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Sebastian Bach Says He Was Asked to Join Mötley Crüe

  • Axl Rosenberg

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It’s fun to think of the “what ifs” of metal history, isn’t it? What if Kiss had accepted Eddie Van Halen when he asked to join the band after David Lee Roth quit Van Halen in 1985? What if Poison had hired Slash when he auditioned for them instead of C.C. DeVille? What if Tracii Guns had never quit Guns N’ Roses? What if… Sebastian Bach had joined Mötley Crüe? Huh???

Whoa. It’s possible that Bach is, uh, mis-remembering things — it’s kind of bizarre that this revelation didn’t come to light for twenty-one years — but it obviously makes sense in a lot of ways. And, come to think of it, Bach’s vocals would have sounded killer over the music the band wrote for the self-titled album they eventually recorded with John Corabi. Would the world have been more accepting of Bach — or another already-famous vocalist — than they were of Corabi? Or would all the parties involved have ended up in exactly the same place they are now?

While we ponder these oh-so-important questions, here’s a video of Skid Row, Mötley Crüe and Jason Bonham covering Led Zep’s “Rock N’ Roll” in Moscow in 1989. The amount of fun they’re clearly having is so infectious that I don’t even feel the need say anything facetious here.

[via Classic Rock]

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