DUFF MCKAGAN Lays Down Bass Tracks On New SEBASTIAN BACH Album

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Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is hard at work in the studio under the direction of producer Bob Marlette (ROB ZOMBIEBLACK SABBATHSHINEDOWN) recording the follow-up to the acclaimed “Kicking & Screaming” album. The new effort will tentatively be released in the spring of 2014 via Frontiers Records.

Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVERGUNS N’ ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSONROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNEPINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORDRIOTFATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff’s solo album “Believe In Me”.

Of his forthcoming CD, Bach says: “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 DuffSteveBob 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 and playing these songs live for you all in 2014!”

Bach‘s brand new CD/DVD package, “ABachalypse Now”, was released in North America on March 26 via Frontiers Records. The “ABachalypse Now” Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, 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” was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says ‘A Special Bass Player’ Will Make An Appearance On His New Solo Album

Acclaimed drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, SEBASTIAN BACH, FATES WARNING) has finished laying down drum tracks for 12 songs on the new solo album from former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. The CD is being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER), who helmed Bach’s last solo CD, 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming”. A short video message from the studio can be seen below. Says Bach: “We have a special bass player playing on this record, but we’re not allowed to say who it is yet, because he’s so important. But every one of you know who he is. And stay tuned for the announcement on who’s playing the bass in your face.” The guitars on Bach’s new album will be performed by Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). There will also be songwriting contributions from guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON), who co-wrote the song “TunnelVision” on “Kicking & Screaming”. Making a guest appearance on the CD will be bassist Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES). Bach previously stated about his new material: “It is going to be balls-out, kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll with tons of vocal histrionics and harmonies especially… I am going to really concentrate on harmonies and pushing my voice to the maximum you have ever heard it pushed. The riffs are crazy and cool.” Asked if he feels “Kicking & Screaming” got enough credit from the rock community and the fans, Bach told “The Classic Metal Show” in a recent interview: “Yeah. To be on the Billboard chart again is enough credit for me. I like being on the chart. It’s cool that I can put out an album that competes on the charts in this day and age. He added: “I’m not trying to remind anybody of the past; that’s the opposite of what I’m trying to do. I never was doing that. “I don’t understand the nostalgia factor of rock and roll fans at all. When SKID ROW came out in 1989, we weren’t singing songs that were 20 years old, we were singing songs that we just wrote. That’s what I’m doing today; that’s what I was doing then. So I don’t get that whole idea at all.” Bach’s brand new CD/DVD package, “ABachalypse Now”, was released in North America on March 26 via Frontiers Records. The “ABachalypse Now” Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, 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” was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD. Asked by Italian web radio Linearock.it in a June 2012 interview what the reason is for the frequent lineup changes in his solo band, Bach said, “It’s a very easy answer. It’s all to do with finance. If you get paid a certain amount of money, you can’t pay to play… If I tell a guy in my band, ‘This is what we’re getting. We all have to split it.’ Some guys will be like, ‘Fuck that!’ And I’m like, ‘You know what?! Bye!’ [laughs] ‘Cause it’s a business. When you see me change bandmembers, it’s usually a business decision.”