Skid Row Guitarist Says Reunion Attempts with Sebastian Bach Were “Miserable Experience”


It sure was nice for Sebastian Bach to issue an open invitation to his former Skid Row bandmates to join him on his 30th anniversary tour of the band’s eponymous debut album this coming fall, but given all the animosity between the parties over the decades did anyone actually expect them to take him up on it? Except for Rob Affuso, that is, because of course Rob Affuso. He knew full well none of the key members would accept. It struck me more as a power flex than anything on Baz’s part, signaling to the world, “Hey guys, I’m not the problem here, I swear!”

Except that Dave “Snake” Sabo, who already declined the invitation, insists that yes, Baz is absolutely the problem.

In a recent Rolling Stone piece, Baz revealed that there were reunion talks as recently as a year or two ago:

“[We were] close to reuniting maybe two years ago, or a year ago or something like that, but then it didn’t happen. The fact that it didn’t happen obviously makes me somewhat bitter, because life is only getting shorter, as the song says.”

Bassist Rachel Bolan, reached by email, offered the following response:

“I wouldn’t say ‘came close.’ We entertained the idea. Snake and I went as far as talking with agents and promoters about money. But we quickly learned after a few text conversations why we fired him in the first place. Nothing is worth your happiness and peace of mind.”

And then Sabo with the closer:

“It was already a miserable experience and we didn’t even get on the phone.”

In other words, Baz wanted a ton of money. That’s my take. So don’t hold your breath.

Dates for Sebastian Bach’s 30th anniversary tour of Skid Row below:

Aug. 29 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
Aug. 30 – Anderson, S.C. @ William A Floyd Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos Southend
Sept. 2 – Huntsville, Ala. @ Side Tracks Music Hall
Sept. 3 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Phantasy
Sept. 6 – Stafford Springs, Ct. @ Palace Theater
Sept. 7 – Block Island, R.I. @ Ballard’s (afternoon show)
Sept. 9 – Laconia, N.H. @ Granite State Music Hall
Sept. 10 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally’s
Sept. 11 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
Sept. 13 – Harrison, Ohio @ The Blue Note
Sept. 14 – Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
Sept. 15 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
Sept. 18 – Kansasville, Wis. @ 1175
Sept. 19 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
Sept. 20 – Lombard, Ill. @ Brauer House
Sept. 21 – Dubuque, Iowa @ Q Casino
Sept. 22 – Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall
Sept. 25 – New York, N.Y. @ Sony Hall
Sept. 26 – Harrisburg, Pa. @ XL Live
Sept. 27 – Lynchburg, Va. @ Phase 2
Sept. 28 – Waterloo, N.Y. @ The Vine at Del Lago
Sept. 29 – Warrendale, Pa. @ Jergel’s
Oct. 1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
Oct. 3 – Wichita, Kan. @ WAVE
Oct. 5 – Golden, Colo. @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse (Outdoor)
Oct. 6 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 10 – Ramona, Calif. @ Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go (Night 1)
Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go (Night 2)
Oct. 17 – Roswell, N.M. @ Liberty Theater
Oct. 18 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 19 – Waco, Texas @ The Backyard
Oct. 20 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct. 22 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
Oct. 23 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theater
Oct. 24 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ House of Rock
Oct. 25 – Lafayette, La. @ The District
Oct. 26 – Miramar Beach, Fla. @ Village Door Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Miami, Fla. @ KISS Kruise Pre Party @ Double Tree
Oct. 30 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock
Oct. 31 – Savannah, Ga. @ Victory North
Nov. 1 – Ft. Myers, Fla. @ The Ranch
Nov. 2 – Pinellas Park, Fla. @ England Brothers Park

[via Blabbermouth]

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