Sebastian Bach


SEBASTIAN BACH Australian Tour 2017

The Original Voice of SKID ROW, Musical Royalty SEBASTIAN BACH returns to Australia this October! Hailed as one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice, he is the personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!
“Bach doesn’t just sing; Bach howls, Bach yells, Bach shouts, Bach growls, Bach screams, Bach roars, all of it with the utmost conviction.” – Spotlight Report (Metro Theatre 2015 Review)
Having joined SKID ROW at the ripe young age of 18, BACH began a whirlwind career fuelled with sex, drugs and rock and roll alongside large amounts of touring and Gold & Platinum accolades. In 1996 when he ventured off on his own where he created acclaimed solo material and his various collaborations with musicians across all genres. Last year he released his book “18 And Life on Skid Row”, an exhilarating, whip-smart and brutally honest memoir.
“Swinging his mic ferociously by the chord, windmilling and jumping around, whilst never struggling to hit a high note, the crowd were euphoric.” – Metal As Fuck (Metro Theatre 2015 Review)
BACH's live shows are a non-stop party filled with all the SKID ROW classics such - “18 and Life”, “Youth Gone Wild", "I Remember You", "Monkey Business", "Slave To The Grind" plus more.
“Still one of the greatest voices in rock history… a legendary frontman” BACH is not your ordinary rock star!
“The crowd ate it up as he sang classic Skid Row tunes… his voice is still there sounding better than ever!”-- National Rock Review
Sebastian Bach TOUR DATES
Saturday 21st October – Perth – Astor Theatre
Sunday 22nd October – Adelaide – The Gov
Thursday 26th October – Brisbane – The Tivoli
Friday 27th October – Sydney – Manning Bar
Saturday 28th October – Melbourne – Forum Theatre
Forum + Manning Presale Wednesday 24th May 12pm
General Pre-Sale Thursday 25th 9am local
On-Sale Friday 26th 9am local
VIP Meet & Greet Upgrades available here


The 2016 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, fittingly titled "Shredders From The Deep," has announced the talent for its official two-day pre-cruise festival (complimentary for all cruise attendees) which will kick off this year's four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami this February 22-26 aboard the NCL Pearl.
As if this year's cruise lineup of 40-plus bands--led by headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche,Helloween and Y&T--wasn't enough, this year's official two-day pre-cruise festival will really amp things up and feature band performances, guitar giveaways, artist meet & greets and a "Monster" beer tasting event at Magic City Casino's Club 305 (450 NW 37th Ave. / Miami, FL 33125) on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.
Day 1 (2/20) of the pre-cruise festival will be highlighted by a performance from Lynch Mob with special guests Killer Dwarfs and Kickin Valentina. The following day (2/21), cruisers will be invited to "Shredder's Ball," featuring performances from Sebastian Bach, Steve Vai, Winger, Saigon, D-A-D, Paradise Kitty and a special all-star jam from Hurry, an all-star RUSH tribute featuring bassist James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth, Black Label Society), guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil), drummer Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash, Whitesnake, Foreigner) and keyboardist Stephen Le Blanc (Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience). The official two-day pre-cruise festival is open to the public (non-cruisers) and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Confirmed line-up for the 2016 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE--visiting the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and the cosmopolitan resort meccas of Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas, plus a full day of Metal mayhem at sea--includes headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, Helloween and Y&T. Joining the MOR headliners is an epic Metal lineup featuring Gotthard, Doro, Lynch Mob, Vixen, Dangerous Toys, Michael Monroe, Kingdom Come, Armored Saint, Saigon Kick, XYZ, Killer Dwarfs, Metal Church, Hardcore Superstar, Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), Jeff Scott Soto, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Helix, Michael Angelo Batio, Vinnie Moore, Madam X, Tyketto, Anvil, Hellion, Dio Disciples, Lilian Axe, Soto, D-A-D, Heavy Mellow, Brandon Gibbs, Paradise Kitty, The Kix and fan-favorite Winger.Plus, Eddie Trunk and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1's That Metal Show),San Francisco bay area radio host Nikki Blakk and Luc Carl (SiriusXM's "Hair Nation") are the official cruise hosts and will moderate Q&A's.
New to this year's cruise are the complimentary Rock Star Dream Shredder Clinics--available to all passengers aboard the cruise. Clinics will be led by instructors Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore (UFO), George Lynch (Dokken and Lynch Mob), Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), and Jerry Finn and Gina Stile (Killer Dwarfs and Vixen). According to cruise spokesman, Larry Morand, "The guitar clinics are designed to give our passengers the opportunity to hone their guitar skills in an up close and personal experience with some of rock's greatest shredders. Fans don't just watch the artist perform, they make music with the artists." Artists in each clinic will also give away an autographed guitar to one lucky fan in attendance.

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In addition to the performances and clinics, the cruise will feature over-the-top special events only experienced on this voyage, including: Artist Meet & Greets, Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1987,Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Monster Passenger Talent Contests, 80's Hair Style Contest, Tattoo Contest, Rock Star Dating and much more.
Cabins are still available, starting at $999 per person (double occupancy), with Special EZ Pay financing options available for as little as $499 USD per person down (double occupancy), with the remaining balance payable over 12 equal monthly installments beginning the month after the initial reservation is completed. For booking and more info, visit and connect on Facebook and Twitter.


TONY HARNELL has sensationally left SKID ROW, without explination or comment from the band. Within minutes of the news breaking, speculation of both SEBASTIAN BACH's return and a possible support slot on the GUNS N ROSES tour started up.
No other information to hand, but watch this space...
Tony has just posted this update:
I was not fired from SKID ROW, I quit. Being ignored and disrespected isn't my thing. I had a great time performing with the band and singing so many great songs. I don't regret a thing! xo TH

SEBASTIAN BACH Announces Australian & New Zealand Tour

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Metropolis Touring & Tombowler present SEBASTIAN BACH
18 And LIVE Down Under TOUR 2015
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80s / early 90s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!

For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
In 2015, Sebastian still remains one of the most powerful singers to emerge from the 80s genre. He hasnt lost his high range and blockbuster vocals. -- Hard Rock Haven
Fists pumped and enthusiastic shouts of You rock! and Fuck yeah! painted the concert hall as Sebastian Bach swung his microphone and head banged as if it were still 1988.-- Tahoe On Stage
Having joined SKID ROW at the ripe young age of 18, Bach began a whirlwind career fuelled with sex, drugs and rock and roll alongside large amounts of touring and Gold & Platinum accolades, until 1996 when he ventured off on his own where he created acclaimed solo material and his various collaborations with musicians across all genres.

Check out: Temptation (Official Video) - All My Friends Are Dead (Official Video) - 18 & Life (Live Official Video)

Bach's live shows are a non-stop party filled with all the SKID ROW classics such as "Slave To The Grind", "Monkey Business", Youth Gone Wild", "I Remember You" with a prime selection of his solo cuts like Temptation, Kicking & Screaming, Falling Into You plus a whole lot more.

The crowd ate it up as he sang classic Skid Row tunes mixed in with a selection of others. His voice is still there sounding better than ever!-- National Rock Review
Not being one to do anything by half, Bach devotes 110% to give his all resulting in one hell of a show. Whether youre a fan from the SKID ROW days or his solo material nowadays, Bach is ready to Give Em Hell and leave you Kicking And Screaming for more!
Still one of the greatest voices in rock history, Sebastian will definitely go down as a legendary frontman-- Examiner

18 And LIVE Down Under Tour Dates 2015

Friday 18th September CHRISTCHURCH - The Bedford
Saturday 19th September AUCKLAND - The Studio
Tuesday 22nd September BRISBANE - Eatons Hill
Wednesday 23rd September SYDNEY - Metro Theatre
Friday 25th September MELBOURNE - Forum Theatre
Saturday 26th September ADELAIDE - The Gov
Sunday 27th September PERTH - Astor Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am Wednesday 17th June from:
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Decibel Geek - Michael Wagener on SKID ROW

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Producer Michael Wagener Looks Back on Slave to the Grind (AUDO)
Famed rock/metal producer Michael Wagener appears on the latest episode of the Decibel Geek podcast to reflect on his experience producing Skid Row’s ‘Slave to the Grind’ for their Albums Unleashed series.

Slave to the Grind, recorded at New River Studios in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Scream Studios in Studio City, CA, made history on June 11, 1991 when it became the first heavy metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the Soundscan era. In this discussion, Wagener details the process of making the album including pre-production that took place in New Jersey, where things got off to a promising start:

“Before we went to Florida, we went into a fairly big studio in Jersey and pretty much recorded the whole record. We made a good demo so to speak. The funny thing is, the song ‘Slave to the Grind’ is from that session. It was recorded and mixed in an hour; and that’s what you’re hearing on the record. It was not even remixed. One hour, it was recorded. Everything is live on there.”

The band then headed to Florida to find a suitable studio to record the album. In this conversation, Wagener describes some of the excess that went on while the band was in the Sunshine State:

“That trip is unforgettable man. It was just crazy. We hung out with Saigon Kick and everybody got extremely drunk. It was a cool weekend. It was very quiet in the limo on the way back to the airport. Heads down, you know? I remember one of the guys puking out the window of the limo. And, then, I see the car behind us putting on the wipers (laughs). It’s rock and roll, man.”

Notable of the album, Slave to the Grind presents a heavier, darker tone in music and in lyrics. In this hour-plus audio discussion, Michael Wagener details the process behind that decision and the effect it had on sales:

“That was the plan. Every band at the time would say ‘Oh our next album is way heavier’ but � we did it. We followed that route. Let’s stick to being Skid Row but let’s make it a little tougher, a little harder. We still had the ballads on there. They were maybe not quite as sappy as on the first record but it also didn’t sell as many copies as the first record because the housewives that like the ballads, they’re buying the records, but it’s still an amazing album.”

While the early 90’s were a period of great success for Skid Row, as many know, the ensuing years provided struggle professionally and personally as a split formed in the band with vocalist, Sebastian Bach, being fired in late 1996. Asked about the eventual animosity that would lead to the split, Wagener offers:

“Young kids becoming extremely famous; that goes to your head. All of a sudden you’re invincible and stuff just happens. And if they think they’re invincible, they do things that might not really work in the end. I think some of that was going on. It wasn’t really good for the band; some of the stuff that was said about record companies, executives, and stuff like that. And then Snake and Rachel had to make up for it and go play golf with the guys y’know? And it got to the point that it got so out of hand that they said ‘You know what? Forget it’ It’s not worth it anymore and all that anger and all that animosity and stuff that we have to deal with; it’s not worth it.’ I talked to Rachel 3 or 4 years later (because I did more records with them) and I said ‘Is it ever gonna happen again?’ and he said ‘No. As long as I have a slice of bread on my table, no.’ I think we could have one at least 2 more massive albums with Skid Row but to them their sanity was more important.”

The entire audio interview can be heard at the links below:

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SEBASTIAN BACH - Give Em Hell (Review)

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This remains a very good album for what it is, but I've really struggled to maintain interest while playing back for review and I probably won't go back to it after this. But - the score reflects the quality of the album s always, my tastes aside. So those that know my taste, for better or worse, could use these comments as a gauge of how it will appeal to you.

Those that loved Kicking And Screaming will have no problem jumping right into this and lapping up "modern" Seb in all his screaming glory.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014


It seems the older Sebastian gets, the higher his vocals go. On Give Em Hell he hits a few new record highs that dogs will appreciate, not only with the screams. It's an interesting album this – producer Bob Marlette collaborates even more so, credited within for writing music and “melody” on many tracks, while also playing bass.
Guests seem to make up the majority of the album – Duff McKagan plays bass on several tracks and even guitars on another; Steve Stevens plays on a few others and gets writing credits on those songs – not that I could really pick his usual tone out here – most of the album is down tuned, modernized metal.

Sebastian writes all lyrics and “melody” and attributes “music” to others. Make of that what you will, to me it says this is a collaborative effort, spread across several different people. This is a typically dark, heavy and modern record that is seriously heavy for the most part and continues where Sebastian left off with his last album.
If that appealed to you – then this is probably more consistent again and certainly benefits from a big Marlette production.

But overall, I'm just not a big fan of this style of modern metal albums. I much prefer Sebastian in Skid Row, although we all know that ship sailed long ago. Since then he really hasn't used the same vocal approach and I miss it. He's a monster vocalist.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features exclusive interviews with Sebastian Bach, John Wetton (Asia), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Fabienne Shine (Shakin' Street), and is available now for streaming at this link:
In the first hour of the show, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach talks about his brand new solo album "Give 'Em Hell", which features an all-star cast of musicians and songwriters, including Duff McKagan (ex-Guns & Roses), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and John 5 (Rob Zombie) You'll also hear two tracks from the new release.
Also in part 1, Ronnie Atkins of long-running melodic Hard Rockers Pretty Maids give the low down on the band's just-released collection of re-recorded classics and brand new songs, "Louder Than Ever", and selects tracks from the record.
In part two, Asia frontman John Wetton discusses the band's new album "Gravitas", and the recruitment of new guitarist Sam Coulson. John also chooses two songs from "Gravitas". And finally, Fabienne Shine of Shakin' Street (also featuring Ross The Boss, ex-Manowar) talks about the band's return to action with new album "Psychic", and selects tracks from the new release. Plus a classic tracks and killer new cuts from Motorhead (welcome back Lemmy!), UFO, Hogjaw, 21 Guns, LRS, Deep Purple and Rose Tattoo.
You can also listen on Sunday 27th April 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 30th April 22:00-00.00 GMT on, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at

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