Sebastian Bach Talks About Writing An Album Two Skid Row Singers Ago
Sebastian Bach, the former frontman of Skid Row took a light-hearted jab at the band’s efforts to keep a continuing lineup as he talks about his next album.
Bach has been trying to work on a follow-up to his 2014’s Give ‘Em Hell for several years now, while his former band has changed singer three times, from Johnny Solinger, Tony Harnell, ZP Theart, to the latest vocalist, Erik Gronwall. In a recent episode of Scott Patterson’s podcast, I Am All in With Scott Patterson, Bach said:
“I have a new record label and we’re putting out a new record very soon.
“I’m not supposed to say this stuff [but] I’ve been working on music since two Skid Row singers ago!”
When asked what was taking so long, he remarked:
“You have to figure out a way to cut through the clutter because everybody and their cousin puts out an album or has a YouTube page. A long time ago, there used to be record companies that you had to be good to get signed [to]. Not just anybody could put out records – it was a privilege and you had to work for it.
“You can be a wrestler and then just wake up the next day and go, ‘I’m gonna be a rocker,’ … you just walk in there and waffle out some half-ass take and then fix it up on a laptop.”
“Albums that are big now, they have such a long setup time. An artist will put out three or four songs, or three or four videos even before the album comes out. So it’s this big plan. … So, that’s very boring, but that’s what’s happening. We are amassing the plan.”
Bach noted that he viewed the impending album as a companion to his 2007 album Angel Down.