Monday, June 18, 2012

Sebastian Bach: Skid Row refused use of band’s biggest hit in Rock Of Ages

The Broadway play-turned-movie Rock Of Ages opened this past weekend with disappointing results.

The Tom Cruise flick landed in 3rd place at the box office with sales of just $15.1 million, placing it behind "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" ($35.5 million) and "Prometheus" ($20.2 million).

Rock Of Ages is billed as a love story told through the music of Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister and other artists from the 1980s.

One of the songs music fans won’t hear in the movie is Skid Row’s hit, “I Remember You.”

Former Skid Row man Sebastian Bach, currently on tour promoting his latest effort, “Kicking & Screaming,” fills Cristina Massei of Sonic Shocks in on the story.

"The fact is Snake [Dave Sabo, Skid Row guitarist] and Rachel [Bolan, Skid Row bassist], who have co-writing credits for 'I Remember You', refused to allow it to be in the movie," explains Bach. "[The producers of 'Rock Of Ages'] wanted 'I Remember You' [to be] in the play and the movie, but Snake and Rachel don't like money. [Laughs] They have an aversion to cash. They'd rather not have cash. I don't know why — you can interview them about that — but that is the truth of the matter. The play wanted the [song] and they [Skid Row members] didn't want it in the movie — because money is bad."

The track was the third single from Skid Row's 1989 eponymous debut album; it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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