In an interview with Bert Kreischer, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor shared his opinions on Skid Row and their former lead singer Sebastian Bach by revealing why he was the perfect voice for the band’s music.
As you may recall, the legendary heavy metal band Skid Row was formed in 1986 by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave Sabo. In early 1987, Sebastian Bach was asked to join the band to replace original singer Matt Fallon. Skid Row released their self-titled debut album in 1989 which was followed by the release of their second studio album, ‘Slave to the Grind.’
Recently, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor joined an interview with Bert Kreischer and talked about his admiration for Sebastian Bach and his legendary work with his former band Skid Row. During the interview, Taylor referred to Bach as one of his heroes who managed to bring success to Skid Row, particularly in their early years.
Additionally, Corey Taylor claimed that the first two Skid Row albums were amazing considering the perfect harmony that the band members had within each other which resembled what the Guns N’ Roses members had. However, Taylor insisted on the difference that Bach’s exceptional voice made on their music which led to the band’s inevitable success.
Here’s what Corey Taylor stated about Sebastian Bach and his contribution to Skid Row:
“Yeah, he’s one of my heroes, man. The first two Skid Row albums are amazing and I’ll fight people on it.
But at the same time, the thing about Sebastian when he first started was – he also had that crew in the music as well. And those five dudes were so good.
You could hear the way that Snake and Scotti Hill – the way their guitars blended together, the way Rachel Bolan could put basslines together and write lyrics, the way Rob Hammersmith played drums, there was something…”
“It’s just like the original five Guns N’ Roses guys. There was something so special about that chemistry that we forget sometimes that Sebastian was just the icing on the cake for that.
He was the perfect voice for that music and that’s why those albums are still fucking so righteous.”
Click here to read the entire interview with Corey Taylor.