SEBASTIAN BACH: 'The Music Industry's So Screwed Up'

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was interviewed earlier this month on "The Paulie Z Show". The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.

When asked about his current record-label situation, Bach said, "The music industry's so screwed up, I almost don't wanna even rely on anybody but me. Even though I am doing another record, but it's so cool to be in control of your music and be able to just get it out without asking anybody, you know what I mean?!

"I have my own label, Get Off My Bach, which is distributed through EMI, and we sold about 200,000 [copies] worldwide of [Bach's latest solo album] 'Angel Down' so far, which is recouped from this little record company that I work with. I'd like to be on a way bigger label and all that, but I can't control things like that.

"Just to paint a picture for everybody, Jason Flom [former A&R rep at Atlantic Records] signed SKID ROW and a million other bands. He's the guy who signed us. He also got me on Broadway. He's always been there for me. He has this thing in his contract where he gets this thing called the first right of refusal on anything that I do, and that's for the rest of my life. So whenever I make a CD, he gets it first. He got 'Angel Down' first and he passed on it. He gave it to Jack Ponti at MRV [Merovingian Music, Ltd.], who signed it. Now that was a very cool thing for him to do. But the fans should know that Jason Flom passed on me, Sebastian Bach, with Axl Rose on a record and then he put out STEEL PANTHER. (Laughs) I just want people to realize that — this same guy who says no to Sebastian Bach and Axl Rose together on record — 'No. No, thanks.' — he says yes to a bunch of fucking goofs, clowns, comedy guys. He says yes to them.

"We live in a world [where] VAN HALEN doesn't have a record deal. I mean, Eddie Van Halen doesn't have a fucking record deal. (Laughs) How can there be such a thing as rock and roll if VAN HALEN doesn't have a record deal? (Laughs)"

Bach's current solo band includes guitarists Nick Sterling and Johnny Chromatic, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and bassist Rob DeLuca.

Bach and DANKO JONES will support GUNS N' ROSES on their upcoming Canadian tour in January/February.

Quality video footage of Bach and his solo band performing the SKID ROW classic "Big Guns" on December 21, 2009 at B1 Maximum in Moscow, Russia can be viewed below.

Sebastian recently collaborated with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta on several tracks for Bach's new solo album, with Nick and Charlie Bellmore of the Connecticut band PHANTOMS assisting during the pre-production process. The singer has also written material with John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON).

Sebastian Bach interviewed on "The Paulie Z Show" (click on player below to launch audio):


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