Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, who has made appearances in such reality-TV shows as “Celebrity Fit Club”, “Gone Country” and “SuperGroup”, tells InForum.com about the appeal of the small screen, “Cash … I like money. I don’t sign up for reality TV shows thinking, ‘Oh, I’m going to make something I’m really proud of that’s gonna last the test of time. It’s like a job. Rock ‘n’ roll lasts forever,” he says. “The music I made in SKID ROWand continue to make now, my fans will continue to listen to long after I’m dead and gone. So it’s like immortality. Reality TV is a form of disposable entertainment.”
Bach, who made his Broadway debut with the title role in “Jekyll Hyde” in April 2000 and also starred in “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”, hasn’t appeared in any other Broadway productions since 2006. Bach tells InForum.com that he turned down a role in the Tony-nominated “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” because, “It just doesn’t have that rock ‘n’ roll feeling to me.” He also turned down a job with the jukebox musical “Rock Of Ages”, a love story told through the music of PAT BENATAR, BON JOVI, JOURNEY, POISON, TWISTED SISTER and other artists from the 1980s. According to Bach, he was asked early on to be in the play, but was disappointed that SKID ROW wouldn’t let the Broadway show use any of its songs.
“I don’t know if I could get excited about singing other people’s songs every night,” Bach says. “If I do Broadway, I don’t want it to be too much rock ‘n’ roll. I want it to be legitimate Broadway.”
Bach appears in the movie version of “Rock Of Ages”, is due out in June. He told VH1 “Classic Rock Nights” about how shooting his scene went.
“I play ‘Rocker Number Four,'” he said. “It’s a stretch, but I have a really cool scene that I’m in with Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Cruise, all in the same scene, talking to them. It was very bizarre. I went up to Tom Cruise on the set and I go, ‘Hey man!’ and he goes, ‘Sebastian, I’ve been following you for a really long time,’ and I’m like, ‘You’re Tom Cruise!'”
Bach previously revealed on Facebook that he and EXTREME‘s Nuno Bettencourt spent all night filming a scene in Miami that features “some nuns, bikers and rockers.”