Ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach performed the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada", as well as two classic songs from his former band — "Youth Gone Wild" and "I Remember You" — with American country music duo BIG & RICH on August 25 at Telus Field in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Video footage of the "O Canada" / "Youth Gone Wild" performances can be viewed below.
"One of the most ironic things ever in my career is that Carrie Underwood, for some crazy-ass reason, has made 'I Remember You' a country rock hit," Bach recently told Noisecreep. "She does it in her concerts, a full production with backing vocals and string section, slide guitars and she does all the screams at the end.
"If you could have told me 20 years ago that 'I Remember You' would be a country rock staple — which Carrie Underwood has made it, they play it on country stations along with her version of 'Home Sweet Home' — it's just so crazy to me."
"There's this whole explosion in America that's going on, like Taylor Swift doing 'Crossroads' with DEF LEPPARD. It's really no different than [country singer and member of BIG & RICH] John Rich coming out with 'I Remember You' or 'Youth Gone Wild'," Bach added.
"The difference between rock and country now to me is, number one, for some weird reason that I can never understand, rock 'n' roll seems to be this whole nostalgia trip now. I don't get it. Country, the focus is on one thing — making new music. And the only thing I love more than metal is music," he laughed. "I like sitting down with somebody with a guitar and coming up with a melody line and some words and recording them."