Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach recently appeared on Radioactive Mike and revealed the Skid Row song that the guitarist Dimebag Darrell liked the most.
As the lead vocalist of Skid Row between 1987 and 1996, Sebastian Bach contributed to the band in their first three studio albums, which were a great commercial success. Bach was fired from Skid Row in 1996 after a big dispute. Sebastian had accepted the offer to open for KISS, but his bandmates claimed they were too big to be an opening act.
After leaving Skid Row, Sebastian Bach focused on his solo career and released five solo albums. He still plays the Skid Row tracks in his solo band, but there has been no good news regarding a reunion. Although Bach leaves the door open considering his statements in previous interviews, it seems like he hasn’t got an invitation yet.
Bach was asked about Pantera during the conversation, which quickly reminded him of the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Bach stated that Darrell had a jukebox that included his favorite songs, and he once told Bach that his favorite Skid Row song was ‘In a Darkened Room.’ Bach also said that whenever they play this song, they dedicate it to Darrell.
Here is how Bach shared his memory with Dimebag Darrell:
“We had Pantera for most of the tour, and then also for like six weeks we had Soundgarden, and one show we did in Denver was Pantera and Soundgarden, which was crazy. It’s kind of sad to think about Chris Cornell, Dimebag, and his brother Vinnie Paul not being here. Every night on stage, I say to the crowd how lucky we are to be rocking together with so many people.
We lose so many people, every day, it’s someone else, so it feels very lucky. About Pantera, Dimebag used to have a jukebox in his living room with his favorite songs on it, and he would get the 45-single versions of these songs and put them in his jukebox.
And he always told me his favorite Skid Row song was ‘In a Darkened Room,’ and he had that in his jukebox in his living room, he’d get loaded and crank it up. And he always said to me ‘Baz, why don’t you do more songs like this?’ He loves that song. I think it’s because of the guitar. That’s a great memory, so every night we dedicate that to Dimebag and his brother Vinnie.”
Dimebag Darrell tragically passed away on December 8, 2004, when a fan shot him while he was on the stage. It looks like his death has had a big impact on Sebastian Bach, as Dimebag is still one of the first things that come to his mind when asked about Pantera.