SKID ROW Offer Free Download Of "18 & Life" With New Singer TONY HARNELL
April 13, 2015, 6 years ago
After 14 years of touring and four releases, Skid Row and singer Johnny Solinger have parted ways. In a special episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon Skid Row co-founder and bassist Rachel Bolan discusses the lead singer change. He explains the decision, the hiring of Tony Harnell, the possibility of a live album and more.
Speaking about Johnny Solinger, Bolan states: "At certain times, you get a feeling that someone isn't putting 100 percent into things and Skid Row is very important to the rest of us. We wanted to carry on with quality performances."
On Solinger’s split with Skid Row, co-founding member and guitarist Snake Sabo stated, “We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best.”“Sometimes things just end. People go in different directions and grow apart and you have to make a decision. He will always be our brother,” adds Rachel Bolan.
The vacancy for a new frontman has been filled by powerhouse vocalist Tony Harnell. This news comes hot on the heels of his departure from Norway based band, TNT. “Tony’s experience, power and undeniable range made our decision an easy one,” commented guitarist Scotti Hill. Drummer Rob Hammersmith added, “I believe this will be a great year for Skid Row. I’m looking forward for things to come.”
When asked about joining forces with Skid Row, Harnell said, "I'm so excited and honored to be a part of such a great band with an amazing legacy and legions of faithful fans! The guys and I have known each other for many years and this is such a natural fit. I look forward to getting out there and playing live together and being a part of making new music and creating our future together. It's time to rock!"
The band will head into the studio to record the third chapter of the United World Rebellion trilogy this summer. They will also hit the road for another world tour in support.