Meltdown

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Sebastian Bach of Kings Of Chaos performs on stage during 2013 STONE Music Festival at ANZ Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Sebastian Bach is my latest guest on Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown. He’s dropping a new album, in his words, sooner than you think. “It’s coming very, very soon.” He talks about the first single “What Have I Got To Lose?” which you can see below. That song is co-written with Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge/Slash. He talked about joining up with him.

Detroit’s own John 5 is also on the album, along with others. He reminded me that this is the third album he’s collaborated with 5.

He also spoke to the fact that he wouldn’t mind getting back with the original members of Skid Row. “Us five musicians haven’t been in the same room together since 1996, and I barley remember the year 1996.” He went on to say that he’s over whatever happened in 1996. “I’m over it.” He talked more about that, including the fact that he owns all sorts of demos and unreleased tracks from the early days of the band.

Sebastian also talked about the Skid Row tour with a very young Soundgarden on the Slave To The Grind tour. When asked if he could see that band blow up like they did, he talked about the darker vibe of the grunge movement at the time. “I come from a time where rock and roll was nothing but fun.” He elaborated “I didn’t get into rock and roll to be depressed. I got into rock and roll to escape depression.” He spoke of hanging with Chris Cornell after the shows and the ultimate demise of the legendary singer.

We had to talk about KISS. He’s a huge fan and told me the story of seeing the final show in New York. He also spoke highly of the KISS reunion show at Tiger Stadium in 1996. He called the show the “biggest rush” when they came on the stage that night. A moment he said he’d never forget. “Probably the most exciting concert moment of my life.”

Rob DeLuca from Spread Eagle playing with Sebastian for many years. He gave me some fun tour stories to ask him about. Those are crazy. Thanks, Rob!

Check out the completer interview below.

  • Sebastian Bach - "what have i got to lose?"

    Here’s the latest video from Sabastian Bach. It features his wife, comedian Craig Gas, and the band. This video checks a lot of Rock boxes!

  • KISS - Tiger Stadium Detroit 1996

    Sebastian was at this concert. KISS had just reformed and opened their tour in Detroit. As he told me in the interview ” Probably the most exciting concert moment of my life.” Check it out for yourself below.

  • sebastian bach on the masked singer

    I’ll admit, I’ve never watched this show and I don’t even really know how it works. That being said, he kills this Elton John song. It’s impressive.

  • 18 and life

    Here’s a live clip from a couple of years ago. Sebastian mentioned rejoining the band during our interview, which is below this clip. Enjoy!

  • sebastian Bach on talkin' rock with meltdown

    Here’s the full audio interview. A big Thank You to Bas for taking the time!

    Sebastian Bach On New Music, Skid Row, And LOTS More

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