Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sebastian Bach - 18 And Life On Skid Row (Book Review)

I recently finished reading the Sebastian Bach book, 18 and Life on Skid Row. Sebastian of course was the lead singer of hair metal band Skid Row between 1987-1996.

This was a very entertaining and easy read. Bach got his start by singing in the church choir, which eventually led him to singing in the band Kid Wikkid in Toronto, his stint in the mega glam band Madam X and then onto Jersey band Skid Row. And after getting the boot out of Skid Row, he went on to acting in a few Broadway plays.

Sebastian tells some great stories about hanging with the likes of Axl Rose of Guns N Roses and the rest of the band, but especially Axl as they have been close friends for years now. Stories of partying with Pantera whom Skid Row took on the road for a tour. My favorite story though was of Bach hanging, recording and partying with his guitar hero Ace Frehley of KISS fame.

From reading this book there is no doubt that he could be an asshole with his drinking and drug taking which in time had him on his own tour bus while touring with Skid Row. There are some great stories here which he tells in great detail about the drugs, drinking, women and sex everything you would expect from a heavy metal singer during the late 80's early 90's.

All and all I enjoyed reading this book, he reminds me of David Lee Roth of Van Halen with his wild stories and how he goes about telling them. A great read.

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