Bach gets no response from ex-Skid Row bandmates for 30th year anniversary release of debut album
Tough times for former Skid Row lead vocalist Sebastian Bach and Skid Row fans in general as the singer was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station and told about how his idea for a 30th year anniversary release of Skid Row‘s debut self-titled album was met with silence from his ex-Skid Row bandmates.
Bach stated as follows (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits): “I was at Jerry Cantrell‘s [Alice in Chains guitarist] birthday party, and Robert Trujillo was there, the bass player for Metallica,” he said. “And he just came to me — he goes, ‘Why aren’t you guys together?’ I go, ‘Oh, this and this and this.’ And he looks at me, like… He goes, ‘You know people would really dig that, right?’ I go, ‘Yeah, I know.’ And he goes, ‘Why don’t you just text them something nice?’ This is from Metallica, right? I go, ‘Dude, I tried that. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t do anything.’ And he goes, ‘Sebastian, just text them something nice. Just do it.’ He goes, ‘Of course it’s gonna work.’ 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. I go, ‘Hey, guys, January of 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the ‘Skid Row’ record coming out. I think we should maybe put out a re-release with bonus material and ‘Oh Say Can You Scream’ Blu-ray and posters and passes’ — everything that Rush puts out that I go buy and everything that every other band puts out… Allman Brothers. I collect this stuff. I go, ‘Let’s do a 30th-anniversary [re-release]. Hope you all are well. Look forward to hearing [from] you.’ And I sent that, and I got no response. I’m not making this up; I’m just telling you. 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]”
Skid Row‘s debut self-titled album landed tied for #4 on the Top 12 Albums that have stayed with Sleaze Roxx Readers two years ago behind only Mötley Crüe‘s Shout At The Devil, Guns N’ Roses‘ Appetite For Destruction and Ratt‘s Out Of The Cellar (and tied with Mötley Crüe‘s Dr. Feelgood).
Back in November 2017 in an interview on the Trunk Nation show on SiriusXM channel Volume, Skid Row guitarist Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo estimated the chances of a Skid Row reunion with Bach as “slim to none but I never say never.”