Bach says charting higher than Ozzy is career ‘milestone’

Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach has said that his latest album charting higher than Ozzy Osbourne’s new hits collection in its first week of sale is a “milestone” in his career.

Bach’s Give ‘Em Hell was released back in April, debuting at No.72 on the Billboard chart. By contrast Ozzy Osbourne’s hits collection, Memoirs Of A Madman, landed at No.90.

Speaking to the Illinois Entertainer, Bach said: “My ultimate dream in rock ‘n’ roll when I was fired from Skid Row in 1996 was to possibly some day be like Ozzy Osbourne, in that he came up with Sabbath and then had a successful solo career.

Give ‘Em Hell sold more copies the first week out than the new Ozzy Osbourne record. That’s really a milestone for me because that’s what I was trying to do. I think after three, four or five solo releases, I’m establishing myself in that way. This is the most successful solo record I’ve ever had.”

Following the release of Give ‘Em Hell in the Spring Bach had said that he was bewildered by his Facebook followers, asking why of his 800,000 fans only 5000 had bought the new album.

You can watch Bach’s official video for solo track “Temptation” below:

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Mia Klose to support Sebastian Bach at London show

Mia Klose
Photo credit: Liam Fretwell

Swedish rock and metal singer, songwriter and guitarist Mia Klose has confirmed she is to play in support of Sebastian Bach in London this summer.

Posting on her official Facebook page, Klose wrote: “I’m completely stoked! We are joining Sebastian Bach on his London show in July! It’s an absolute honour being invited to play this show and a dream come true to also be sharing the stage with Duff McKagan from Guns n’ Roses who is playing bass with Sebastian at this show!”

Former Skid Row frontman Bach headlines the show at London’s O2 Islington Academy on the 9th of July, with additional support coming from Toseland, the band fronted by one-time Little Angels collaborator, James Toseland.

Bach’s new solo album, Give Em Hell, was released earlier this year, and you can buy tickets for the London show via the O2 Academy Islington’s official website.

You can find out more about Mia Klose at her official website.

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New music releases, 21st April 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases this week, 21st April 2014:

Give ‘Em Hell, Sebastian Bach

Performs the Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, Eels
Skylarking (Corrected Polarity Edition), XTC
Metamorpheus, Steve Hackett and The Underworld Orchestra
Working Class Dog (Collector’s Edition), Rick Springfield
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Food, Kelis
Further Adventures Of, Down N Outz
Georgia Satellites (Special Edition), Georgia Satellites
In Death Reborn, Army of The Pharaohs
Marshall’s Law, Eminem
Under The Skin Original Soundtrack, Mica Levi
Candy For Clowns (Deluxe Edition), Nine Black Alps
Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence, Impetuous Ritual

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store!

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Bach doesn’t need Bolan as his friend

Sebastian Bach 2014Sebastian Bach has said in an interview that he and Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan could make great new music together at any time, but that he doesn’t need Bolan to be his friend.

Whenever the subject of a reunion has been raised, Bach’s former bandmates have consistently said that they have no desire to write and record again with the singer, refuting any rumours that have been circulating. Bach himself has implied that only one person is preventing the reunion of Skid Row’s classic lineup, with speculation suggesting that person is Bolan.

Bach speaks to RockRevolt saying: “Rachel Bolan doesn’t like me – but I would work with him any time, because the result of that dynamic is really good music.

“Nothing good comes easy. When I read interviews with my old band and they say, ‘We get along great with our new singer – we have barbecues and drink tequila together,’ You know what? I don’t give a fuck about barbecues.

“You don’t hear Mick Jagger saying he loves working with Keith Richards and that they have barbecues together. You hear Mick saying that he hates working with Richards.

“I don’t think you have to be best friends with everybody to work with them.”

Skid Row have been fronted by new singer Johnny Solinger for 14 years.

Meanwhile, Bach is set to release his new solo album, Give ‘Em Hell, on 21st April, and will play a series of dates in the UK to support it. Confirmed appearances are as follows:

5th July: Sonisphere Festival
7th July: Manchester Academy
8th July: Wolverhampton Civic
9th July: London O2 Academy, Islington

You can see the video for Bach’s new single, ‘Temptation’, below.

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