Photo by Florian Stangl

Photo by Florian Stangl

Skid Row currently find themselves without a lead vocalist following the departure of Tony Harnell from TNT, who himself was only in the lineup for a mere matter of months. That has left many longtime hard rock listeners looking at former frontman Sebastian Bach, who fronted Skid Row during the band’s most popular era through the late 80s and early 90s.

Bach himself has personally been clamoring for such a classic Skid Row reunion for some time, most recently noting that both classic lineups of Skid Row and Guns N’ Roses have managed to maintain their health and are still around for such an occasion. Considering GN’R have done what many considered impossible (and hoped for, regardless) by officially bringing back Slash and Duff McKagan, Bach says it’s only fitting that Skid Row follows their lead.

“When people say, ‘Are Skid Row going to get back together?’ I understand that question. [But] I haven’t been in the same room as [Skid Row bassist] Rachel Bolan since ’96. It’s coming up on 20 years,” Bach acknowledged. “If we ever were to reunite on a stage — that’s almost 20 years of getting over whatever the hell it is he’s mad about, because I’m not mad at all.

“The fact that the five guys in Guns N’ Roses are still alive, and the five guys in Skid Row, we’re all still alive, that’s a miracle. It’s almost, like, if you have the chance to do something that epic, and you don’t do it, it’s kind of, like, selfish to me, really.”

Most recently, Bach took to his Twitter account to further address the possibility surrounding a Skid Row reunion. “Only way a Skid Row reunion could happen is if we somehow tried [to] bury a 20-year hatchet between us. Would love the chance to do so #SitDown” He went on to add: “To be honest, I have said some super shitty things [to] them [and] about them. I would like to apologize for shooting my mouth off.”

During almost every occasion where the subject of bringing Bach back into the fold has been brought up to the current Skid Row members, the band has shared a similar animosity towards their former lead singer. As Dave “Snake” Sabo would tell The Aquarian Weekly: “Happiness, to me, is my spirit and my soul is more important to me than having dollars in my wallet. People may [not] believe that and that’s okay. Anybody who knows me knows that to be true. I don’t think you can place a price on happiness.

“We’ve been hit repeatedly over the years with, ‘Why don’t you do a reunion tour?’ And you know what? I understand the question and I get it. I really do, and if I were on the outside, I’d be asking the same question, but no one feels comfortable with that idea.”

Certainly everyone involved should have their own opinions about reuniting, however if there was ever an opportune moment where it could be possible to bring Skid Row back towards their former glory it’s now.