Sebastian Bach returns to NYC and you know you need to be there with the other youths gone wild.
Just the other day NJ Rockers Skid Row started off their touring cycle for 2017 and officially welcomed former Dragonforce vocalist to the band as their “new” lead singer”. I used quotes because ZP Theart had been singing with them for about a year since the departure of TNT singer Tony Harnell. If you’ve been keeping up with the bands doings, Harnell replaced their longtime Sebastian Bach replacement Johnny Solinger. Whew. I admit that it was getting a little arduous to keep up with and the news surprised me because over the last few months Sebastian had outlined in numerous interviews that the management sides had been “talking”.
Theart is a terrific singer and according to some friends who had seen him in concert with Skid Row very recently said that he had done a much better job at their tunes than Harnell did. I saw some YouTube clips and had to agree even though I’m a big fan of Tony’s voice in TNT. Sometimes the idea isn’t what you expected it to be. If Harnell singing for the band went by too quickly for you and you never got to hear him, the band did make their hit “18 and Life” song available as a free download which you can access HERE. I’ve yet to see ZP fronting the Skids and that is why I’m using photos that I took of him back when the group Dragonforce appeared in NYC. These might have been at the former location of the Limelight.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well. I guess that is that about any chance of Sebastian Bach rejoining the lineup of the group. I mean of course stranger things can happen but let’s be honest with ourselves here, this is the third singer since Bach and the boys parted ways. I’m going to keep on supporting each of the sides but move on from anticipating any sort of Earth shattering announcement about a reunion. Speaking frankly, the time to have worked all this stuff out would have been when Solinger was moved on from. Had they done any sort of reunion back then they might have even been able to secure one of the Guns N Roses opening slots. Now it’s time to get back to business for other bands and stop debating about what could have went wrong. Clearly the two sides couldn’t meet in the middle, and that is if management sides were really talking seriously in the first place and not just theorizing. I wonder if they will re-record their tunes and release them as we find some bands doing to give us how it sounds “today” as opposed to back in the day. Only time will tell. So what do you readers think about the news and the appointment of ZP to the full on role. Let me know your thoughts about this down in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you on it so bring it on. Good luck to ZP, Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave Sabo and Rob Hammersmith.
Official Website: http://www.skidrow.com
Thanks to the fine folks at Word Bookstores, Heavy Metal singer Sebastian Bach will do a brief discussion and sign copies of his brand new biography “18 and Life on Skid Row” at Brooklyn’s Home For Heaviness, the Saint Vitus Bar. Bach will also be signing a single item of your choice so find your favorite album or photograph and bring that along as well. Don’t be late and be sure to add this tome to the Heavy Metal biographies section of your bookshelf.
Wow can you believe that we are at the 25th Anniversary of the sophomore effort by Skid Row? Yeah my Metal friends, today is the day that their “Slave To The Grind” album was released back in 1991 on Atlantic Records. The album was a whole lot heavier than their debut which spawned the hits “I Remember You”, “Youth Gone Wild” and “18 and Life” and as result would not get the same kind of airplay that its predecessor did. I’ll admit that when this particular album was released that I was full on into the heavier side of Metal and while I enjoyed a few tracks on this one, not a whole lot of my immediate circle was listening to it and back then you kind of followed the pack a little more. I did own a copy because I loved the title track, the song “Monkey Business” and a few more that are not coming to me at the moment so I apologize. As before I’ve left the full discovery on the albums history to your own devices since all of that has been fully documented over on Wikipedia.
Continue reading Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” At A Quarter Century (1991-2016)
He is the original voice of Skid Row and tonight he will play their greatest numbers along with some awesome solo stuff. Supporting the show will be Finland’s own Santa Cruz who you don’t want to miss.