Rob Hanson of Leader-Telegram recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Leader-Telegram: After a decade working with SKID ROW, what’s it been like in the past decade writing all your own stuff?
Bach: It’s easier … because I don’t have to have a meeting with everybody about the color of the T-shirts or what the bag tags are going to look like. If it’s my solo band, I get to make all the decisions. In SKID ROW, that’s the only reason we broke up, because we’re all very headstrong. But I do the same thing I did onstage with those guys. That’s what I do. I don’t change what I do depending on who I’m playing with. I’m myself. I don’t know what else to be.
Leader-Telegram: I read recently in Rolling Stone you would be open to the idea of a SKID ROW reunion for the fans, but your former bandmates aren’t quite on board. What’s the deal with that?
Bach: Well, you would have to ask them why they’re happy … you know … doing what they’re doing with the name of the band. But we were offered some big shows that they didn’t want to do. So, all I can do is if somebody offers me something either say “yes” or “no.” It’s very easy for me to walk on a stage singing my own songs, so for the fans I would do that. But there’s no update.
Leader-Telegram: So what’s in the future here for you? Are you planning another record or do some more TV?
Bach: I really need to take care of things in my personal life. I lost my home in a hurricane (Irene) and I’ve been living out of a suitcase ever since then pretty much and I’m really sick of that. So I really need to do some stuff. Like, I don’t have a recording studio anymore, which I had in my house where I made all of my last albums. So that really messes me up. My record label wants another record right away, but it’s going to take a while for me to have 13 more songs that I want to put my name on. It’s not an easy thing or a quick thing.
Read the entire interview from Leader-Telegram.