Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has lost his home in New Jersey as a result of flooding from Hurricane Irene this weekend. The rocker’s Lincroft, NJ house was knocked off its foundation after surging waters from Irene snapped a nearby bridge, which tumbled into the singer’s garage.
The singer’s basement was completely flooded, resulting in the destruction of irreplaceable Skid Row master tapes and live recordings, as well as his extensive collection of Kiss and Skid Row memorabilia. Luckily for Bach, his comic book collection and his father’s artwork were safe on a higher level of his house. Bach plans to salvage what he can from the house before having it destroyed.
“I have been holding on to my house since December, when my divorce papers were filed,” Bach wrote in a message to friends and fans on Facebook. “I just could not let go of the only home I had ever known. Well, God has other plans for me it seems. He has made His decision for me. My home has been taken away by an ‘Act Of God.’ I just think He is giving me a much needed push, is all. New Jersey, thank you all so much for 25 years of rock n’ roll. It’s all over now. I will always love New Jersey but now there is literally nothing left for me here except memories of a past life.”