Skid Row fallout not just between Bach and Bolan
Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan says it’s not true that a fallout between he and Sebastian Bach is preventing a classic lineup reunion.
He insists Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill both have their own reasons for not wanting to work with Bach again.
Bolan tells Legendary Rock Interviews: “I’d really rather not talk about him – but I can say I think everybody has a beef with him, honestly.
“I know what it’s like from this side, Snake, Scotti and myself; and I know all of our feelings towards that.”
Bach last year said that only one member of Skid Row was refusing to let a reunion take place. But Bolan says: “We just choose to ignore his comments because it really doesn’t matter.”
Johnny Solinger has fronted the band for 14 years now, and the bassist sees no reason why that might change – especially since they’re so pleased with new EP United World Rebellion Chapter 1, out on April 15.
“These EPs will be the third album, so to speak, that we’ve put out with Johnny,” says Boland. “Granted, there has been a lot of time between each one; but, really, it was like that with the first two albums as well. That’s just how we work and that’s part of the reason we’ve decided to release a series of EPs instead of one full-length record.”
He feels the new work harks back to their Slave To The Grind era. “When Snake and I were writing we purposely didn’t listen to the radio,” he says. “Instead we listened to the stuff that influenced us growing up, the stuff that basically helped us write the first two records.
“When you have a career that spans a long time it becomes really easy to get far away from your roots. If you make a conscious effort to try and pay attention to what your musical roots were it seems like stuff starts coming out.”
And his message to those who still hold out hope for Bach’s return is: “Johnny’s here to stay. If people aren’t getting it by now, they’re probably never going to get it.
“I know people who still won’t listen to AC/DC because Bon Scott isn’t singing, which is just ridiculous – but true.”