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Sebastian Bach on a Skid Row Reunion: ‘I Would Do It for the Fans’

Bach left the group in 1996, and they have carried on with a replacement singer

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Sebastian Bach performs on stage during the Download Festival at Donington Park in Castle Donington, United Kingdom on June 10, 2012.

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In a letter briefly posted on his official Facebook page, Sebastian Bach said he is willing to reunite with his former band Skid Row. “For the fans, I would be willing to put my ego aside and do something that would be special for the people who put us where we are today,” he wrote. “I do not personally want it myself. But its not always about ‘what I want.’ If the fans really want to see us together, I would do it for the fans. Sometimes you can do things for people other than yourself.”

Bach felt compelled to post the letter after current Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger attacked him in a recent interview, saying a recent tweet by Bach about a possible Skid Row reunion was an attempt to “get attention.”

“My little fingernail has forgotten about more attention it has received than my replacement will ever receive for his whole life’s work,” Bach wrote.  “I answered a tweet from someone on my Twitter account with the response ‘4 out of five of us would reunite.’ That was all. My one tweet made news the world over.”

Sebastian Bach left Skid Row – who scored big hits with “Youth Gone Wild,” “18 and Life” and “I Remember You” – in 1996. They reformed in 1999 with Solinger and a new drummer and have continued to tour on a regular basis ever since. In countless interviews over the past 15 years, Bach has said he has no interest in a reunion. 

Bach does say now that Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan is the only member of the band to not respond positively to his offer for a possible reunion. “Of course they could change their mind in public,” Bach wrote.  “But in private that is the truth, and the one thing the fans know about me is that I am not afraid to say what the truth is. Never have been.” 

Towards the end of his note, Bach addressed his ex-bandmates: “If you want to try and get out of the Internet bulls*** and come together for the sake of the fans, you can give me a call.”

(You can read the complete letter  – which Bach has taken down from his Faceboom page – here.)

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