Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is currently working on material for a new solo album which he says will be released through an as-yet-undisclosed "major label."
**UPDATE**: Sebastian Bach has released the following clarification/statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"It says on Blabbermouth today that my new CD will be released 'on a major label.' I never said this because as of right now, that is not true.
"Blabbermouth is the best rock site on the web, but they frequently take things out of context. What I said was 'a major label has come to the table with [the funds] to make the new record,' which is true! BUT, I am sorry to say, the major label is Sony Japan. Right now the only country that will put out my record on a major label is Japan. I thank them for their support.
"Sony Japan is the only major label in the world that I am aware of that wants new music from me. Of course, this is humiliating to write, but I am forced to clarify this because of today's Blabbermouth.
"How I wish the article was true!
"By the way, if you count the unreleased 'country' songs I have, there are around 30 tracks I have that I would love to jam on your iPod. Thanks to Japan, I just may be able to do that!"
Bach's current solo band includes guitarists Nick Sterling and Johnny Chromatic, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and bassist Rob DeLuca.
Sebastian last year collaborated with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta on several tracks for Bach's new solo album, with Nick and Charlie Bellmore of the Connecticut band PHANTOMS assisting during the pre-production process. The singer has also written material with John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON).
Commented Sebastian: "Nick is very prolific.
"This will be the most demos by far I have recorded for any record I have ever done, counting all the songs I have with Nick, John 5, Charlie Bellmore, Jeffrey Steele, Vicky McGehee, and Jamey Jasta.
"Nick's melodies are very challenging and he is making me step up my game in the studio. Teaching me stuff about recording, too!
"He is coming here soon and we are gonna write a song with Aaron Lewis of STAIND!
"Met Aaron at John Rich's house and hung with him Friday in [Atlantic City]!
"Can't wait to crush your iPod with new jams!!"
He added, "As I said a couple of days ago, I have 21 demos for new rock CD. 18 rockers, three ballads.
"You can only fit 13 songs max on a CD. I gotta pick the best songs out of these.
"Believe me, this album will rock hard like every album I have ever done. But I dig singing ballads, too. Gotta have dynamics on the CD.
"By the way, did I mention I have EIGHTEEN rockers and THREE ballads?
"Chillax, people, trust me! It's only been 21 years we've been rocking together, fer fux sakes, hahaha!"
Bach supported GUNS N' ROSES on their recently completed South American and Canadian tours.
Bach is best known for selling 20 million albums as the former lead singer of SKID ROW. He has gone on to star on Broadway and television, including five seasons on CW's "Gilmore Girls", as well as hit shows on VH1, MTV and CMT. Bach's most recent studio project was "Angel Down", his first solo album since 1999. The record features 14 songs with a guest appearance by GUNS N' ROSES front man Axl Rose on three cuts, including a blistering version of AEROSMITH's "Back In The Saddle".