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SEBASTIAN BACH Joins LaconiaFest Motorcycle Music Festival

June 4th, 2016

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Legendary music acts are revving up for LaconiaFest – the east coast’s only premier motorcycle music festival! Just a few weeks after the announcement of music legend Steven Tyler’s upcoming headlining performance on June 15 (tickets for this date are on sale now), rock music icon Sebastian Bach has joined the party – headlining Sunday, June 12!

Celebrated rocker Sebastian Bach is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal act Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid 90’s,  Sebastian Bach still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with network television appearances on MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Californication and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. 2014 marked the release of Bach’s most recent album, Give ‘Em Hell, which impressively – proving his prowess decades after his initial debut – landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts.  Bach’s upcoming Harper Collins memoir 18 And Life on Skid Row is set to release later this year.

“We’re so pleased to have Sebastian Bach joining us for the inaugural LaconiaFest,” states Tyler Glover, managing member and co-producer of LaconiaFest. “We’re dedicated to bringing our attendees the greatest musical experience, so we’re really looking forward to his amazing performance!”

Tickets for the Sunday, June 12 Sebastian Bach headliner date are on sale now, just $30 for the entire day of entertainment, via www.LaconiaFest.com and www.TicketGalaxy.com.

LaconiaFest will be held in conjunction with the world-famous 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, New Hampshire and will appropriately include all day food and drink, motocross stunt shows, motorcycle model/product stagings and more.This high-octane, nine-day festival (June 11-19, 2016) will take place in the heart of Downtown Weirs Beach at the Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre. LaconiaFest is sponsored by Ticket Galaxy, Stoli Vodka and Monster Energy.

Sebastian Bach joins fellow LaconiaFest headliners Steven Tyler, BRET Michaels, Ted Nugent, Buckcherry, Sevendust and Fuel with additional performances from rock music’s top talent of today and yesterday including Warrant, Lita Ford, Trixter, LA Guns, P.O.D., Attika7, Dope, Saving Abel, Biters, Adelitas Way, Bullethead, and Milow the Girl. In total, the festival will feature over 100 internationally and regionally recognized artists. LaconiaFest will feature two stages and festival attendees will rock out to live music for 12 hours a day – noon to midnight.

Stay updated on the emerging line-up of artists and their performance dates and times via www.LaconiaFest.com.

LaconiaFest is about to cement itself as a world-class, week-long music experience destination! The grounds at the Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre will be transformed into a festival atmosphere, set to feature several entertaining daily attractions included in the cost of a festival ticket. First and foremost, LaconiaFest will include FMX (freestyle motocross) stunt shows featuring performances from outstanding athletes Keith Sayers, James Carter and Todd Potter.  Attendees will enjoy a festival village, delicious foods, bars, biker builders, vendors and a paint ball game zone, with attractions being added daily.

LaconiaFest Ticket Information:
Tickets for select LaconiaFest concert dates are on sale now, giving you access to over 50 performing artists – with more to come during the remaining five dates! LaconiaFest VIP Pit and VIP Tower

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JEFF KOLLMAN checks in from the road with Sebastian Bach

June 28th, 2015

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, GLENN HUGHES) is the latest addition to the SEBASTIAN BACH touring band which also features Kollman’s long-time musical companion Kevin Chown (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, TARJA) on bass and Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, HALFORD, RIOT) on drums.  Kollman will be with Bach for the rest of his current U.S. run of dates which ends July 14 in Dallas, TX.

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ROB AFFUSO – Soulsystem Orchestra, ex-Skid Row,

November 25th, 2014

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ROB AFFUSO

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA

Rob Affuso is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the band Skid Row from 1987 to 1998. After Skid Row split he briefly played in a band called Ozone Monday with Dave Sabo, Rachel Bolan and Scotti Hill. After that he moved on to completely different things. Currently Affuso leads his own entertainment company Soulsystem Orchestras Inc. in New York and he’s is also the drummer for band Soulsystem. I met Rob in NYC at the end of October and we discussed a variety of topics including his current activities, past times with Skid Row, and the future and what it may possibly include… Read on!

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MADAM X -Bret Kaiser, Maxine Petrucci, Chris Doliber and Roxy Petrucci

August 2nd, 2014

Madam X

MADAM X

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Madam X is an American hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Detroit by the Petrucci sisters, Maxine and Roxy. The original line-up was completed by bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser. The band relocated to New York and got soon signed to Don Arden’s Jet Records. The band released their debut album WE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984. A single, “High in High School” was a success and not least because of it’s now legendary video which was played heavily in MTV. Unfortunately, the band drifted into trouble and after several line-up changes they finally disbanded in 1988. But sometimes things do change. In the spring of 2014 the band announced that they’re going to re-unite and soon after it was announced that the original line-up of Madam-X would perform their first re-union show in the mighty Sweden Rock festival in early June 2014. There I sat down with the whole band and tried to find about the reasons behind this re-union, the past and the future of Madam X. Read On!

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SEBASTIAN BACH JOINS FORCES WITH DUFF McKAGAN, JOHN 5, STEVE STEVENS FOR NEW ALBUM; NEW VIDEO BIG GUNS AVAILABLE NOW

October 4th, 2013

Iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach is currently hard at work in the studio under the direction of producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Shinedown etc) to record the anticipated follow up album to the acclaimed “Kicking & Screaming”. The new effort will be released via label home Frontiers Records and is tentatively scheduled for spring 2014.

Of his forthcoming new album, Sebastian Bach commented, “I am happy to say we have completed the drums and most of the bass guitar for the new record. It is a pleasure to write songs with Duff, Steve, Bob, and Devin. The album will be mastered by Tom Baker who has mastered my last three albums. This CD will be balls out in-your-face high-energy rock ‘n roll which just so happens to be my favorite style of music. I look forward to releasing the record & playing these songs live for you all in 2014!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Drummer Bobby Jarzombek Update; FATES WARNING – New Album “Darkness In A Different Light” out September 30

August 3rd, 2013
Bobby Jarzombek

Bobby Jarzombek

Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD) issued the following update:

Hey all!

All sorts of stuff going on as I’m getting ready for a busy fall on the road!

Big FATES WARNING news as InsideOutMusic has just announced the album title and release date and unveiled the artwork for the new album! The record is called “Darkness In A Different Light” and will be out September 30 in Europe and November 1 in North America. This is the band’s first new studio album in almost 10 years and my first with them. Needless to say, I’m pretty damn excited because we’ve put a lot of hard work into this record – I know I certainly have. Once again, Jim (Matheos) has written some amazing songs which, in my estimation, are every bit as good as what we did with ARCH / MATHEOS a couple of years ago – and Ray (Alder) is singing great! Read the official press release on the Fates website http://www.fateswarning.com and stay tuned for further details and advance music as we get closer to the actual release.

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SEBASTIAN BACH’S VIDEO FOR “18 & LIFE” TAKEN FROM UPCOMING CD/DVD PACKAGE HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE

March 25th, 2013

SEBASTIAN BACH‘S VIDEO FOR “18 & LIFE” TAKEN FROM UPCOMING CD/DVD PACKAGE HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE ON ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK TODAY

“ABACHALYPSE NOW” DUE OUT TOMORROW IN NORTH AMERICA VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS

Sebastian Bach fans worldwide can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the video for “18 & Life,” taken from the forthcoming CD/DVD package ABachalypse Now; the set is due out tomorrow in North America via Frontiers Records. The ABachalypse Now Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. ABachalypse Now will be available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD; the respective covers can be accessed here and here. You can check out the official EPK here and preorder the set here. Read the rest of this entry »

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SKID ROW guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo

November 22nd, 2012
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DAVE “SNAKE” SABO

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

New Jersey based Skid Row were one of the very last metal bands to hit the mainstream before grunge took over in the mid ’90s. The band’s self-titled debut was released 1989 including such a standard pop-metal classics as “Youth Gone Wild”, “I Remember You” and “18 & Life”. SLAVE TO THE GRIND followed in 1991 debuting at number one in Billboard charts! The third album SUBHUMAN RACE was released in 1995 and it did break the band away from the pop-metal world and introduced more heavy and a darker side of Skid Row. The changing trends in the music business and personal differences eventually caused the classic line-up; vocalist Sebastian Bach, guitarists Dave “Snake” Sabo, Scotti Hill, bassist Rachel Bolan and drummer Rob Affuso break up in 1996. Eventually the core lineup: Sabo, Bolan, Hill and Affuso continued for some time to work together under the working title Ozone Monday. Skid Row was re-formed in 1999 with a pair of new members; vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Charlie Mills. The band released its fourth album THICKSKIN in 2003 featuring drummer Phil Varone (ex-Saigon Kick). The latest Skid Row album REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE came out way back in 2006. This November the band  accompanied KISS, for the second time in row, on the KISS Kruise. We were honored to sit down with Dave “Snake” Sabo and discuss about various topics including Snake’s KISS fandom, the current state of Skid Row, the continuous rumors about Bach’s return and as well as some stuff from the past. Read on! 

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SEBASTIAN BACH Introduces New Guitarist

September 29th, 2012
SEBASTIAN BACH (Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg)

SEBASTIAN BACH (Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg)

Vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH, who recently parted ways with guitarist Nick Sterling, has introduced LA-based Jeff George as Sterling’s replacement.

George made his live debut with Bach on Friday, September 28th in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada at Casino Nova Scotia.

Bach recently spoke with Amber Lee at Wisconsin rock radio station 93 Rock about the “contractual issues” as cited by guitarist Nick Sterling via a Facebook post that prevented him from performing with Bach’s band.
An excerpt from the interview is as follows:

“We did a big broadcast on AXS TV that we worked really, really hard on. It was a very big deal that we were on television from coast to coast all across the United States of America. Everybody that was involved in the broadcast had to sign a release so we could film it and they would agree to be part of the broadcast and the DVD coming out. Everybody signed it. I talked to Nick two days before the show and he still hadn’t signed it. And I’m like, ‘Dude, we’re filming this in two days. You have to sign this.’ And he guaranteed to me on the phone that he would sign it and be a part of it, and then when we got to soundcheck, he wouldn’t sign the release. So we could not film the show with him; he wouldn’t let us. He wanted all these sorts of demands that nobody else in the band wanted that were completely unreasonable.

If someone is not happy in my band, I will be the first one to show them the door and say, ‘Don’t let it hit you in the ass on the way out. If you’re not happy and you’re not part of the team and you’re not interested in being successful or being professional, then get out of my band.’ I’ve been doing this for 25-30 years and all I ask is that somebody is a professional in my band and has it together on stage and doesn’t wreck it for the rest of us, which is what he did in L.A. the other day.”

As previously reported, Bach had been scheduled to play a show in Toronto, ON, on September 30th at The Rockpile. BraveWords reported that show has now been cancelled. No reason – official or otherwise – has been given. Ticket refunds will be issued.

His complete live itinerary can be viewed below:

October
13 – Rock’N’Roll Fantasy Camp – Las Vegas, NV
27 – Loudpark Festival – Saitama Shi, Japan

November
24 – B.B. King Blues Club and Grill – New York, NY
25 – Emporium – Davis Park, NY
30 – Hard Rock Hell – Wales, United Kingdom

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Guitarist NICK STERLING’s Absence – “If You’re Not Happy And You’re Not Part Of The Team, Then Get Out Of My Band”

August 12th, 2012

Vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH recently spoke with Amber Lee at Wisconsin rock radio station 93 Rock about the “contractual issues” as cited by guitarist Nick Sterling via a Facebook post that currently prevents him from performing with Bach’s band. The interview is available via the audio player below, with Bach explaining his side of the story behind Sterling’s absence on stage.

Bach talks about Nick Sterling

 

SEBASTIAN BACH (Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg)

SEBASTIAN BACH (Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg)

An excerpt from the interview is as follows:

“We did a big broadcast on AXS TV that we worked really, really hard on. It was a very big deal that we were on television from coast to coast all across the United States of America. Everybody that was involved in the broadcast had to sign a release so we could film it and they would agree to be part of the broadcast and the DVD coming out. Everybody signed it. I talked to Nick two days before the show and he still hadn’t signed it. And I’m like, ‘Dude, we’re filming this in two days. You have to sign this.’ And he guaranteed to me on the phone that he would sign it and be a part of it, and then when we got to soundcheck, he wouldn’t sign the release. So we could not film the show with him; he wouldn’t let us. He wanted all these sorts of demands that nobody else in the band wanted that were completely unreasonable.

If someone is not happy in my band, I will be the first one to show them the door and say, ‘Don’t let it hit you in the ass on the way out. If you’re not happy and you’re not part of the team and you’re not interested in being successful or being professional, then get out of my band.’ I’ve been doing this for 25-30 years and all I ask is that somebody is a professional in my band and has it together on stage and doesn’t wreck it for the rest of us, which is what he did in L.A. the other day.”

Bach is currently on the road in support of his solo album Kicking & Screaming. His complete live itinerary can be viewed below:

August
13 – Oneida Bingo & Casino – Green Bay, WI
14 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
16 – Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, KY
18 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI

September
28 – Casino Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS
29 – The Roi – Oshawa, ON

October
13 – Rock’N’Roll Fantasy Camp – Las Vegas, NV
27 – Loudpark Festival – Saitama Shi, Japan

November
30 – Hard Rock Hell – Wales, United Kingdom

 

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HELLFEST FESTIVAL 2012

July 29th, 2012

Hellfest Festival 2012

@ Clisson, France

15th – 17th June 2012

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photography by Sabrina Dersel



Move over Batman – there’s a new symbol dominating the night sky as Hellfest’s mighty H calls brothers to arms for a weekend, that quite frankly, would strike fear into the heart of many a-charging army. As one of the official t-shirt’s states: Keep repeating – it’s only music… it’s only music… it’s only music…
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SEBASTIAN BACH Interview

July 28th, 2012

Sebastian Bach Interview

at Belfast

12th June 2012

By Mark Dean



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Statement From Drummer Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell’s Family

May 31st, 2012
Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell’

R.I.P. Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell’

Gainesville, FL (May 29, 2012) – On May 24th, we all lost an amazing, incredibly talented and dedicated musician, Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell. Mark’s passing came as a complete shock to us all. The past few days have been intensely overwhelming in every respect. As his family, our focus has been directed at making sure we keep Mark’s best interests in mind and to follow his wishes. We would like to thank everyone for respecting our privacy and giving us the time we need.

Mark was taken from us too soon, but he lived life to the fullest and on his own terms. To all of us, Mark leaves behind his love and kindness, along with the humor and passion for music that he shared with everyone – family, friends and fans alike. He will never be forgotten.

For the music industry, Mark leaves behind a legacy. He was and will always be one of the most gifted drummers in the world. His passion and madness behind the drum kit were unmatched. He played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, and everyone who had the opportunity to make music with him will tell you what an honor it was. Mark’s spirit will live on forever in the hearts of many and through his music.

We would like to send out our deepest appreciation to everyone for all the support, prayers and shared memories of Mark. This has helped us through our darkest time and even made us smile, along with filling our hearts with so much warmth. The response has been overwhelming, and if Mark could see the outpour of love on his behalf, he too would be in awe. We know that all of Mark’s friends and fans are grieving and heartbroken by this loss. Know that Mark loved all of you, and you are all in our hearts and prayers.

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An earlier news item about Mark’s tragic passing can be read here.

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Former SEBASTIAN BACH Drummer MARK BAM BAM MCCONNELL Passes

May 24th, 2012

Former SEBASTIAN BACH drummer Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell passed away this morning (Thursday, May 24th) in a Gainesville, Florida hospital.

A relative of Mark’s wrote on Facebook: “Mark passed at 9:42 this morning surrounded by family and close friends. We will miss him…he was precious to all of us and touched all our hearts deeply and profoundly. On behalf of our family, thank you to all of you for your prayers and support. We will post more info when we’ve had a chance to catch our breaths.”
His wife Rikki McConnell issued the following statement: “My sweet, beautiful best friend and husband. I miss you SO much and so do Sara and Patch. I’ll take good care of them. My time with you was Way too short but what an adventure! WOW! I’LL LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND ALWAYS! You’ll forever be in my heart!!! XOXOXOXOX.”

Video of McConnell performing “In A Darkened Room” with Bach at the Whisky A Go-Go in 1998 can be seen below:

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SEBASTIAN BACH In ‘Adults Only’ Web Series: Premieres This Wednesday

March 5th, 2012
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Adults Only

“Adults Only”, the web series that features former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach as an adult video store clerk named Shifty, is set to premiere Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. People can watch via YouTube, and can learn more about the series and Sebastian’s involvement at this location.

“Adults Only” is about a former Olympic gold medalist, who, after falling on hard times, is forced to accept a job managing his brother-in-law’s adult video/novelty store.

Series description: “After winning a pair of gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, gymnast Chance Rioux became America’s Sweetheart, but times change and even the shiniest of medals eventually give way to rust. Now America’s Forgotten, Chance must accept a job managing his brother-in-law’s adult video/novelty store in order to make ends meet, all while trying to conceal his identity from the public, particularly a new love interest who serves as the trigger in his reinvention of self.”

 

Cast:

* Danny Nucci as Gary

* Vincent Pastore as Mitch

* Brian Austin Green as Dick

* Sebastian Bach as Shifty

* Brianna Brown as Kris

* Ronnie Marmo as Crotch

* Adrienne LaValley as Larissa

* Todd Poudrier as Chance Rioux

* Caralyne Fondulis as Janice

SEBASTIAN BACH In 'Adults Only'

SEBASTIAN BACH In 'Adults Only'

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