Skid Row Won't Even Return a Text From Sebastian Bach
By Andrew Magnotta
June 21, 2018
It's no secret that the members of Skid Row want no part in a reunion with former frontman Sebastian Bach, but you'd think if Bach reached out sincerely to his former bandmates, they would return some kindness.
You'd be wrong — at least according Baz.
In a recent radio interview, Bach says he reached out to his former bandmates at the urging of none other than Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Bach says he and Trujillo talked about the situation at Jerry Cantrell's birthday party. He was reluctant to take Trujillo's advice at first.
"And he goes, 'Sebastian, just text them something nice. Just do it.' He goes, 'Of course it's gonna work,'" Bach recalled. "So, I went home, and I go, 'Okay, Metallica is telling me to do this. I should take Metallica's advice. Okay. I'm gonna do it again.' So I texted 'em, the whole band."
Bach recalled writing a long note to all five members of the band. He said he suggested they collaborate on a 30th anniversary reissue of the band's debut album, collecting bonus material, old photos "every that Rush puts out."
But he got no response.
"I'm not making this up; I'm just telling you," he said. "Five guys! No, nothing. Okay. I guess that's a dumb idea. It's the 30th anniversary of the first album. The fans would probably dig a deluxe package. But stupid old me — what do I know? (Laughs)"
For what it's worth, Skid Row is definitely sick and tired of hearing about Sebastian Bach. The members of the band reiterate in almost every interview they do that the band has continued successfully without Bach for 22 years; they don't want to work with him again.
Bach on the other hand has repeated over the years that he very much wants a reunion with his former band.
"I don't know what to do," he continued. "It's very sad. I understand how the fans feel. I get it. I'm a fan too."
Skid Row has changed frontmen twice in the last three years. Bach discusses his former band at length in his 2016 memoir, 18 and Life on Skid Row.
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