All of Sebastian Bach’s Friends are Dead

  • Axl Rosenberg

Thanks to Frontiers Records, it’s a good day for hair metal fans: yesterday the label releases new offerings from both Winger and former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, and, amazingly enough, both albums are really good. While Vince and Anso are (rightfully) going gaga over Winger’s Better Days Comin’, I personally can’t stop spinning Bach’s Give ‘Em Hell, which contains twelve of the strongest pop metal tunes you’ll hear in 2014. This is easily Bach’s best solo album to date, but more than that, it’s the best thing he’s been involved with since Skid Row (who have yet to make a decent record with Bach’s replacement, Johnny Solinger). Little wonder: Baz’s songwriting collaborators for Hell include guitar gods John 5 (a.k.a. “the dude who has spent the last fifteen years slumming it with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie”) and Steve Stevens (a.k.a. “the dude who wrote all of Billy Idol’s best songs”), as well as former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan (a.k.a. “the dude who co-wrote ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Civil War’”). You gotta wonder why it took Bach so long to call in these favors, and you gotta be grateful that he finally did.

If you still haven’t listened to any of Give ‘Em Hell, I suggest you remedy that right now by watching the new video for “All My Friends are Dead,” which features McKagan on guitar. It’s not an amazing video or anything, but the song is catchier than flypaper. Listen/watch:

[via USA Today]

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