SKID ROW Bassist Defends His Band's Right To Play BACH-Era Material

Jeff Kerby of KNAC.com recently asked SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan if he agreed with Nikki Sixx's assertion that Vince Neil plays too much MÖTLEY CRÜE material during his solo sets.

"It's kinda weird, but for me personally… MÖTLEY isn't doing stuff right now, so why shouldn't [Vince] do it?" asked Rachel. "Whoever is in the band kind of has a right to play certain songs whether they wrote them or not — which was our situation. [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake and I wrote all the material, but we're in a full-fledged band now, and it would be kind of weird if someone broke off and started doing SKID ROW songs. If [former SKID ROW singer] Sebastian [Bach] wanted to do it, then yeah, everyone has a right to do it. If someone wanted to go off and start a SKID ROW tribute band, then they could do it. Ultimately, it just ends up being a little confusing to the fans. We're SKID ROW, and that's the name we'll always have, and we'll always do SKID ROW songs. It doesn't really affect me one way or the other."

SKID ROW's new album, "Thickskin", is due on August 5 through the band's own Skid Row Records. The album — the group's first with new vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Phil Varone — will coincide with the release of a DVD chronicling the recording process for "Thickskin", titled "Under the Skin — The Making of Thickskin".

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