SEBASTIAN BACH: I Will Be Singing '18 And Life' When I Am In My 60s

TBFM Online conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach at the Hard Rock Hell festival, which took place between November 29, 2012 and December 3, 2012 at Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Camp in North Wales, United Kingdom. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

TBFM Online: Late 2011, [your latest solo album] "Kicking & Screaming" came out, of course. How well has that done?

Bach: People love it! I play the songs in concert right next to the SKID ROW songs and they stick together. I think I've proven, you know, with [all the albums I've recorded], the fans know I make good fucking albums. [laughs] I've made a lot of 'em now! When I get excited about a song, it's a real excitement. It's not fake, and I can't fake that feeling. If a songwriter writes a song with me and I don't like it, I can't lie to him and say, "Oh, this is great." I either love it or I can't sing it. I can't sing a song that I don't love.

TBFM Online: You don't feel it?

Bach: I've tried to, but in the old band, I would come up with something that I wouldn't be into, and I'd go up to the mic and try to be a good guy and one of the team, and I would start singing and then my mouth would just shut [laughs] and everyone would go, "What the fuck, dude?" I don't know what to tell you … I can't pretend to rock. I have to love the music. I didn't get into this business to release music that I don't like. I got into this business to create music that I fucking love and I wanna grab you by the collar and go, "Listen to this!" [laughs]

TBFM Online: How hard do you find it, with radio stations and the like, to get your new stuff heard? Everyone likes to play old SKID ROW tracks that everyone knows.

Bach: Well, I just keep my head down. I don't bother… Like, the video for the song "Kicking & Screaming" is over a million plays on YouTube. A million plays is a million plays, and you can't fucking argue with that! I mean, how many people is that? It's a million fucking people! So I'm lucky, you know. I just keep my fucking head down, you know. I don't say, "Oh, what's everyone else doing?" I don't give a shit what anyone is doing. I have one life, and I've been doing this all my life, and just like Ronnie James Dio, I will do this when I'm 63, god willing, if I make it that far. But I am that kind of guy — I will be singing '18 And Life', hitting the scream, god willing, when I'm fucking in my 60s, 'cause I can do it.

Read the entire interview from TBFM Online.

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