November 3, 2002 |
Talk about crossing over. For the next nine months or more, Sebastian Bach metal dude is going to be transformed eight times a week into Jesus Christ Superstar. The former singer of Skid Row cut a swath in the late '80s and early '90s as one of hard rock's most profane and unbridled wild boys. Now, at 34, he is continuing his out-of-the-blue parallel life as a star in Broadway musicals.
April 9, 2000 |
"Bach?" a fellow German composer by the name of Beethoven once snorted, preparing to land a pun on the meaning of the word Bach ("brook") in German. "Not Brook, but Ocean, should be his name!" Since the 1780s, just about every professional musician of any stature has had something similar to say.
June 4, 1998 |
Eight years ago, Sebastian Bach was the flaxen-haired bad boy of hard rock, preening and screaming with his band Skid Row for tens of thousands in packed arenas worldwide. These days he's howling for crowds of under 1,000 at nightclubs from Canada to Korea on a grueling grass-roots tour that began last November. The trek, which includes a series of Southland shows starting Saturday at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, is a comeback for Bach, who disappeared mid-decade under the grunge onslaught.
September 27, 1992 |
* * Skid Row, "B-Side Ourselves," Atlantic. The Skids mark time with an EP of five of their favorite songs. The tenderness of Hendrix's "Little Wing" eludes Sebastian Bach entirely, and his Angst is out of place in the cartoonland of the Ramones' "Psycho Therapy."
January 21, 1990 |
With his Top 20 album past 3 million copies in sales, his video a regular winner of MTV's "Top 20 Countdown" and his face popping up on teen-age bedroom walls everywhere, Sebastian Bach is heavy-metal's hottest new sex symbol. But will his star be dimmed by a pair of recent incidents in which the headbanger poster-boy enraged AIDS activists and was arrested after hitting a fan in the face with a bottle during a concert?
January 1, 1990 |
Singer Pleads Innocent: The lead singer of the rock group Skid Row, which opened for Aerosmith in Springfield, Mass., has pleaded innocent to assault and mayhem charges. Sebastian Bach, whose real name is Sebastian Bierk, allegedly hit a fan in the face with a beer bottle, breaking her nose and skull, then leaped from the stage and kicked another person in the head. Bierk told authorities he was antagonized by some in Wednesday night's Springfield audience of about 9,500.