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Sebastian Bach: 'I wanted AC/DC gig'

Cover Media logo Cover Media 03/07/2018

Former Skid Row rocker Sebastian Bach is still sore he wasn't asked to front AC/DC when Brian Johnson had to pull out of the group's Rock or Bust Tour back in 2016.

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Axl Rose stepped up to replace the singer when hearing problems forced him to abandon the heavy rock supergroup's world tour in America, and Bach admits he was "jealous" when her heard the Guns N' Roses star had landed the gig for the remaining 10 North American dates and beyond.

"I was jealous that I didn't get a chance, 'cause I can f**kin' sing AC/DC pretty f**kin' good too, and I'm not just saying that," he said during a recent appearance on Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon.

"At first, I was, like, 'F**k man!' I was jealous. But then, of course, I understand, obviously, why he would get the gig - because people don't know how to sing anymore; it's like a dying art."

Bach went on to blast the quality of modern rock singers, insisting there are no more great vocalists.

"Maybe I haven't heard any, but where is the new Jeff Buckley? Or where's the new Steve Tyler...? There's a lack of original-sounding heavy metal vocalists," he grumbled. "To me, when we were all starting out in the '80s, we all knew that we had to have our own sound. That was the goal of every musician back then, because there was no such thing as Pro Tools or computers. I had to find my own vocal sound.

"Even when I first got in Skid Row, Jon Bon Jovi said, 'Sebastian, sometimes you sound like Vince Neil, sometimes you sound like (Ronnie James) Dio, sometimes you sound like (Rob) Halford, sometimes you sound like Neil Diamond... You have to find your own sound'.

"It freaked me out. I was, like, 'F**k! I have to do this, like, right now!' I have to find what is the Sebastian Bach vocal sound."

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