A SAD DAY FOR SEBASTIAN BACH FANS
With three guest appearances by the reclusive Axl Rose, multiple appearances on MTV’s Celebrity Craptastic Rapathon and TRL and L.A. Ink, and even advertisting on Broadway-themed websites, the former Skid Row front man’s new album, Angel Down, sold a whopping… 6,400 copies in its first week of release. It barely cracked the Billboard 200 chart, landing at number 190. And while, from a certain light, that’s good news – Bach’s last album, 1999’s Bring ‘Em Bach Alive, has only sold a little more than 19,000 copies in eight years – I gotta imagine that Bach is somewhere crying his eyes out, wondering how it all went wrong and how quickly he can make that Skid Row reunion happen.
Worse still: I imagine that somewhere Axl Rose is taking this as a sign that no one cares about him any more, and will use it as an excuse to further tinker with Chinese Democracy. As though he needed one.