Many a hair metal fan got pretty excited a few weeks back when Sebastian Bach, while promoting his new book 18 and Life on Skid Row, said that his and Skid Row’s management had been talking about a potential reunion. While it’s been 20 years since Bach sang for Skid Row, the band were at the height of their fame when he was in the band, with their self-titled album and Slave to the Grind reaching multi platinum status. Given the band’s realtionship, when he told Eddie Trunk that there was a potential for a reunion, he sounded kind of measured about it, and when speaking to Vanyaland, he shot down the reunion rumors.
All I can say is in recent days, when I said before that the managers [of Bach and Skid Row] “are talking,” I have to say now that the managers “were talking” [laughs]. I’m sorry! I’m sorry! Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah. It’s kind of actually… I don’t know really why, but it’s taken a turn in the other direction unfortunately. You can bust the bad news to everybody. I’m really so busy, that it’s beyond comprehension. I would love to do that, but if it doesn’t happen, I’ve got a lot of other things on my plate to tackle. So whatever happens, happens, but it’s not even up to me whatsoever at all — it has nothing to do with me — it’s just me [laughs].
It’s not like Bach really needs the money, as his book is doing well, and he’s still acting. That being said, neither Bach’s solo career or (especially) Skid Row’s career have come close to matching the popularity of Skid Row when the two were together. Elsewhere in the interview, Bach says that he’s already in talks for a second book, so at least we’ve got something else to look forward to from the sing.