Sebastian Bach is my latest guest on Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown. He’s dropping a new album, in his words, sooner than you think. “It’s coming very, very soon.” He talks about the first single “What Have I Got To Lose?” which you can see below. That song is cowritten with Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge/Slash. He talked about joining up with him.
Detroit’s own John 5 is also on the album, along with others. He reminded me that this is the third album he’s collaborated with 5.
He also spoke to the fact that he wouldn’t mind getting back with the original members of Skid Row. He said him and drummer, Rob Affuso “Us five musicians haven’t been in the same room together since 1996, and I barley remember the year 1996.” He went on to say that he’s over whatever happened in 1996. “I’m over it.” He talked amore about that, including the fact that he owns all sorts of demoes and unreleased tracks from the early days of the band.
Sebastian also talked about the Skid Row tour with a very young Soundgarden on the Slave To The Grind tour. When asked if he could see that band blow up like they did, he talked about the darker vibe of the grunge movement at the time. “I come from a time where rock and roll was nothing but fun.” He elaborated “I didn’t get into rock and roll to be depressed. I got into rock and roll to escape depression.” He spoke of hanging with Chris Cornell after the shows and the ultimate demise of the legendary singer.
We had to talk about KISS. He’s a huge fan and told me the story of seeing the final show in New York. He also spoke highly of the KISS reunion show at Tiger Stadium in 1996. He called the show the “biggest rush” when they came on the stage that night. A moment he said he’d never forget. “Probably the most exciting concert moment of my life.”
Rob DeLuca from Spread Eagle playing with Sebastian for many years. He gave me some fun tour stories to ask him about. Those are crazy stories.