Former Skid Row frontman, Sabastian Bach, recently talked with “WDHA Morning Jolt,” and offered his opinion on the recent suicides in the music industry and stated that he could never turn to suicide as an answer.
Bach talked about never taking anything for granted and considered himself fortunate to live the life he has lived. Without not wanting to say the wrong thing or directly saying the names Chris Cornell, or Chester Bennington, Bach commented on what he thinks are some of reasons why artists take their own lives.
I think some people feel like they’re owed something out of life, and I never, ever felt like that. I always considered myself so lucky and so fortunate to be able to do this.
Not to get too heavy here, but when I see these guys commit suicide — I think that maybe — I don’t wanna say something wrong — but I think that they have an idea of what rock stardom is, and then it’s not what they expected. My thing is I never expected this. I never expected to be a big rock star or have a career that’s 35, 40 years going. I never expected it, so anything good that happens to me, I’m, like, this is like a bonus, this is, like, killer. I’m very appreciative that I get the chance to do this.
I would never kill myself because I’m too much of a fan of rock. I really love it — I really, really love the music. And if I got in a car wreck or something — knock on wood — and I wasn’t able to perform, I would be like a total rock nerd, collecting my records and doing that kind of thing, ’cause that’s who I am. If you hung out with me, you’d know that I’m really a fan of music who got to make it big somehow.
Bach joined Skid Row in 1987, when the band was looking for a new singer. He recorded three studio albums with Skid Row before leaving the band in 1996 and started a solo career where he released three more studio albums. Skid Row’s first two albums with Bach have reached multi-platinum status. Their debut self-titled album is certified five times platinum, while their second album, Slave To The Grind, which didn’t have any hit singles, is certified twice platinum. In 1990, Skid Row won an American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist.