Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has posted the first picture taken of him and the band's guitarist, Dave "Snake" Sabo, together in 16 years (see below). The surprise meeting took place last night (Monday, October 15) at the DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED concert at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California.
Says Bach: "I know there are those of you reading this that have been waiting since 1996 to see this happen. We got to hang out together for the first time in .... well, a long time. We talked, laughed, and in the end, even hugged.
"It was great to see my old friend.
"It was great to talk with Dave about the past... And the future :)."
Bach in July posted a letter on his Facebook page in which he said he was willing to reunite with SKID ROW. "For the fans, I would be willing to put my ego aside and do something that would be special for the people who put us where we are today," he wrote. "I do not personally want it myself. But it's not always about 'what I want.' If the fans really want to see us together, I would do it for the fans. Sometimes you can do things for people other than yourself."
Bach said he wanted to write the letter in response to current SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger's interview in which Johnny said a recent tweet by Bach about a possible SKID ROW reunion was an attempt to "get attention."
Bach's most recent solo album, "Kicking & Screaming", sold 6,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. The singer's previous CD, "Angel Down", opened with 6,400 units back in November 2007 to debut at No. 190.
SKID ROW's last full-length effort, "Revolutions Per Minute", came out on October 24, 2006 via SPV Records.
The band' bassist, Rachel Bolan, revealed during an appearance on this past Friday's (October 12) edition of Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM that SKID ROW will enter the studio in November to begin recording its new CD for an early 2013 release.
In addition to playing guitar in SKID ROW, Sabo works as DOWN's manager at McGhee Entertainment.