While there were a ton of hard rock bands with notable frontmen in the mid-to-late '80s, there weren't many who held a candle to the vocal range provided by Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach. And Bach had a killer band to work with, as Dave 'Snake' Sabo, Scotti Hill, Rachel Bolan and Rob Affuso handled both full-on rockers and power ballads with skill.
It’s been seven years since Skid Row have released any new music but all that is about to change come April 16 when the New Jersey rockers deliver their new disc ‘United World Rebellion – Chapter One.’ The EP serves as the first offering in a series that the band plans to roll out in the near future.
In announcing their 'An Evening With…' concerts, Halestorm promised that fans would get a chance to see different sides of the band. On Thursday night (Dec. 27) in Philadelphia, the band got a chance to prove it, incorporating cover songs from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row and more into their set.
Currently in the studio working on their fourth disc, Stone Sour announced the official departure of bassist Shawn Economaki in early May. With Economaki out of the picture and the bassist position wide open, it begged the question - who would be playing bass for Stone Sour moving forward?
By pretty much all accounts, the musical divorce between Skid Row and Sebastian Bach in the mid '90s worked out pretty well for everyone -- the band has moved on with singer Johnny Solinger, who's logged over a decade in the position, and Bach has pursued an eclectic solo career, while dabbling in reality TV. But there are still plenty of people who'd like to see a reunion -- including Bach himself.
So, we already know that Sebastian Bach has ruled out any warm fuzzy reunions with his old bandmates in Skid Row, but what about the Brendan ‘Brush’ Shiels incarnation of Skid Row? In case you’re not familiar with Shiels, he’s the founding member of the 70’s Irish blues-rock band of the same moniker -- the band that guitarist Gary Moore got his start with?