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Date: Aug 24 01:48:56 2011
Sebastian Bach Talks About Solo Album In New Interview


Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach sat down for an interview recently with Mary Ouellette of Loudwire in which he discussed his latest solo album, "Kicking and Screaming.  Check out a few choice excerpts from the chat below.

 

Ouellette: "Kicking & Screaming" is the first single and it's also the album title. Do you feel like this song and sentiment are indicative of the album sound as a whole?

Bach: I always try to make every song sound different, so no, I don't think so. All the songs are very different. There are three ballads on the record. It wouldn't be a Sebastian Bach CD without the ballads; I like singing like that. There's some fast tempo rock, there's some dirty, sleazy rock and there's some metal, too. I tried to make the whole album have dynamics with different feels and tempos.

Ouellette: You've described the sound of this CD as following in the footsteps of your last solo album, "Angel Down", and your releases with SKID ROW and not wanting to "reinvent the wheel."

Bach: The thing is, the music that I made: "18 and Life", "I Remember You", "Youth Gone Wild", those songs are still played on the radio and on VH1 as much as they ever were. They're always on and they're always in my face. I'm not doing anything different on "Kicking & Screaming" than I did on the first Skid Row album. I'm doing exactly the same thing, because those songs have lasted the test of time, so I figure if I like the music and I make it, the fans will like it, too, because it's worked my whole life. I like bands like Rush, AC/DC and Neil Young that just keep putting out solid albums. I know what my voice sounds like and I know what music my fans expect from me, so I'm just going to keep making kick-ass rock 'n' roll 'til the day I die, and that's good enough for me. That should be the name of your article.

Ouellette: You've ruled out a Skid Row reunion many times. Do you ever see yourself being a member of a band again or do you prefer solo work?

Bach: I definitely prefer the solo work. I only have one life, and I'm not getting any younger. I gave 10 years of my life to that band, and then they kicked me out. I'm not into that at all. That's why the albums are released under the name Sebastian Bach; I want you to know what you're getting. You know what you're getting with me and I'm not going to let you down. I would not want to think up a new band name and sell everyone on Hammer Head or Velvet Hammer or Motor Hammer or Sound Hammer.

Ouellette: Or Savage Animal?

Bach: Yeah! I'm not into all of that. I just want to get the job done. I'm more interested in the content than the form. A lot of people are more interested in the form of something. If it has the name, they'll go and see it, even if the members of the band are different. I'm more interested in the content: when you press play, does it kick your ass? And the answer is yes, my CD kicks ass.

To read Ouellette's interview with Sebastian in its entirety, Click Here.  Meanwhile, check out the video for "Kicking and Screaming below.

 



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