Bach sober after 25 years on booze

Sebastian Bach says he's now living a teetotal lifestyle after 25 years of drinking every night.

The former Skid Row frontman has compared his former habit to the board game Monopoly – and adds that it landed him in trouble on too many occasions.

Bach tells Mike James Rock Show: “I know this is going to come as a shock to the continent of Europe, but I don’t drink any more. I’m not exactly straight-edge, but I don’t drink alcohol. I might have a smoke once in a while, but I don’t drink.

“You know the game Monopoly? Do not pass ‘go’ – do not collect $200, go straight to jail? That’s what drinking is for me. I just get pretty crazy on it, and I don’t know when to stop. Some people can be social and have a drink now and then. When I start drinking, I don’t know when to stop.

“I drank every night of my life for probably 25 years — every fucking night. And I loved it. But you have to make a choice of whether you want to be in this for a long time or not be your best. It’s a very challenging environment.

“So I just want to be the best I can be. I just feel physically better, and I look physically better. When I get fucked up every night, I look like pure hell, like anybody else does.”

Bach played at Sonisphere this past weekend, packing out the Bohemia Stage tent on Saturday.

Sebastian Bach on drinking

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.