SEBASTIAN BACH: Making Albums Is A 'Crazy Process Of Heartache And Trial And Tribulation'

SEBASTIAN BACH: Making Albums Is A 'Crazy Process Of Heartache And Trial And Tribulation'

In a brand new interview with Spotlight Report, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spoke about the positive reaction to his latest solo album, "Give 'Em Hell", which came out in 2014. He said: "It's so hard to explain to somebody who doesn't make records what making records is. You go into a room with nothing, right? And you're supposed to come out of there a couple of weeks later with like 13 tunes that blow the whole world away… It's, like, go try it. It's not easy. It's a fuckin' crazy process of heartache and trial and tribulation and hurting people's feelings. It's not an easy thing. You know, nothing good comes easy. But when I feel proud of an album, I am confident that when you press play, it's going to whoop your fuckin' ass. And every time, I'm like, 'Damn! This is some heavy shit!'"

He continued: "The songs that people are really relating to are 'Temptation' and 'All My Friends Are Dead'. 'Push Away' we did a couple of times live and everybody loves that song live. And I can hit those notes live, which I don't understand whatsoever. I thought, 'There's no way I can do that song live,' but, for some reason, I can do it. Then, when I go on iTunes, it has the ratings of the most downloaded tunes of your album and the most downloaded song is 'Hell Inside My Head', so who knows? That's the most downloaded tune. It's weird. I'll take it."

Bach also talked about the guest musicians who appear on "Give 'Em Hell", a list which includes John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). He said: "I'm just lucky, you know, to ask the best players in rock to play on my record. And, you know, Duff has always been a hero of mine. There have been times in my life when Duff has felt like my brother. You know, I've toured with those guys [GUNS N' ROSES] and known him for a long time. I got to play with him again in L.A. at a show. We did [GUNS N' ROSES'] 'Patience' and my fiancée, Suzanne, filmed it on her phone. And it's gone viral, the video of me and Duff doing 'Patience' live. People really, really like it. So, it's incredible. Steve Stevens? When I was a kid and I used to see the BILLY IDOL videos, and he would do the lead guitar solo, and he would use that whammy bar to sound like an alien or a gun. I fuckin' loved that shit… Nobody plays like that! He's incredible. That's who wrote 'Push Away' with me. That's his tune. And then John 5 has reinvented the guitar for a new age, the way he plays. We did this song 'Tunnelvision' together on 'Kicking & Screaming', and now 'Temptation' on this album. You know what? I saw John 5 on 'That Metal Show' — they had guitar players playing on that show. John 5, when he played live on that show, my jaw was on the floor. I could not believe how that dude plays. And he's a good guy."

As previously reported, Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has set a January 19, 2016 release date for Bach's much-anticipated autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row".


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