Sebastian Bach, best known for being the lead vocalist of Skid Row from 1987 to 1996, continues his music career with his solo band. Recently, he spoke about whether there has been a change in his voice and compared his situation with Bono and Geddy Lee.
Bach is currently on tour in honor of the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s ‘Slave to the Grind,’ singing only the band’s songs and celebrating the release of their most loved and appreciated album. He recently received backlash for having a Skid Row-only setlist, but the musician said this was expected since it is an album tour.
In a recent interview, Bach was asked whether he regrets writing such hard vocals to perform live. He stated that even after 30 years, his voice is still the same, and there is no decline in his vocal skills. He continued to talk about performing songs live and compared his situation with Rush’s Geddy Lee and U2’s Bono.
Here is what he replied:
“All I can tell you is that I’ve been singing so much in the last four or months. I can’t tell you exactly what I was doing yet, but I will be able to. My voice is the same it’s always been.”
He continued by talking about Bono and Lee:
“I’ve gotta say just a couple of things answering your question — a couple of things come to mind. For a guy like me or a guy like Bono or a guy like — I don’t know, Geddy Lee or somebody like that, making a record is not the same as doing a show; it’s not the same thing; it’s a different thing.
Making a record is you standing in an air-conditioned room with water next to you and coffee, and you’ve got the lights perfect. And you’re standing as still as you can, and you get to sing it as many times as you want until it’s perfect. Nothing can be more different than a show — unless you’re using tapes. But I’m proud to tell your audience that we will not be using any tapes anytime soon, so it’s a real rock show.
But doing a show is more like communicating the spirit of the song and the music to the audience, and everybody gets into it. And I’m not just gonna stand there and try to be perfect. I’m gonna run all over the place, and I’m gonna put on a show.“
You can listen to the interview below.