Considering the success of the Guns N’ Roses reunion, you’d think bands, like Skid Row, would want to follow suit. However, it’s not for lack of trying, according to Sebastian Bach.
Bach recently talked with Beasley Media Group’s Meltdown from WRIF, and he recalled who inspired him to reach out to his former bandmates recently and the response (or lack thereof) he received:
“I was at Jerry Cantrell’s birthday party, and Robert Trujillo was there, the bass player for Metallica. And he just came to me — he goes, ‘Why aren’t you guys together?’ I go, ‘Oh, this and this and this.’ And he looks at me, like… He goes, ‘You know people would really dig that, right?’ I go, ‘Yeah, I know.’ And he goes, ‘Why don’t you just text them something nice?’ This is from Metallica, right? I go, ‘Dude, I tried that. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t do anything.’ And he goes, ‘Sebastian, just text them something nice. Just do it.’ He goes, ‘Of course it’s gonna work.’ So, I went home, and I go, ‘Okay, Metallica is telling me to do this. I should take Metallica’s advice. Okay. I’m gonna do it again.’ So I texted ’em, the whole band. I go, ‘Hey, guys, it’s coming up. January of 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the ‘Skid Row’ record coming out. I think we should maybe put out a re-release with bonus material and ‘Oh Say Can You Scream’ Blu-ray and posters and passes’ — everything that Rush puts out that I go buy and everything that every other band puts out…I collect this stuff. I go, ‘Let’s do a 30th-anniversary [reissue]. Hope you all are well. Look forward to hearing [from] you.’ And I sent that, and I got no response. I’m not making this up…No, nothing. Okay. I guess that’s a dumb idea…It’s the 30th anniversary of the first album. The fans would probably dig a deluxe package. But stupid ol’ me — what do I know?”
To listen to this interview in its entirety, head over to WRIF.com.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.