Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach told Billboard.comin a recent interview that he was approached to write a memoir, which he predicted could “make the dirt look clean.”
The Billboard.com writer, Gary Graff, took Sebastian‘s comment to mean that the singer’s autobiography would top MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, something Bach now insists he never said or even implied.
In a new post on his Facebook page, Bach writes, “Why does the press always put words in my mouth? You would think I would know better by now.
“Someone asked me about my book and my answer was exactly this: ‘I could make the dirt look clean if I wanted to.’ Now every single thing I read about my book says, ‘Sebastian says his book will surpass MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s ‘The Dirt’. Only thing is… I never said that. I don’t even know what kind of book it will be yet.
“My book has nothing to do with MÖTLEY CRÜE! I love the CRÜE, but I have not decided if I want my book to be full-on burrito-fucking madness, or something different.
“I have never used the words ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE‘ when talking about my book, until this very post.
“Thank you, I feel much better.”
During the Billboard.com interview, Bach stated about the prospect of writing his memoir, “It seems like such an overwhelming project, so don’t hold your breath for it. He added, “It has to blow me away before I release it. I want to write it by myself; I look at Duff McKagan‘s [VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES] book, Dee Snider‘s [TWISTED SISTER] book, they wrote them by themselves and they’re amazing books. So I might try, but if it doesn’t put goosebumps on my arm, I won’t put it out.”
Bach told the QMI Agency last year that his memoir would likely be a collaboration with Larry Sloman, the same man who helped pen “Scar Tissue”, the autobiography of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS singer Anthony Kiedis.
“‘Scar Tissue’ had a lot to do with Anthony Kiedis‘s relationship with his dad, and I had a very ‘strong’ relationship with my dad,” Sebastian said. “[My dad] was a famous painter in Canada, he owned Art Space in Peterborough in the ’70s and we came from California, and we were like freaks in Peterborough. The Peterborough Examiner — all the articles about when my dad first got there, it was like, ‘The hippies are coming to town!’ I swear.”