Ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has commented on the report that the band's former drummer Phil Varone recently posed nude for an upcoming issue of Playgirl magazine.
Varone, who was one of eight patients featured on the "Celebrity Rehab" spin-off series "Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew", is featured on the cover of the winter 2010 issue of Playgirl. The publication, which includes a 20-page spread on Varone, is due to hit newsstands on December 15.
Writing on his official Twitter profile, Bach stated, "[This is] further proof that the name 'SKID ROW' has completely lost all credibility, cool, accuracy and is now devoid of all meaning in every way.
He continued, "I have never shared a stage or studio with this person in my life. [Varone joined SKID ROW in 2000 — about four years after Bach parted ways with the group. — Ed.]
"I ask you 'reunion' fans: [you] expect me to 'go back'... to THIS? Really?
"Sorry, it's just not gonna happen."
In an August 19 interview with "The BS" ("The Buckethead Show") on Orlando, Florida's Real Radio 104.1, Bach was asked why he can't reunite with his former bandmates as SKID ROW. "I just don't live in 1991 in 2010, and I'm talking about four other guys that I haven't seen in 15 years," he said before adding, "I think of SKID ROW the same way you might think of picking up your high-school yearbook. You have affection for what happened 30 years ago, but you look at the yearbook and you go, 'Oh, cool,' and you shut it, and it's today." He continued, "If I wanted to just play songs from 30 years ago, then I would call 'em and we would go out with FOGHAT and KANSAS. But then I'd be lying to you. That's the way I feel. I look at SKID ROW and the nose chain and I go, 'Wow, cool. Neat.' And I shut the book. It's not relevant today to me. . . I'm not the 'Youth Gone Wild', I'm sorry — I'm 42. It's a great song, but I'm not gonna pretend that it's who I am today, 'cause it's not."