Skid Row

Tue
07
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROB AFFUSO

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2015
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Current FOUR BY FATE and original SKID ROW drummer ROB AFFUSO joins Mitch for episode 227 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-227-rob-affuso-former-s

In the show's only interview, drummer Rob Affuso discusses his great new band FOUR BY FATE and their new album Relentless as well as Soulsystem Orchestra, touring with Guns N' Roses, walking away from the music business, Skid Row and the inevitable reunion question, Ozone Monday and so much more.

Quotes from the interview:

(time 3.37): "I had really taken myself out of rock n' roll on purpose for awhile."

On joining Four By Fate (time 3.42): "This feels right. I spoke with John [Regan] and Tod [Howarth] and said, 'Look I just want to have some fun and let's make great music.' That's what they wanted to do and it felt like a love-fest right from the beginning."

Subhuman Race (time 6.18): "We all felt that it was a good rock n' roll album in that niche."

Being disillusioned with the music business (time 7.21): "As much as we as musicians get in the limelight; we have all this fame and we think we have this power and control of things and actually we don't. I really felt like we truly are marionettes and the business does control us."

Skid Row (time 7.51): '"Our slogan was five fingers make a fist. That was us and we were really close for many many years and things just started falling apart."

Was Ozone Monday a side project? (time 14.00): "No, this was the new Skid Row."

(time 17.02): "I dropped off and the music business forgot about me which I have to say also sort of hurt, but it was partly my own doing. I wasn't looking to be found."

Four By Fate (time 19.28): "Everybody knows what this is; it's a good rock band and some good music. There's no pulling punches here. Let's just have fun and check the ego at the door."

Can the original Skid Row guys ever 'be friends' (time 20.18): "I am friendly with all four others guys. I've worked hard at it. I spent a third of my life with these guys and I felt that I shared an immeasurable amounts of things with them. They will always be very very dear and important to me."

Reunion? (time 21.30): "I'd never say never... I would certainly love to see it, but we'll see what happens."

Four By Fate Online: http://www.fourbyfate.com
Soulsystem Orchestra online: http://www.soulsystemorchestras.com
TWITTER: @FourByFate
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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5lgrvJdVO1lYwhfXD88vYP

 

 
Wed
30
Dec

TONY HARNELL Departs SKID ROW

 
TONY HARNELL has sensationally left SKID ROW, without explination or comment from the band. Within minutes of the news breaking, speculation of both SEBASTIAN BACH's return and a possible support slot on the GUNS N ROSES tour started up.
 
No other information to hand, but watch this space...
 
 
Tony has just posted this update:
 
I was not fired from SKID ROW, I quit. Being ignored and disrespected isn't my thing. I had a great time performing with the band and singing so many great songs. I don't regret a thing! xo TH
 
Wed
10
Jun

SEBASTIAN BACH Announces Australian & New Zealand Tour

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2015
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Metropolis Touring & Tombowler present SEBASTIAN BACH
18 And LIVE Down Under TOUR 2015
  
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80s / early 90s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!

For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
 

 
In 2015, Sebastian still remains one of the most powerful singers to emerge from the 80s genre. He hasnt lost his high range and blockbuster vocals. -- Hard Rock Haven
 
Fists pumped and enthusiastic shouts of You rock! and Fuck yeah! painted the concert hall as Sebastian Bach swung his microphone and head banged as if it were still 1988.-- Tahoe On Stage
 
Having joined SKID ROW at the ripe young age of 18, Bach began a whirlwind career fuelled with sex, drugs and rock and roll alongside large amounts of touring and Gold & Platinum accolades, until 1996 when he ventured off on his own where he created acclaimed solo material and his various collaborations with musicians across all genres.

Check out: Temptation (Official Video) - All My Friends Are Dead (Official Video) - 18 & Life (Live Official Video)

Bach's live shows are a non-stop party filled with all the SKID ROW classics such as "Slave To The Grind", "Monkey Business", Youth Gone Wild", "I Remember You" with a prime selection of his solo cuts like Temptation, Kicking & Screaming, Falling Into You plus a whole lot more.


The crowd ate it up as he sang classic Skid Row tunes mixed in with a selection of others. His voice is still there sounding better than ever!-- National Rock Review
 
Not being one to do anything by half, Bach devotes 110% to give his all resulting in one hell of a show. Whether youre a fan from the SKID ROW days or his solo material nowadays, Bach is ready to Give Em Hell and leave you Kicking And Screaming for more!
 
Still one of the greatest voices in rock history, Sebastian will definitely go down as a legendary frontman-- Examiner

 
18 And LIVE Down Under Tour Dates 2015

Friday 18th September CHRISTCHURCH - The Bedford
Saturday 19th September AUCKLAND - The Studio
Tuesday 22nd September BRISBANE - Eatons Hill
Wednesday 23rd September SYDNEY - Metro Theatre
Friday 25th September MELBOURNE - Forum Theatre
Saturday 26th September ADELAIDE - The Gov
Sunday 27th September PERTH - Astor Theatre
 
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am Wednesday 17th June from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-sebastianbach
VIP Meet & Greet Experiences Available
 
www.metropolistouring.com
www.tombowler.com.au
www.sebastianbach.com
 
Tue
28
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TONY HARNELL

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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In episode 106 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by former TNT and current SKID ROW frontman, Tony Harnell.

In this episode, Tony looks back at his career with TNT, joining & moving forward with Skid Row, the possibility of writing new music with Rachel Bolan and Dave 'Snake' Sabo, and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about Tony Harnell & Skid Row visit: http://www.skidrow.com- http://www.tonyharnell.com and on Twitter:  @tonyharnell

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Mon
20
Apr

The Classic Metal Show - TONY HARNELL

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Vocalist Tony Harnell appeared last night on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW. Theguys did a 2 hour interview, and Tony talked at length about a lot of issues that had not been public until now. Included are:

- Tony admitted that the move to Skid Row has been being planned since January.

- Tony went into detail talking about why he quit TNT, as well as sharing how he felt the band is being passive aggressive in their social media moves since he left the band.

- How TNT lied to him about the "reunion", which is a big part of why he quit the band.

- Why Rachel Bolan announced Tony joining the band the same day they fired Johnny Solinger.

You can hear the full interview at the following locations:

Spreaker - http://www.spreaker.com/user/cmsrocks/exclusive-interview-with-tony-harnell
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xToRSYDfm3M
iHeartRadio - http://www.iheart.com/show/139-The-Classic-Metal-Show/?episode_id=27214593

 
 
Tue
14
Apr

SKID ROW Debut Classic Track Featuring TONY HARNELL

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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SKID ROW Debut Classic Track Featuring TONY HARNELL - 18 And Life can be downloaded free right here: http://www.reverbnation.com/skidrow/song/23343280-18-and-life-2015
 
Thu
09
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SKID ROW

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
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SPECIAL EPISODE of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN discussing the recent lead singer change. He explains the decision, the hiring of Tony Harnell, the possibility of a live album and more.

Speaking about Johnny Solinger: "At certain times, you get a feeling that someone isn't putting a 100% into things and Skid Row is very important to the rest of us. We wanted to carry on with quality performances."

For more SKID ROW visit: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialSkidRow

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Tue
07
Apr

SKID ROW - Solinger Departs, TONY HARNELL Announced As New Voice

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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SKID ROW has moved quickly to replace vocalist JOHNNY SOLINGER, who announced his departure from the band earlier today. To counter those innevitable "Sebastian Bach reunion" headlines, the band was quick to surprise everyone with the announcement that former TNT legend TONY HARNELL was to join the band.
 
Apparently the guys have recorded one song already and will work on the third and final part of their EP trilogy before embarking on an extensive tour.
Here's a round up of what everyone has had to say today:
 
Official Press Release:
 
New York, NY - After 14 years of touring and 4 releases, SKID ROW and singer Johnny Solinger have parted ways.
Founding member Snake Sabo said, “We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best.”
“Sometimes things just end. People go in different directions and grow apart and you have to make a decision. He will always be our brother”
adds co-founder Rachel Bolan.

The vacancy for front man has been filled by powerhouse vocalist Tony Harnell. This news comes hot of the heels of his departure from Oslo based band, TNT.“Tony’s experience, power and undeniable range made our decision an easy one” commented guitarist Scotti Hill. Drummer Rob Hammersmith added, “I believe this will be a great year for SKID ROW. I’m looking forward for things to come.”

​When asked about joining forces with SKID ROW Harnell said, "I'm so excited and honored to be a part of such a great band with an amazing legacy and legions of faithful fans! The guys and I have known each other for many years and this is such a natural fit. I look forward to getting out there and playing live together and being a part of making new music and creating our future. It's time to rock!"

The band will head into the studio to record the third chapter of the United World Rebellion trilogy in early summer. They will also hit the road for another world tour in support.

 
Johnny Solinger post:
 
 
 
Thu
15
Jan

Decibel Geek - Michael Wagener on SKID ROW

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Producer Michael Wagener Looks Back on Slave to the Grind (AUDO)
Famed rock/metal producer Michael Wagener appears on the latest episode of the Decibel Geek podcast to reflect on his experience producing Skid Row’s ‘Slave to the Grind’ for their Albums Unleashed series.

Slave to the Grind, recorded at New River Studios in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Scream Studios in Studio City, CA, made history on June 11, 1991 when it became the first heavy metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the Soundscan era. In this discussion, Wagener details the process of making the album including pre-production that took place in New Jersey, where things got off to a promising start:

“Before we went to Florida, we went into a fairly big studio in Jersey and pretty much recorded the whole record. We made a good demo so to speak. The funny thing is, the song ‘Slave to the Grind’ is from that session. It was recorded and mixed in an hour; and that’s what you’re hearing on the record. It was not even remixed. One hour, it was recorded. Everything is live on there.”

The band then headed to Florida to find a suitable studio to record the album. In this conversation, Wagener describes some of the excess that went on while the band was in the Sunshine State:

“That trip is unforgettable man. It was just crazy. We hung out with Saigon Kick and everybody got extremely drunk. It was a cool weekend. It was very quiet in the limo on the way back to the airport. Heads down, you know? I remember one of the guys puking out the window of the limo. And, then, I see the car behind us putting on the wipers (laughs). It’s rock and roll, man.”

Notable of the album, Slave to the Grind presents a heavier, darker tone in music and in lyrics. In this hour-plus audio discussion, Michael Wagener details the process behind that decision and the effect it had on sales:

“That was the plan. Every band at the time would say ‘Oh our next album is way heavier’ but � we did it. We followed that route. Let’s stick to being Skid Row but let’s make it a little tougher, a little harder. We still had the ballads on there. They were maybe not quite as sappy as on the first record but it also didn’t sell as many copies as the first record because the housewives that like the ballads, they’re buying the records, but it’s still an amazing album.”

While the early 90’s were a period of great success for Skid Row, as many know, the ensuing years provided struggle professionally and personally as a split formed in the band with vocalist, Sebastian Bach, being fired in late 1996. Asked about the eventual animosity that would lead to the split, Wagener offers:

“Young kids becoming extremely famous; that goes to your head. All of a sudden you’re invincible and stuff just happens. And if they think they’re invincible, they do things that might not really work in the end. I think some of that was going on. It wasn’t really good for the band; some of the stuff that was said about record companies, executives, and stuff like that. And then Snake and Rachel had to make up for it and go play golf with the guys y’know? And it got to the point that it got so out of hand that they said ‘You know what? Forget it’ It’s not worth it anymore and all that anger and all that animosity and stuff that we have to deal with; it’s not worth it.’ I talked to Rachel 3 or 4 years later (because I did more records with them) and I said ‘Is it ever gonna happen again?’ and he said ‘No. As long as I have a slice of bread on my table, no.’ I think we could have one at least 2 more massive albums with Skid Row but to them their sanity was more important.”

The entire audio interview can be heard at the links below:

Direct Website Link: http://www.dbgeekshow.blogspot.com/2015/01/albums-unleashed-slave-to-grind.html

Direct MP3 Download Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Albums_Unleashed_-_Slave_to_the_Grin.mp3

To access the Decibel Geek Podcast please visit http://www.decibelgeek.com

 
 
Thu
14
Aug

The Classic Metal Show - SKID ROW

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
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On the latest edition of THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW, heard Saturdays from 9pm-3am EST, Skid Row guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo called in to talk about the band's latest release UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER 2. Additionally, Snake talked about touring and how they feel better as a band now then they ever did in the past. 
 
 
Mon
28
Jul

One on One with Mitch Lafon - SKID ROW & CINDERELLA


http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-32-skid-row-cinderella

In episode 32 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). This episode features interviews with SKID ROW's Rachel Bolan, Cinderella's Eric Brittingham and Franz of Grim Skunk. Rachel discusses the band's new album "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion Chapter Two", dressing up like Lady Gaga, whether or not the band likes money, the incredible Johnny Solinger and more. In his interview, Eric talks about his new band, Devil City Angels, which also includes Poison's Rikki Rockett, Tracii Guns and singer Brandon Gibbs as well as writing music for the band's debut album, touring plans, what's next for Cinderella and more. Grim Skunk's Franz talks about the band's INDICA label, their history and playing at HEAVY MONTREAL.

Also, listen back to our interview with rising Canadian star Jeremy Widerman of the band MONSTER TRUCK in episode 31 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to 2014's HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL.

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This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit: http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

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Fri
04
Jul

MICHAEL WAGENER INTERVIEW - THE DOUBLE STOP PODCAST

This week the Double Stop Podcast interviews Michael Wagener. He tells them all about his early days as an original member of Accept, joining the army, early work as a producer with Dokken, Great White, Accept and Motley Crue, plus later work with Brighton Rock, Ozzy, White Lion, Extreme and Skid Row. He goes into detail about how he got George Lynch's guitar tone in Under Lock and Key, what happened to his original mixes of Ozzy's Ozzmosis album, and the recording of the kazoo solo for Saigon Kick.
 
 
 
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