Sebastian Bach reveals cover of upcoming memoir
The cover is apparently an outake from Bach’s 1991 Rolling Stone magazine cover shoot.
Speaking to Billboard back on Auguat 23, 2012, Bach stated (with slight edits): “Oh, my story is insanely insane.” “I think I could do a hell of a book. I could make (Motley Crue‘s) ‘The Dirt’ look clean if I wanted to. Or it could also be a photo book of all the early Skid Row pictures that chicks from the Internet cannot get enough of, the pinups and stuff. Every time I put one of those on my web site, the Internet shuts down. I’d want to write it by myself; I look at Duff McKagan‘s book, Dee Snider‘s — they wrote those by themselves and they’re amazing book[s]. The main thing is it has to blow me away before I release it. It has to give me goose bumps or I won’t put it out.”
Amazon describes 18 And Life On Skid Row as follows: “18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild, & 18 & Life, and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show The Gilmore Girls.
In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 And Life On Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.”