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Skid Row Bassist Says They Won't Play with Sebastian Bach Again

In an in-depth interview Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan said the following:

What initially prompted the band to begin playing again?

Rachel: "We missed our fans. We kept getting a lot of e-mails about how people wish we would get back together so they could see us. But we knew when we got back together, we knew we were gonna get a new singer because we had already parted ways with Sebastian [Bach]. We didn't wanna go through that again because it was a marriage that just didn't work and that's all there is to it, ya know? It was a love of the music and a love of playing live. We wanted to create more music as SKID ROW."

At what point did you realize things really weren't working out with Sebastian? Was there a clear defining moment?

Rachel: "For me, it was probably after the first record at some point...once we started to get really popular. We went in to do 'Slave to the Grind' and it came out good and all that, but I think it was in the midst of that tour that the tension really began. We went into it as a band and all of a sudden it became a band and a front guy. If someone brings stuff to the table, that's one thing... if they can back up what they say. But if someone tries to take credit for something they didn't do... that's kinda weird. I would never do that and neither would any of the other guys. But you know what I always say...there's always plenty of rock 'n' roll to go around. He's out doin' his thing and we're doin' our thing and we're happier this way."

So there's absolutely no chance there will ever be a reunion with Sebastian?

Rachel: "No. There's no point in doin' it, ya know? We're happy doin' what we do. We're not gonna jeopardize what we've got goin' on now just so people can say they saw the SKID ROW reunion. It's just not worth it to us. Nostalgia is cool, ya know? We've got our core fan base from back in the day, but we've got new fans too. It's just one of those things where we've moved on. To look back or to go back would be just ridiculous."

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. efleming writes:

Boy, how annoying. Whoever transcribed this interview needs to be smacked upside the head. I've never read so many, "doin', goin', gonna, wanna, kinda." You don't need to write down every word verbatim, ya know?

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2. RJ45 writes:

sad, but i dont blame them

# Oct 6, 2006 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Scorched_Earth writes:

Pretty typical-fame destroys-power drives people nuts. That was actually a great sounding record-tho' I'm not a fan.

# Oct 6, 2006 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. joking gnomes writes:

+++efleming...if the "ya know" part was a joke,that is funny, if it wasn't then it is hilarious!

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. "reborn" writes:

common people, honestly!
Does any one actually give a sh** about this washed up 80s band.
f*** THESE 80S HAIR BANDS!!!!!!

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

skid row was NOT a hair band.

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. "reborn" writes:

Bullsh** they werent, them, motley crew, warrent, poison they were all lame a$$ hair bands!

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

SkidRow was not a hair band perse although they came from that era.Their sound was way grittier than anything that came out of the L.A. scene with the exception of GnR.

If it were not for Sebation's antic's they'd probably servived alot longer.I met the guy ounce.He was O.K. but like any other front man his behavior was a little over the top.The problem is he does not seem to know how or when to turn it off.

It's difficult to be around somebody that's on 11 all the time.Hence Evan Seinfeld b**** slapping him on SUPER GROUP.

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. godlike writes:

That was a classic TV moment there...Although I think the NUGE should have slapped him around during the whole "Savage Animal" tantrum.....
After seeing all the episodes of Supergroup I found myself losing ALOT of respect for Sebastian Bach...He got to the point of being quite annoying.... I cant beleive they all didnt take turns slapping him around....
TED NUGENT for president...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*the aforementioned comments are only the opinions of the writer...

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

Dude I thought the "SAVAGE ANIMAL" incident would get him sh** canned off the project.I mean seriously when they unanimously shot him down he whent from yelling to whinneing in just under 10 second's......PATHETIC !!!!!!!

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. godlike writes:

as I said...I used to like Sebastian...but after watching that show I cant even listen to Skid Row without thinkin of what an idiot he acted like.....
I cant imagine what these poor guys in Skid Row must have went through...damn I actually feel sorry for them.. He is a great singer, but I dont think I could handle being around him for too long...

# Oct 7, 2006 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. AAronDavidRocks writes:

Skid Row was NOT a "hairband", they toured with Pantera!!! Do you think that Pantera would've toured with Poison or Warrant? Skid Row was way heavier than most of the big money metal bands of the late 80's.

# Oct 25, 2006 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

Sorry, Skid Row was a hair metal band. They did lame "power ballads" and all. And Pantera's first 3 albums were hair metal, for the uninitiated.

# Oct 25, 2006 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

I realize their's allway's gonna be a killjoy.But why'd it have to be you DB.(I thought we was peoples.)In any event they were still heavier than most of what was comeing out at the time.(poison,warrant,faster p***y cat etc.)I'd take them over the majority hand's down.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. godlike writes:

Slave to the Grind kicked A$$... but have any of you listened to the new Skid Row..? It actually kinda sucks... I dont think the new singer has half the vocal talent of Sebastian Bach...although I admit (after watching Supergroup) that he is an idiot, but the man has an incredible "metal" voice...
No matter what "genre"of metal..?
And just for the record, lets get the story straight...those "power ballads" may have been lame, but they got ALOT of guys laid...!!!!!! I dont know about all you other guys ... They worked for me..!!!!

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BLACKDOG writes:

I remember you was depressing.....

On the other hand he is a great talent.Like I saide he just can't seem to turn his over the topidness off.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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