Sebastian Bach rejects interview for Forbes, insults fans and then apologizes citing fatigue from touring
Most rock artists would love to branch out and be interviewed for a publication with a wide reach, global appeal and that just doesn’t focus on music. Yet, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach apparently does not seem to care in that regard.
Metal Sludge has recently reported about a series of tweets from Bach in the last day or so where the singer declined an interview with freelance journalist Bryan Rolli for Forbes and then insulted a number of fans / followers before apologizing the next day.
The following is an excerpt from the Metal Sludge article:
“Rolli wrote in his tweet: “Hey @sebastianbach, I am a freelance journalist and I’d love to interview you for a Forbes story. What’s the best place to send media inquiries?”
Bach replied with a simple: “Nowhere”
At a glance, according to Rolli’s twitter profile, he’s contributed to the following; Billboard, Forbes, Alternative Press and the Austin Chronicle among others.
Clearly those are respectable outlets and most would be happy to have those listed on their resume.
But obviously Bach didn’t care, didn’t do any research on Mr. Rolli and just reacted with what amounts to a disrespectful answer to a professional’s simple inquiry.
Is it any wonder why the Skid Row band have opted to pass on the reunion?
What followed was even more ridiculous.
Select fans or followers of Bach then opted to join in.
One tweeter replied with: “Wow, a guy asks a simple question, and you give it the “Do you know who I am?” rockstar bullshit, sad indeed.
Bach replies to him with: “Well, why don’t you suck my dick”
Another poster replies, and then a run of juvenile “Ask your Mother” she sucked my dick type tweets from Bach.
This continued with Bach insulting and lashing out at every tweet (person) that seemed to question the childish replies.
The following day Bach tweeted an apology, blaming the long tour as the reason for his actions.
“Sorry for the shitty tweets. When I do 45 cities in a row, sometimes I get tired” — Sebastian Bach
Bach has since deleted all of his tweets, but not before some were screen captured.”
You can read the rest of the article and view some more of the screen shots at Metal Sludge‘s website.
Back in 2014, Bach blocked Sleaze Roxx on Twitter following Sleaze Roxx‘s review of the singer’s last solo album Give ‘Em Hell.
Wikipedia states the following in part about Forbes (with slight edits): “Forbes (/fɔːrbz/) is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law. Its headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Primary competitors in the national business magazine category include Fortune and Bloomberg Businessweek. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), of the world’s top companies (the Forbes Global 2000), and The World’s Billionaires. The motto of Forbes magazine is “The Capitalist Tool”. Its chair and editor-in-chief is Steve Forbes, and its CEO is Mike Federle. In 2014, it was sold to a Hong Kong-based investment group, Integrated Whale Media Investments.”