Cindy Scull and Robert Miguel of the Dallas, Texas radio station 93.3 The Bone conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach on November 30, 2007. The chat — which can be heard in its entirety on Cindy and Robert's MySpace page — got off on the wrong foot, with Bach voicing his objection over a SKID ROW poster that was apparently hanging on a studio wall and taking issue with Cindy's opening question, which had to do with the long gap between Sebastian's solo releases. An excerpt from the interview follows:Cindy: It's been eight years [since you released your last solo album]. Why the wait? What have you been doing? I know you've been acting and stuff. Did you take a break from music on purpose or did you not wanna release a solo album…? Sebastian: It's just like you… You just said to me that you've been playing my music for 20 years, and I walk in, and you've got a big SKID ROW poster in my face. It's like, I'm aware of 20 years ago. And then you ask me why I spend so long making it… It's like, I've gotta compete with this crap. Robert: So, not big on SKID ROW then? Not into it still, huh? Sebastian: Dude, why… Do you hang out with the guys you hung out with in '89? Robert: Some of them, yeah. Sebastian: I don't, so… That's you, that's me. It was a long time ago. I'm just really tired of it. Robert: So you're tired of people associating you with a multi-platinum artist…? Sebastian: No, I'm just tired of talking about the old days. It's, like, boring to me. Robert: First of all, you brought it up, though. You brought it up. Sebastian: No, you brought it up with this right here [apparently slaps the SKID ROW poster that's hanging on the wall]. Robert: I didn't do that. But first of all… That band sold a lot of records. That was an album I bought on cassette for $7.99 at Sound Warehouse in Irving, Texas. Sebastian: That's great. That's cool. I did this interview 20 years ago, though, in this town. [Laughs] Robert: Well, we haven't even started the interview yet and you're already bagging on the band. Sebastian: No, I'm not. I'm just over it, dude. Whatever… I don't know what to tell you. The entire interview can be heard in two parts at this location (click on "Sebastian Bach Part 1" in the audio player). Bach's new solo album, "Angel Down", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 190 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD is Sebastian's follow-up to 1999's "Bring 'Em Bach Alive", which has shifted just under 20,000 units in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Angel Down" was produced by Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST), and recorded at Sound City Studios and Under City Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Joining Bach in the studio were guitarists "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and Johnny Chromatic, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Steve DiGiorgio on bass. GUNS N' ROSES' Axl Rose makes a special guest appearance contributing vocals on three of the album's songs — "(Love is a) Bitchslap", a cover of AEROSMITH's "Back In the Saddle" and "Stuck Inside". The cover art for "Angel Down" is an original painting by Bach's late father, the celebrated Canadian artist David Bierk who died in 2002. The painting, entitled "David Watching", was painted in 1990, so an emotional choice for Bach. Bierk also created the cover artwork for SKID ROW's 1991 album "Slave To The Grind", which Rolling Stone voted one of the top 5 album covers of the year. His paintings have been exhibited in art galleries all over North America.
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