In a recent interview with Sleaze Roxx, Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan discussed misconceptions about the band’s financial situation. The musician said that although people think all the members struggle financially, the reality is quite the opposite.
Skid Row is making moves not only with their latest show, ‘Skid Row: Breaking The Band,’ but also with the band’s newest member, Erik Grönwall. The original members of the band, Rachel Bolan, Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo, and former member Sebastian Bach sat down to talk about their experience during Skid Row’s golden years in the spotlight.
They also discuss how Bach left the band. After the situation with Bach and the band breaking up, Skid Row went through trials and tribulations to find their perfect match. Eventually, Erik Grönwall joined the band as the lead singer of Skid Row shortly after gaining fame by winning the Swedish Idol reality show.
In a new interview, Rachel Bolan pointed out many misconceptions about their financial situation as a band. He added that they are not broke as some claim. Bolan also stated that he has tents, but they are good ones. The rocker said they made good money on the road and didn’t have to quit the band and return to their day jobs as Skid Row albums sell more than people assume.
About misconceptions, Rachel Bolan said:
“People have this misconception that everyone in the band is broke, and we’re not. We had some massive songs, which I guess they forgot about, and we sold nearly twenty-three million records. So we’re not broke by any means. I heard some woman say, ‘Oh, they live in tents,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ve got a couple of tents, one in Jersey and one down in Atlantic City, and they’re nice tents.’
We never had to go back to day jobs, the albums kept selling, and we made good money on the road. That’s another misconception we play for peanuts; it’s a lot of peanuts. Don’t slip on the f*cking shells!”
Recently, Skid Row announced their new album ‘The Gang’s All Here,’ which will be released this October for eager fans who have been waiting for an album for sixteen years. The band’s latest record was ‘Revolutions per Minute,’ released on October 24, 2006.