Chris Riemenschneider of The Star Online recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On trademarking the name SAVAGE ANIMAL:

"People yell it at me everywhere I go now: 'Hey, Savage Animal!' I thought it was too good to pass up, so I made sure I owned it."

On getting a text message earlier this year from GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, inviting him to hang out:

"I thought, 'Who is this idiot messing around with me pretending they're Axl Rose?' But I pressed, 'Call sender,' and it actually was him, and it was like talking to Howard Hughes."

On Axl has changed over the years:

"The guy hasn't changed all that much. He's still a fun guy who likes to party."

On GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" album:

"I've heard some incredible music. He's pulling from a wealth of material. He's got like 30-some songs."

On why Axl can't seem to put the album out:

"He doesn't explain that to me because he doesn't need to. It's his album and his art. Rock 'n' roll is filled with stories of musicians that have gone crazy trying to live up to expectations, like Syd Barrett. At the end of the day, Axl has managed to stay pretty damn level-headed. But he is trying to create a record that lives up to 'Appetite for Destruction', one of the best albums of all time, and that's taken a long time."

On taking part in the "SuperGroup" TV series:

"I actually had a lot of fun in the making of ('SuperGroup'). But I didn't have much fun watching it."

On his former band, SKID ROW, which continued without him:

"I could never go back. That band name is damaged for good."


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