During an appearance on Eddie Trunk‘s SiriusXM show “Trunk Nation” earlier this week, Sebastian Bach was asked if there have been any updates on his long-rumored reunion with other members of the classic lineup of SKID ROW. He responded: “All I can say is that [my manager] Rick [Sales] is talking to [SKID ROW‘s early manager] Doc [McGhee]. That’s all I can say. That is what is happening, and I don’t have anything else to tell you. All I can tell you is we’re not getting any younger, folks. [Laughs] Let’s put the hair band back together while we’ve got hair. [Laughs]”
SKID ROW has played a number of shows in recent months with the South African-born, British-based singer ZP Theart (DRAGONFORCE, TANK, I AM I), but he has not been officially named the band’s new frontman. Theart stepped into the group following the departure of Tony Harnell, the TNT vocalist who joined SKID ROW in April 2015 as the replacement for Johnny Solinger, the band’s singer for fifteen years.
Despite the fact that fans have been clamoring for a reunion of SKID ROW‘s most popular lineup for nearly twenty years, guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo told The Aquarian Weekly a few months ago that the band had no intention of reconnecting with Bach. “Happiness, to me, is my spirit and my soul is more important to me than having dollars in my wallet,” he explained. “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.”
Bach has consistently expressed his desire to reunite with his former bandmates, telling Loudwire earlier in the year: “I don’t have any reason why not to do that. I have no animosity towards anybody in SKID ROW, and the fact that we’re all, five of us, still alive in this world is a pretty amazing feat. So I would someday definitely like to hear the five guys who made those records play live together again. Yes, I would. ‘Cause I’m a fan too.” He added: “I’m up for it, if they are.”