SKID ROW Guitarist DAVE "SNAKE" SABO Talks Failed Reunion With SEBASTIAN BACH - "It Had Nothing To Do With Money; I Guess It Was The Personality Conflicts That Existed Before" (Audio)
November 12, 2017, a year ago
Skid Row guitarist Dave "Snake " Sabo guested on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation and spoke with host Eddie Trunk about growing up in New Jersey with Bon Jovi, helping Metallica set up their gear in 1983, early days of Skid Row and original singer Matt Fallon, reunion talks with Sebastian Bach failing, and their new singer ZP Theart. An excerpt is available below along with the full audio interview.
On the aborted reunion with Sebastian Bach:
"It had nothing to do with money. I'll tell you straight up... no one was making was more than anybody else. That was one of the things that we said… Rachel (Bolan) and Scotti (Hill) and I, we were like 'This is easy from that perspective.' I'm not going to sit there and do it any other way. It was more about control, I think. Other people having a desire to have more control over this thing than we were willing to give, and it was not about anything other than this is our band. This is not ego-driven, I promise you. It wasn't about me making more money than you, or you making more… it wasn't about that at all. I guess it was the personality conflicts that existed before, 20 years ago that are still there."
The paperback edition of Sebastian Bach's autobiography, 18 And Life On Skid Row, will be available on November 14th. Order via the Amazon widget below.
18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild, and 18 & Life, and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show The Gilmore Girls.
In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 And Life On Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.