SEBASTIAN BACH Finally Sells Former New Jersey Home
January 21, 2016, 6 years ago
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, who made New Jersey his home for 21 years, has finally sold the Lincroft home that was condemned after massive flooding from Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Speaking to Vicki Hyman of NJ Advance Media, Baz - who now lives in Los Angeles - says, "To me, New Jersey is Skid Row. That's why I moved there. That's the reason I bought a house there. New Jersey means so much to me about rock and roll. The Stone Pony, you know, Asbury Park. The beach. The boardwalk. The Count Basie Theatre, downtown Red Bank. Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. Vintage Vinyl. For me, walking around Jersey is, like, haunted. I played Giants Stadium when I was 20 years old for 75,000 people. New Jersey is Skid Row. We came from there. We are New Jersey. So without Skid Row, I can't be in New Jersey."
Bach put the house on the market in 2012, and at one point was asking as much as $669,000 for it, but it sold for $272,500 — about $85,000 less than what he paid nearly 20 years ago, according to Zillow. Learn more at this location.
In other news, HarperCollins imprint, Dey Street Books, will release Sebastian Bach’s autobiography, 18 And Life On Skid Row, on April 12th in a hardcover edition.
An official description of the book reads:
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, Mötley Crüe, 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.