee is a rich and bold French roast that creates a smooth sipping coffee without the bitter aftertaste.”

Diana Whittles, founder, co-owner, and CEO at Dead Sled Coffee commented:

“Here at Dead Sled Coffee, we’re known for creating distinguished coffee for the exceptional and unconventional. This time around we are blending our passion for music into our new coffee line, ‘Slave To The Grind’, a partnership with rock legends SKID ROW.

The first time I heard Skid Row, I thought, ‘These guys are amazing.’ Each song felt like a fist-in-the-air rock and roll battle cry. They quickly became part of my heavy rotation, and with every mixtape, I made there were at least two or three of their songs that got rewound and listened to multiple times in a row.

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome the powerhouse that is Skid Row to the Dead Sled Coffee family. I am excited to be working with a band that I have so much love and respect for, and who set the soundtrack to a huge portion of my teen years. My inner 15-year-old is completely freaking out.”

New Skid Row Box Set “The Atlantic Years 1989-1996” To Be Released In December

A new limited edition Skid Row box set, titled “The Atlantic Years 1989-1996,” is set to be released on December 3. The effort, which can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl, will feature: “Skid Row,” “Slave To The Grind,” “B-Side Ourselves,” “Subhuman Race,” and “Subhuman Beings On Tour!!.”

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]

Skid Row Tentatively Planning To Release New Album In Spring 2022

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Jackyl, Etc. Set For Inaugural RokIsland Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural RokIsland Fest. The event will take place in Key West, Florida on January 14-17, 2022 and it will feature the following:

January 14: Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Winger, Firehouse, and Steelheart.

January 15: Loverboy, Skid Row, Warrant, Bulletboys, and Enuff Z’Nuff.

January 16: Dee Snider, Dokken/Lynch Reunion, Slaughter, Last In Line, and Faster Pussycat.

January 17: Jackyl, Lita Ford, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, and Bango Tango.

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

Johnny Solinger (Ex-Skid Row) Passes Away

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”