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Is your set on this tour mostly hits from Skid Row, or are you doing a lot of solo stuff?
Yes and yes. [It's weird] when people ask me if I'm doing Skid Row songs, because it's almost like people are saying you're the first person to do your own songs. Ozzy Osbourne plays "Paranoid" every night and nobody ever says, "Are you going to do 'Paranoid?'" Yeah, he is. Well, Sebastian Bach does "Youth Gone Wild"; that's how he works.
Do you still like playing those old Skid Row songs live?
Yeah, I sold twenty million records; I'm not going to not do those songs. [Laughs] What the fuck would that be? That would suck.
I guess it just seems a little strange because the other members of Skid Row are out there playing those songs right now, too.
But you're acting like this is the first time this has happened in music. Every single band you can think of has gone through this. David Lee Roth plays "Running with the Devil" and so does Eddie Van Halen; Tony Iommi plays Black Sabbath songs and so does Ozzy. I'm not the first guy in rock to have a solo career.
Understood. Well, Thanksgiving's right around the corner: What is Sebastian Bach most thankful for this year?
I thank God for Axl Rose for bringing me on tour. Welcome to the jungle of the youth gone wild; we're gonna tear it up. Rock & roll is back, mother trucker that's what I want to say.
7 p.m. Tuesday, November 28. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois. $18 advance, $20 at the door. 618-274-6720.