SEBASTIAN BACH Talks About Kicking The Bottle, Possibility Of SKID ROW Reunion

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Bob Considine of the Asbury Park Press about his participation in the VH1 reality show "SuperGroup", where he fronts an all-star band. DAMNOCRACY (middle "n" silent) includes legendary guitarist Ted Nugent, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, BIOHAZARD bassist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham, son of LED ZEPPELIN's skin-basher, John Bonham.

When the show premieres tonight (May 21), viewers will see Bach go from self-confessed drunkard to sober — through the intervention of his new band mates. He has stayed dry since then.

"For me, it was a life-changing experience because Ted made me quit drinking," Bach told the Asbury Park Press. "There's definitely an episode of tough love. Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham and Ted Nugent came in there 100 percent sober. Sebastian Bach came in there 100 percent not sober."

Bach is quick to point out that he has always performed sober, either with SKID ROW, as a solo artist or in any of the Broadway shows he has been in.

"But I would way more make up for it afterward — like a lunatic," he said. "But I gotta say, I'm 38 now. I'm getting older. So I'm looking around and saying, 'I could either be this guy, or like Ted Nugent.' There are so few Ted Nugents. The guy is 57 years old and he's at the top of his game even now. Ted just said, 'Dude, you gotta choose. You've got to choose between me and the bottle if you want to do this.' Remember those T-shirts that said, 'Choose Life?' I chose Ted."

Regarding the idea of a SKID ROW reunion, Bach said, "You'd have to ask them (the band members), that's all I can tell you."

"I'm easygoing, man!" Bach insisted. "People may have a certain image of me. But my thing is, '18 and Life' is such an incredible song. It's like, if we could come up with something half as good as that . . . but that's a tall order.

"My thing is, when we wrote that first album, we were best friends. I was living in Rachel's [Bolan, SKID ROW bassist] house. We were jamming in Rachel's garage in Toms River. We were best friends. We were New Jersey rock 'n' roll."


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