Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach promoted his long-awaited autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", with an appearance on a recent edition of "The Hill-Man Morning Show" on Boston's radio station WAAF. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
Asked if he ever comes across female groupies now that he first met early on in his career whom he can no longer remember, Bach said: "Well, this is, like, thirty years' worth of stuff in [the book], and it's been so long, really, that I've been like that that it doesn't happen very often, if at all, these days. But it would be a nice fantasy, I guess, if it did. [Laughs]"
He continued: "I do so many concerts — that's what the music industry is these days — that I'm kind of like a Broadway troll when I'm on the road. I literally go from the bus to the stage to the bus to the hotel to the bus to the stage to the bus… Because I'm too exhausted to do anything else, really. So it's not as much fun as you might think it is. The fun is definitely had on the stage these days for me.
"[I've done] forty concerts since October in seven countries, so it's been nuts. That's not including this insane book tour, which is mental."
"18 And Life On Skid Row" came out on December 6 via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. In the book, Bach is brutally frank in his description of life on the road and exploits with METALLICA, Ozzy Osbourne and GUNS N' ROSES, among others.
In a recent interview with NPR, Bach was asked what convinced him to begin investing in home life, in family, in just staying still after spending so much time partying on the road. He said: "One major thing that happened. I always get my ears checked; I don't know if you know that the singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, had to end his career because of his hearing loss. So I'm always getting my ears checked, 'cause I'm always playing loud music — that's my job. And my doctor did a hearing test on me like two years ago and he said, 'Sebastian, I can tell that you've played rock 'n' roll your whole life. Your hearing is fine — but if you don't start turning it down, ten years from now you will wish that you did.' And I broke down and cried in the doctor's office, because I, for a second, tried to imagine a life without music."
He continued: "I can't imagine not being able to listen to music. And so I did what he told me to do: I turned it down. And who knew that you could even hear the music better turning it down! Music that I've listened to all my life — I'm like, 'Oh, listen to that harmony! Listen to that guitar part! I never heard that! Turn it down so I can hear it!'"