SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Is Something I Feel In My Blood'

In a brand new interview with The Portland Mercury, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was asked why he thinks it is that even people who might not be into his music still seem to like him.

"I don't take this too seriously," he said. "When I got into rock 'n' roll, I never thought I would make it, because I thought that only gods could be rock stars, like AC/DC and VAN HALEN. And so I do everything kind of with a smile, like, 'I can't believe this is happening.' And I think people feel that, that I'm a real fan of rock 'n' roll. It's not a business to me... it's an adventure."

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He continued: "Heavy metal/hard rock is something I feel in my blood, and it makes me move around, and fuckin' jump — it gets me fired up! I think it goes back to when I was a little kid. Me and my friends, our favorite thing to do was to get tennis rackets and put on whatever's popular at the time — BOSTON, CHEAP TRICK, of course, KISS — and we would do jumps off the bed and fucking do all these rock moves. And that's what I do for a living! [Laughs] I still play a mean tennis racket."

Asked what he thinks he would have ended up doing if he hadn't made it in music, Bach responded: "Well, the short answer would be that I'd open up a place like Newbury Comics in Boston. Like a record store — vinyl, turntables, comic books, magazines, posters, bongs, fucking vapes, liquid THC. A store like that! [Laughs] That's like my favorite kind of shop in the world. I can go to Amoeba here in Hollywood, and spend literally three hours in that motherfucker. I can just go up and down album racks looking at albums... I feel sorry for people that don't even know what that's all about. It's like an escape into another world."

Bach is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo album, "Give 'Em Hell", which sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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"Give 'Em Hell" was released on April 22, 2014 via Frontiers Records.

As previously reported, Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has set a January 19, 2016 release date for Bach's much-anticipated autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row".