Sebastian Bach had some fun recently when he posted an April Fools’ gag suggesting that he was reuniting with his old band.
Here’s the post:
“Wow, i have been waiting a long time to make this announcement. It looks like the stars have finally aligned! It is amazing to me to say that ... Yes... Talks are underway for the reunion tour of all reunion tours!! I am happy to announce I am negotiating details with my old band & we are gonna get the band back together for an epic tour of sheds, arenas, casinos & marinas that will span the globe! We are going to start immediately on our new CD "Rock Sucker" that is guaranteed to be Eddie Trunks wet dream come true & we are all getting along famously! Or infamously, as the (hard) case may be! More details to come, watch this space!!”
Bach later confessed to the prank - which was picked up as a real item by FOX News – and added, “where there is smoke, there is fire. Kinda sorta.”
Now, in a new interview with the Boise Music Examiner, Sebastian, who says he “never mentioned Skid Row” in his post, elaborates on the situation.
"Where there's smoke there's fire — what I meant by that was that we [Skid Row] got offered a couple of reunion shows,” says the singer. “A lot of the time people say, ‘How come you aren't together?' and I've never been offered any reunion with those guys until this year. There was a couple of offers for this Knebworth gig in England. Sonisphere… And they actually printed up a poster, 'KISS with special guests Skid Row,' and that was actually a real thing, but those guys [the current members of Skid Row] did not want to do it."
Bach either left Skid Row, or was fired – depending on who’s telling the story – in 1996 after a disagreement with band members on whether or not the band should open for KISS; Bach felt they should while the others disagreed. Four years later, irony had its way when the band - without Bach – opened for KISS on their (ahem) “Farewell” tour in 2000.
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