Sebastian Bach Caught In GN'R Crossfire

Sebastian Bach says he has a hard time remaining friends with people on both sides of the Guns n'Roses split.

Sebastian Bach Caught In GN'R Crossfire
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Sebastian Bach says he has a hard time remaining friends with people on both sides of the Guns N'Roses split. And he's frustrated that radio stations featuring his former band Skid Row on heavy rotation have failed to even mention his recent solo album. Bach remains friends with GnR frontman Axl Rose and former bassist Duff McKagan. He's recently worked with both. But he found himself in a crossfire situation over the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, which Rose eventually decided not to attend. Bach tells CleveScene: "I just played with Duff and Matt Sorum in a band called the Rock'n'Roll Allstars with Gene Simmons and Joe Elliott. I'm also friends with Axl, and I don't want to piss off either side." "When I stick up for Axl, Duff gets mad at me. When I stick up for Duff, Axl gets mad at me. It's totally true." Discussing April's ceremony Bach says: "It seems like Axl was getting railroaded into doing something he didn't want to do. If you're an artist, someone can't tell you how to make your art." And he doesn't believe his old band is likely to make it into the Rock Hall any time soon. "I don't see how," he says, "when Kiss and Rush aren't in. I went to the Hall of Fame and I was pleased because they had a set of Skid Row drumsticks in the building. I was very excited, since they have four floors devoted to Laura Nyro." "Once I got past the escalator it was all Laura Nyro and the Hollies. When you're competing against Laura Nyro, you know you're in hallowed halls." Bach is bewildered as to why his recent solo album "Kicking And Screaming" failed to get airplay from stations that constantly broadcast his earlier work. He explains: "What frustrates me is a station like Hair Nation that plays Skid Row two or three times an hour and that's no exaggeration. That station is built on me so they f--king owe me." "You built your f--king station on my high notes. Whose hair is it you're talking about? Mine." "The station that's Skid Row on every hour won't play my new album. I don't get it. Take my sh-t off your station!" The singer recently lashed out after his Skid Row replacement Johnny Solinger had said a reunion would never happen, alleging the quotes had been made up.

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    iommi600
    "That station is built on me so they ****ing owe me."
    Way to be humble, man...
    metallimaiden90
    "When I stick up for Axl, Duff gets mad at me. When I stick up for Duff, Axl gets mad at me. Its totally true."
    The "totally true" part makes it seem totally untrue.
    Kriggs
    His story sounds inconsistent. Stood up for Duff/Axl then Axl/Duff get pissed at him. Doesnt make sense since Duff played with Guns in London recently (also Izzy). The only problem Axl seems to really have a problem with is Slash and I hardly hear Slash or Bach mention each other EVER. Plus Bach is a whingy selfish prima donna.
    Abacus11
    Well... that's why you just be yourself and stop caring about who's mad at you.
    Minivirus2
    Kriggs wrote: His story sounds inconsistent. Stood up for Duff/Axl then Axl/Duff get pissed at him. Doesnt make sense since Duff played with Guns in London recently (also Izzy). The only problem Axl seems to really have a problem with is Slash and I hardly hear Slash or Bach mention each other EVER. Plus Bach is a whingy selfish prima donna.
    Honestly,I saw Slash live on Saturday and as much as it saddens me to know I'll never see the original Guns, seeing Slash w/Myles and Co. was simply amazing. Plus, Myles is easily a capable replacement for Axl.
    Minivirus2
    come2gether wrote: Sebastian Bach is a redneck loser who was in a band that in any other 5 year span in music history would've been laughed at. But they came out at the right time (late 80's), and they had a few decent anthems. He's a good singer. But so what? His time is over, just like Axl, just like Slash. Their all dinosaurs who should just enjoy that they had big success once long ago and maybe play state fairs every now and then.
    Are you an idiot? No, seriously? Axl is still playing sold out shows all over the world and Slash isn't exactly doing to bad either, with two highly successful solo albums in the bag. Bach is a crusty old joke now, but Axl and Slash? Must be some 15yr old hipster who thinks anyone outside of the past decade should retire.
    crazysam23_Atax
    He explains: "What frustrates me is a station like Hair Nation that plays Skid Row two or three times an hour and thats no exaggeration. That station is built on me so they f--king owe me."
    I wonder what his former bandmates think of statements like that. Point is, ego and music mix too often.
    Maiden95
    Hair Nation sucks dick anyway, I wouldn't want my songs being played on there.
    RetroGunslinger
    When I saw him recently he slagged off Axl several times between songs so he's clearly doing a good job sticking up for him.
    SmittyMan90
    theboss123 wrote: Was i the onl one who expected the classical bach? eh, oh well.
    far cry dude lol
    BradTheBluefish
    Honestly, any station that plays a bands old music and never even gives that band's new stuff the light of day, I don't see why they can't be band for using that band's material.
    Morgothik
    Radio rarely plays new albums by old bands. They play news songs from new bands and old songs from old bands. It's always been that way.
    sch1z0
    Sebastian, just go back to trading cigarettes for dope across the US/Canada border.
    kiba56
    Well I think they shoudl take skid row off radio unless its there old skid row songs wht there songs with sabastian in them and also they shoudl put sabastian bachs solo stuff on air. Skid row just sucks without bach in my opinion. heck i read that sabastian was kicked because he wanted to tour with kiss and the others did not want to,,,and they end up touring with kiss when hes gone.
    ronhoward
    And saying Axl and Slash 'maybe play state fairs every now and then' is completely stupid. I guess state fairs where you come from are sold out arenas. Axl's issue is his ego. That's why CD took 15+ years to make. He's always had talented musicians around him and they have the ability to make great songs. He just can't get his head out of his ass long enough to do it. As far as Slash goes I'm pretty sure that Velvet Revolver thing may have turned out ok, but I could be wrong. I'm pretty sure between that and his Slash N Friends album his career had a rebirth. If it ever even fell off.
    NorCalLos
    ReldvS wrote: they wont play ur solo cd ,Bach, cuz it SUX!!! ive heard it and it was no good IMO. so the radio should play ur sucky cd cuz they owe u? how bout u make a good cd and then they will play it. wake up dude. make good music again and it will get played again. Skids reunion might b cool but the new singer is just as good IMO, seen em live front center and to me he was jus as amazing as Bach was in his prime
    You would think they would at least play it a few times to see how fans respond, or do a "like it or spike it" kinda thing and play it once and have people call/text their opinion. Ya, I know...I'm old.
    blueboxdoctor
    Why can't UG have articles about new bands and artists anymore? That said, Bach needs to grow up. Sure, his music may not be played that much on air, but at least he's already known by everyone who cares to know. On the other hand there are plenty of better, lesser known (and new) bands that don't get airtime either.
    come2gether
    No minivirus2, Axl may still be playing sold-out shows, but it's just people who want to hear Sweet Child O Mine, Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City. It's basically "Axl & Friends", not Gun's N Roses anymore. And slash just gets a bunch of singers to play on his alt. rock albums. He could do what Santana did, and make great songs to do that same, thing with(hire guest singers), and have a huge career rebirth, but Axl's songs suck regardless of charting high for one week before falling off the chart.
    NiinjaMaster36
    Come on guys, axl was at the induction, he was just so late every one had already left by the time he got there
    ReldvS
    they wont play ur solo cd ,Bach, cuz it SUX!!! ive heard it and it was no good IMO. so the radio should play ur sucky cd cuz they owe u? how bout u make a good cd and then they will play it. wake up dude. make good music again and it will get played again. Skids reunion might b cool but the new singer is just as good IMO, seen em live front center and to me he was jus as amazing as Bach was in his prime
    come2gether
    Sebastian Bach is a redneck loser who was in a band that in any other 5 year span in music history would've been laughed at. But they came out at the right time (late 80's), and they had a few decent anthems. He's a good singer. But so what? His time is over, just like Axl, just like Slash. Their all dinosaurs who should just enjoy that they had big success once long ago and maybe play state fairs every now and then.
    nickzippelli
    kiba56 wrote: Well I think they shoudl take skid row off radio unless its there old skid row songs wht there songs with sabastian in them and also they shoudl put sabastian bachs solo stuff on air. Skid row just sucks without bach in my opinion. heck i read that sabastian was kicked because he wanted to tour with kiss and the others did not want to,,,and they end up touring with kiss when hes gone.
    What are you 13 years old? Please proof read before you post. I'm not being a grammar nazi, but that was fvcking painful to read
    ilovemySG
    to be honest? i love guns and roses, but if they fell off the planet by this point I really wouldn't care. All the drama and sub par albums each of the members have released recently just turns the newer listeners (and some older ones) away from the old good stuff. There's kids out there who know Slash's album with buckethead from guitar hero, but give you a stupid look when you talk about apetite...just stop making all this BS!
    twiggyjimmy
    Nobody cares about Skid Row or you, for that matter. He talks like he changed the music scene on some extreme level. As far as being friends with people, who the hell cares. Why don't you stay out of other peoples business douchebag?
    ronhoward
    Bach is a redneck loser? From Canada ay?!? That's pretty much silly. I think that Skid Row was one of the best bands to come out of the hair metal scene. Slave To The Grind and Subhuman Race are ****ing great. Bach is an *****. But there's no way you can compare Solinger to Bach. Maybe now since Sebastian is getting older and doesn't have the voice of his younger days. But I just can't listen to Skid Row now. I haven't heard Bach's new album, but that one before it wasn't very good IMO.