Sebastian Bach can’t divulge it yet but expects to have “really good opportunity” for next solo album
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach was recently interviewed by The Cornwall Seeker and spoke about his fourth solo album, which is in the works.
Bach stated: “I’m on the road doing a hundred cities before Christmas. I’m totally booked doing concerts, and I think that’s because the live concert experience is the one thing you can’t get on the internet. It’s a thing where you go out with your friends, having a good night out, sing your songs that you love, and get to see a show. I’ve been doing it all my life. I am working on a new record, but I can’t make the record while I’m on tour. Make up your mind, do you want a record or a show? I can’t do both. I am working on a new record with guitarist John 5, and Steve Stevens from Billy Idol has a song on there. We are working hard on it, and I can tell you I have exciting business developing on the record front. It looks like I’ll have the best shot of having a big record as a solo performer with what’s happening behind the scenes. I can’t tell you exactly what it is yet, but the next record, I’m going to have a really good opportunity.”
In terms of how he ended writing his autobiography 18 and Life on Skid Row, Bach advised: “As far as humour goes, I’m a very big fan. I’m a collector of SCTV, and anyone from Canada knows what that is. Growing up in Peterborough and Toronto I worshipped SCTV. I watched it religiously every chance that I got in my life, it’s my favorite show. So, I have a lot of SCTV humour in me. As far as the book goes, all I tried to do was make something that was entertaining to read. My method for writing the book, once I figured out how to do it. How do you do it, do you sit down with pen and paper and write 450 pages? That’s crazy; there must be an easier way to do it. My wife Suzanne got me a Macbook laptop. The speech to text dictation is so advanced now; I figured out the best way for me to do it. I tell a story into my laptop and have it be text. Then I would go back and torture myself to make that text entertaining to read. The highlight of the book is when I go to see KISS as a little kid in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens with my mom and dad, and when I read that part, it gets me so emotional that I cry when I read it. When I experience that level of emotion, I know I’m done. If I feel that strong reading something, I know I’m on to something good. I spent four years writing it.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Sebastian Bach at The Cornwall Seeker.