Sebastian Bach Finds It “Hard To Wake up With Headlines Saying Skid Row Singer Dies and Some Are Using My Picture”
Former Skid Row singer and bastion of sensitivity Sebastian Bach has offered his condolences to the family of Johnny Solinger… sort of.
What actually happened is this:
Singer Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey, etc.) took to social media to mourn the passing of Solinger, who died from live failure this past weekend at the age of 55…
“Rest in peace Johnny Solinger, the singer that held the 16 year tenure as the ‘new guy’ who replaced Sebastian Bach in Skid Row. He held his head up high and owned the position until he departed, condolences to his fans, friends and family…”
…to which Baz replied:
“Very sad when someone dies my condolences to his family and friends. He actually replaced Sean McCabe in Skid Row not me. Hard to wake up with headlines saying Skid Row singer dies and some are using my picture. I was kicked out of the band in 1996 and they then hired Sean McCabe.”
I mean… wow. There’s some shit to unpack here.
For one thing, it’s dickish to say “Very sad when someone dies” and then never mention Solinger by name. It’s like he’s at a funeral going, “It’s sad when anyone dies.” Like, yeah. But that’s not what we’re talking about right now, dude.
For another thing, technically speaking, Sean McCabe was never in Skid Row (as Sean McCabe himself has since pointed out). He sang for Ozone Monday, the band three-fifths of Skid Row (bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Scotti Hill and Dave “Snake” Sabo) launched after breaking up in the mid-90s. Yes, eventually, they hired Solinger and went back to being Skid Row. But saying McCabe sang for Skid Row is like saying Chris Cornell sang for Rage Against the Machine or Scott Weiland sang for Guns N’ Roses. It’s not really what happened.
And finally, like… way to make another man’s death all about you, bruh. I’m kinda shocked you’re even able to lift your arms to tweet with that gigantic chip on your shoulder. Why not just get the word “INSECURE” tattooed on your forehead? Don’t worry. I’m sure plenty of people will post tributes to you when die. There’s is absolutely no reason for this passive-aggressive reminder of your position in Skid Row history.
This is the second time this month Bach has needlessly gone out of his way to look like a putz on Twitter: a couple of weeks ago, he got into a protracted fight with a fan over the band’s songwriting credits. Somebody please get this man a jigsaw puzzle or something, he has way too much free time on his hands.