Bach: Rock's not business to me – it's an adventure

Sebastian Bach believes his humility is what makes him a hit with music fans – even those who aren’t into his work.

The former Skid Row frontman says he never thought he’d make it as a rock star, believing that title was exclusively for icons such as AC/DC and Van Halen.

Bach tells The Portland Mercury: “I don’t take this too seriously. When I got into rock’n’roll, I never thought I would make it, because I thought that only gods could be rock stars.

“So I do everything with a smile, like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’ And I think people feel that, that I’m a real fan of rock’n’roll. It’s not a business to me – it’s an adventure.”

The singer adds he still feels like the kid who used to jump around his bedroom pretending a tennis racket was a guitar.

He says: “Heavy metal and hard rock is something I feel in my blood, and it makes me move around, and fucking jump — it gets me fired up. I think it goes back to when I was a little kid.

“Me and my friends, our favourite thing to do was to get tennis rackets and put on whatever’s popular at the time — Boston, Cheap Trick, Kiss — and we would do jumps off the bed and fucking do all these rock moves. And that’s what I do for a living. I still play a mean tennis racket.”

Bach’s solo band is on a US tour ahead of some European dates, including support slots with Judas Priest. He recently compared Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan to estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, saying: “I haven’t given that guy any reason to dislike me in 19 years.”


Jun 26: Springfield Boondocks, IL

Jun 27: Joliet Mojoes, IL

Jun 28: Sterling Heights Freedom Hill, MI

Jun 30: Kent Outpost Concert Club, OH

Jul 01: Fort Wayne Piere’s Entertainment Center, IN

Jul 02: Dayton Oddbody’s, OH

Jul 03: Pittsburgh Altar Bar, PA

Jul 05: Lancaster Chameleon Club, PA

Jul 07: Baltimore Rams Head, MD

Jul 08: Morgantown Schmitts Saloon, WV

Jul 10: Louisville Expo Five, KY

Jul 11: Little Rock Juanita’s Cantina, AR

Jul 12: Houston Concert Pub North, TX

Jul 14: Dallas Gas Monkey Live, TX

Jul 24: Tel Aviv Reading 3, Israel

Jul 25: Barcelona Rock Fest Can Can Zam, Spain (with Judas Priest)

Jul 26: Madrid Auditorio Miguel Rios, Spain (with Judas Priest)

Aug 15: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, CA

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.