SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Am Not Trying To Reinvent Rock 'N' Roll Music'

Dru Willis of The State Journal-Register recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On his goal of leaving this Earth with the biggest body of work that he can build:

Bach: "Rock 'n' roll music is kind of like a form of immortality. I can listen to Ronnie James Dio, who is sadly is no longer with us but the music will never go away. I can put the CD on or fill my iPod with it and listen to Jeff Buckley or Jimi Hendrix or one of these amazing musicians who are no longer with us but are completely alive through the music."

On his latest solo album, "Kicking & Screaming", and upcoming live CD/DVD combo, "Abachalypse Now":

Story continues after advertisement

Bach: "I consider myself lucky to even be making CDs and DVDs. I have got a lot of energy and so I am focusing in on the rock 'n' roll. That's my thing.

"I know how to make good albums. I am very critical. I have to totally be in love with what I am hearing come over the speakers in order to put my name on it, do these interviews, go on tour and support it for the rest of my life."

"I am not trying to reinvent rock 'n' roll music. I am trying to give you more of what you expect of me. That's why I look up to bands like RUSH, NEIL YOUNG and AC/DC ... they keep making albums and keep rocking and that's what I am going to do for the rest of my life."

On how he plans to use his talents — in a rock band, on stage or on television:

Bach: "I have kind of just got to get out of the way of my voice and let it have the life that it has. It has a life of its own that really has nothing to do with me."

Read more from The State Journal-Register.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).