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Sebastian Bach Says Skid Row Reunion “Should” Happen “For the Fans”

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Sebastian Bach continues to push for a reunion with the classic Skid Row lineup some 25 years after he was fired for the band, reminding fans in a new interview that “we’re not getting any younger” and saying “there’s no reason not to.”

The “reason not to,” of course, has typically been disinterest from the other members of the band’s classic lineup, who have toured as Skid Row with three different singers since 1999. Perhaps the most transparent comment on official reunion talks came from guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo, who in 2019 said, “It was already a miserable experience and we didn’t even get on the phone.” Yikes! Bassist Rachel Bolan was ever so slightly more measured about it, saying, “We quickly learned after a few text conversations why we fired him in the first place.” Also yikes! All this after Baz posted an open invitation for any members of the band’s classic lineup to join him on his 30th anniversary celebration solo tour of the band’s 1989 self-titled album (only drummer Rob Affuso, who hasn’t played in the band since 1996 either, took him up on it).

Now, speaking to Florida radio station 98.7 The Gater, Bach responded to a question about an eventual Skid Row reunion by saying:

“Well, there’s no reason not to — there’s none. When those guys try to say, ‘He’s difficult to work with,’ let me just say this one more time. We have not been in the same room together since the year 1996. Shut the eff up about you thinking you know what I’m like. You don’t know anything about what I’m like. And the ‘Gilmore Girls’ think I’m okay to work with; Broadway thinks I’m okay to work with; the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ think I’m okay; Guns N’ Roses think I’m pretty cool. We’re not getting any younger.”

Sebastian continued, saying a Skid Row reunion “should” happen “for the fans. And we are absolutely running out of bands — bands that can play in sheds. The fact that we are all still alive and we are all in our 50s — some closer to 60 than others — but that, to me, is selfish that we’re not together. I can play with anyone. I do play with everyone [laughs] — except for them.”

I’d say don’t count on it, except I’ve learned over the years that money heals all wounds and band disagreements (see: Guns N’ Roses, Faith No More, System of a Down, etc.). I’m sure Skid Row are offered ridiculous money on the regular to reunite for festival headline slots, and those numbers will only creep ever higher over time. Combine that with the fact that, yeah, they’re not getting any younger… and I’d say it’s only a matter of when, not if.

You can watch/listen to the full interview below.

Bach will take his solo band on the road this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Slave to the Grand by playing it in full every night. Dates:

Sep. 25 – Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago Casino* [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Grapevine, TX – Glass Cactus [tickets]
Oct. 03 – Cedar Park, TX – Haute Spot [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
Oct. 07 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live [tickets]
Oct. 09 – San Antonio, TX – Tierra Sagrada Rockfest* [tickets]
Oct. 12 – Hopewell, VA – Beacon [tickets]
Oct. 13 – Bristol, TN – Paramount Center [tickets]
Oct. 15 – New York, NY – Sony Hall [tickets]
Oct. 16 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage [tickets]
Oct. 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony [tickets]
Oct. 19 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place [tickets]
Oct. 20 – Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway Arena [tickets]
Oct. 22 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live [tickets]
Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts [tickets]
Oct. 25 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 [tickets]
Oct. 26 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre [tickets]
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 – Miami, FL – Kiss Kruise* [tickets]
Nov. 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room [tickets]
Nov. 07 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live [tickets]
Nov. 09 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse [tickets]
Nov. 10 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl [tickets]
Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom [tickets]
Nov. 13 – Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield [tickets]
Nov. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts [tickets]
Nov. 17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection [tickets]
Nov. 18 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde [tickets]
Nov. 19 – Detroit, MI – Harpos [tickets]
Nov. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre [tickets]
Nov. 27 – Denver, CO – Gothic [tickets]
Nov. 29 – Billings, MT – Pub Station-Ballroom [tickets]
Nov. 30 – Great Falls, MT – The Newberry [tickets]
Dec. 02 – Suquamish, WA – Clearwater Casino [tickets]
Dec. 03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin [tickets]
Dec. 06 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall [tickets]
Dec. 11 – Blue Lake, CA – Blue Lake Casino [tickets]
Dec. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda [tickets]
Dec. 17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues [tickets]

[via Blabbermouth]

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