Roger Lotring, the journalist who was responsible for writing the five-page SKID ROW story in the latest issue of Classic Rock magazine, has responded to ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's claim that the U.K. publication has "fucked him around" by "lying about him" and "completely missing the point of rock 'n' roll."

Regarding Bach's assertion that Lotring lied when he wrote in the Classic Rock story that "Sebastian Bach refused to be interviewed for this article because he does not want to live in the past, even though his live set is half songs from the first record," Lotring said, "Yes, I repeatedly requested an interview, to be told via e-mail through a representative that he [Bach] feels talking about SKID ROW is living in the past. I was told that he would talk about the debut SKID ROW album, but only during an interview for his new album (I'm not clear if that meant a forthcoming album, or 'Angel Down')."

As to why Sebastian would make the claim that Lotring "has always fucked me in print," Roger said, "I've never met Sebastian, actually. But back in 2003, I was assigned to write a SKID ROW feature about their first album featuring Johnny Solinger. So, I interviewed the entire band following a show in Connecticut. Four days later, I visited them again at a show in Massachusetts. Backstage, after the show, when someone asked Johnny about Sebastian, he said: 'Man, Sebastian Bach is a rock star! Me, I'm just the singer in SKID ROW.'

"That was the opening line of my SKID ROW feature.

"I chose that SKID ROW album as my favourite album in the Metal Edge 'Year In Review' issue that year. I also revisited that quote. Turns out, that issue also featured an interview with Sebastian on-set of 'The Gilmore Girls' TV show.

"Apparently, when said issue came out, his cast mates gave him a hard time about me liking SKID ROW without him, and also Johnny's quote."


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).