It’s been about 16 years since Sebastian Bach parted ways with Skid Row, and both sides have made it clear that there’s no love lost between them. But could the singer/ #1 fan of Metal Insider be heading back to Skid Row once again? Well…not exactly…as Bach has received an offer from guitarist Brendan “Brush” Shiels to join the original Skid Row.
First, a little history lesson: way before Bach and crew broke big with “Youth Gone Wild” and their self-titled album, there was an Irish blues-rock band named Skid Row. Predominantly in the 60s and 70s, the original Skid Row was known for being Phil Lynott and Gary Moore’s (both of Thin Lizzy fame) first group. In 1987, years after the band disbanded, Moore supposedly sold the name to Atlantic Records for $35,000, though Shiels has since claimed the story is untrue.
Now Shiels is planning to record a new album under the Skid Row moniker once again, and has posted a video of himself offering Bach the vocalist position in the band. In the clip, Shiels asks Bach if he would sing and record in his new version of the band, even offering him 50/50 on the material. He also proposes that the two meet in New York City this Saturday (January 28) when the Irish guitarist is in town.
As of now, Bach has yet to respond to Shiels’ proposition. But just imagining Bach joining Shiels’ version of the band makes us crack up. Mainly because we can just envision all of the confused Skid Row fans (of the American version) expecting to see Bach with his own Tracii Guns-like version of the band instead seeing him sing Irish blues-rock. Actually, the more we think about it, we really hope Bach accepts Shiels’ offer. Plus, it’ll still possibly be the closet you’ll ever get to seeing “Skid Row featuring Sebastian Bach” on a tour poster again any time soon.
The ball is in your court now, Bach. You can watch Shiel’s proposal in the video above.