Bach: I rehearsed with Motley.. then they offered me job
Motley Crue mainman Nikki Sixx says Sebastian Bach’s claim that he was invited to join Motley Crue is “not true.”
But the former Skid Row singer has responded by insisting it is true – and that the invitation came after he’d rehearsed with the band.
Earlier this week Bach was asked by a fan on Twitter if he’d been “considered to replace Vince in Motley,” to which he replied: “Not considered. Asked.”
After the news was reported Sixx commented on his radio show (audio below): “He says that Motley Crue wanted him to replace Vince Neil – and I’m just going to say right now: that is absolutely not true.
“At the time Vince left Motley in 1990, 89, 90 – somewhere in there, 91 – he was in Skid Row and Skid Row was on top of the world. Snake, their guitar player, was one of my very best friends. So I think I would remember that.
“I think maybe Sebastian wanted to be in Motley Crue and just forgot to tell us that he wanted to be in Motley Crue when we were looking for a singer.”
Sixx, who said he thought Bach should still be a member of Skid Row, added: “I don’t think we would have taken him anyway, just because of our friends.”
But Bach writes on his Facebook page: “It’s not every day you wake up to one of your childhood heroes calling you a liar. Either that, or Nikki Sixx’s memory needs some serious ‘refreshing.’
“The fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join Motley Crue – I actually rehearsed with the band Motley Crue. I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee and I spent a full day singing the Motley Crue set with the band Motley Crue. In front of their whole road crew.
“I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki’s very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band Motley Crue. I remember his exact words, that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy, and Mick as well. It’s not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.
“I remember everything about that day…. including what kind of sandwich Tommy Lee had for lunch. I will tell this complete story in my upcoming book.”
Bach hasn’t offered specific details of the event, but in response to Classic Rock‘s story earlier this week he tweeted: “Who ever said it was 1992? It was way before that. Ho-hum.”
Meanwhile, the vocalist has thanked girlfriend Minnie Gupta for helping him keep away from alcohol, tweeting: “Today I am indeed 180 days sober. Thank you for believing in me.”