After years of bitterness between the camps, Sebastian Bach surprised many fans this spring when he said he would reunite with Skid Row.
"Four out of five [members of the classic Skid Row lineup] want to do it. Believe it or not, I am one of the four who would do it," tweeted Bach in response to a fan question about the situation.
That news came on the heels of comments made by Bach confirming music industry interest in such a reunion.
"We [Skid Row] got offered a couple of reunion shows,” Sebastian told the Boise Music Examiner. “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."
Now, in a new interview, current Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger speaks out on the subject.
“I've never said anything bad publicly about the guy, because I don't care, it's my band to sing in now and has been for thirteen years,” Solinger tells John Parks at Legendary Rock Interviews. “First of all, when he comes out and says stuff like that it's all crap. It is, just like ‘four out of five dentists approve’ is crap. He's been wanting back in the band since I joined but there's not much he can say about it and not much I care to say about it. His statement that four out of the five guys are wanting a reunion with him was just his way of getting a little attention, and we don't really care either way about it because it's not going to happen. I'm not saying that to be bad to the dude, because I've never been that kind of guy to slag him or anything he does. In fact, I totally understand the old Skid Row fans that abandoned us when I joined; that's fine, I get it. I totally love the fans that stayed on and enjoyed me with the band, of course (laughs) and I totally love the old Skid Row fans that have come back into the fold. I just appreciate all of the fans, old and new, because they're all Skid Row fans. It's all about the songs and the creativity and I love that about this band and their fans because they get it.”
“The thing that blows my mind about all these guys is that they're all still friends,” Johnny continued. “I mean, we play shows with other bands where the guys in the band can't even stand to be in the same room at the same time and it shows when they're onstage. My guys, to their credit, are all very cool. They hang together, they talk to each other and are genuinely close which isn't always as common as you'd think and is really something that makes it a pleasure to be in this band. There's not a druggie in the band, there's not an asshole in the band, all these different personal issues that can get in the way of making music are not an issue for us anymore, which is why it's so funny when those reunion rumors pop up, because it's just not gonna happen. All the true-blue fans know that by now, though.”
Read more with Johnny Solinger at Legendary Rock Interviews here.
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