SKID ROW guitarist on possibly reuniting with SEBASTIAN BACH: ‘This conversation doesn’t even enter my brain’

In a new interview with Push the limits, SKID RANK guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo he was asked if he still had a relationship with the group’s former singer, Sebastian Bach. He replied: “Not at all. None. We’ve all moved on. That was a very long time ago; we’re talking about 23 years ago [that SKID ROW reformed without Sebastian]so that was a very long time ago. [Laughs]”

Eager to know if he ever sees a day down the road when he can make amends with Sebastian and they are able to have a conversation again, Snake said, “You know what? I don’t know. I have to be honest – it’s not something I think about. Really, it’s not something I think about. My mind is still in the present and here and now And I’m grateful for all that we’ve created – all of the collective people that have been part of SKID RANK – that we have all created from the very beginning until now.

“The only thing I can have any part or control over is right now, and this is the band it is now,” he continued. “And we have a new record coming out, “The Gang is All There”. And I think we made some really, really good music. I hope people feel the same.

“We’re really proud of where we’re at right now. We’re really proud of the way we’re playing and the tours we’re doing, and we’re going to keep moving forward. So this conversation doesn’t even enter in my brain, to be honest.”

Bach before SKID RANK until 1996 when he was fired. Instead of throwing in the towel, the remaining members took a break and continued playing briefly in a band called OZONE MONDAY.

In 1999, SKID RANK reformed and, after some revamping over the years, presented a line-up consisting of bassists Rachel Bolanguitarists Sabo and Scotti Hillalongside the drummer Rob Hammersmith and singer Johnny Solinger.

SKID RANK fired Solingen by telephone in April 2015, a few hours before announcing the ex-DTT singer Tony Harnell as his replacement. Eight months later, Harnel left the group and was replaced by a British singer of South African descent PZ Theartwho previously led DRAGON FORCE, TANK and I am I. Art was fired from SKID RANK in February and was replaced by Erik Grönwallwho was previously a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT

Last March, Sabo was requested by Scott Penfold from Loaded Radio what he thinks of people still calling for a meeting with Bach. He said, “Well, it’s been 23 years [since SKID ROW reformed], so to say I’m done would be an understatement. We tried [a reunion] slightly [back in 2016]. We dipped our toes in the water and realized it wasn’t so good. It’s just one of those things where we still couldn’t agree; we couldn’t even get past just texting.

“I’m really, really happy where we are,” Snake continued. “I’m very proud of our past, and all the credit goes to everyone involved in all aspects of our career, whoever it was, because it all led to where we are now.

“I’ve been asked thousands of times, ‘What about payday [of a reunion with Sebastian]?’ And that’s all well and good, but if that’s why I did it – if that’s why we did this; I can speak for everyone – we probably wouldn’t,” Sabo Explain. “I want to be happy, and I am very, very happy. And the guys too; everyone is really happy.

“The musical climate is what it is, and we’re a classic rock band, and I’m proud of that. And we’re still able to make music. I mean, Jeez — I live a very, most blessed, man,” Snake added. “I have nothing but gratitude and humility for what we have accomplished and for what we are able to continue to do. So while there may be people who display dollar signs with a lot zeros, I still have to be happy doing it, and I do. And that’s the most important thing. I need to be happy to be in a band with the people I’m in a band. A lot of other bands can hang out and they don’t see each other until they’re on stage and traveling in separate buses and all that, and that’s fine, but I don’t want to live my life like that. I don’t want to be on stage and living some kind of lie; that’s So, while I’m grateful for people’s interest and so on, I’m even more grateful that we can still play some music to make a living on our terms.

Last summer, Bach said to Florida 98.7 Streets radio station that “there is no reason” for the classic SKID RANK not to get together. “When these guys [in SKID ROW] try to say [about me], “It is difficult to work with”, let me say it once again. We haven’t been in the same room together since the year 1996,” he said. “Shut up thinking you know how I am. You don’t know what I am. And the ‘Gilmore Girls’ think I’m okay to work with; Broadway thinks I can work with me; the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ think I’m fine; GUNS N’ ROSES think I’m pretty cool. We’re not getting any younger.”

Sebastian continued by saying that a SKID RANK the reunion “should ‘happen’ for the fans. And we’re absolutely running out of bands — bands that can play in sheds,” he said. “The fact that we’re all still alive and we’re all in our 50s – some closer to 60 than others – but that, to me, is selfish that we’re not together.

“I can play with anyone. I do play with everyone [laughs] – except for them.”

less than two years ago, SKID RANK bass player Rachel Bolan also confirmed that he and his comrades “had the idea” of reuniting with Bach Next Harnelit’s the start. But Rachel shot down the possibility of rekindling his friendship with Sebastianexplaining, “Well…Here’s the soundbite of Blabbermouth. I wouldn’t say we were friends [when we were in a band together]. We were bandmates. You know what I mean? We are two very different people.” Bolan added that he had not seen Bach “in years.”

Three years ago, Bach was requested by rolling stone what it would take to SKID RANK be reunited. He replied: “These guys would have to realize that I have a manager for life. His name is Rick Sales. I’ve been with him since 2006. They don’t want to deal with a guy like that. They want to give a singer who doesn’t have a manager $700 to $800 a week. I have a team that has worked with me and won’t allow me to be fooled. I didn’t have this team when I was 19.”

In response to Bachincome tax returns SKID RANKthe singer, Sabo Told rolling stone in an email: “I guess fact-checking isn’t in his skill set… All five of us go on stage as a band and we’re all paid the same. We’re in this together. There is no ego.”

Sebastian went on to say that SKID RANK was “about to get together, but it didn’t happen. The fact that it didn’t happen obviously makes me a little bitter, because life only gets shorter, as the song goes,” said he added.

“I wouldn’t say ‘came close'” Bolan Told rolling stone in an email response to Bach‘s account of the meeting talks. “We had the idea. Snake and I went so far as to discuss money with agents and promoters. But we quickly learned after a few text conversations, why we fired him in the first place. Nothing beats your happiness and peace of mind.”

Sabo added: “It was already a miserable experience, and we didn’t even make a phone call.”

Last year, Bach went on a US tour during which he celebrated the 30th anniversary of SKID RANKthe second album of, “Slave to the grind”.

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