The Remaining Members Of Rock Group Skid Row Have Denied They Plan To Reunite With Former Frontman Sebastian Bach Following The Departure Of Singer Tony Harnell.
The band has been left without a vocalist after Harnell quit this week (beg28Dec15) less than a year after he took over the job from frontman of 15 years Johnny Solinger, who exited in April (15).
Harnell's departure has sparked rumours the band may return with original member Bach resuming vocal duties, but the rockers have now released a statement vowing to continue without their former frontman.
"As you may know, Tony Harnell quit the band yesterday. We found out about his decision the same way all of you did, via his post on social media..." the band's statement reads. "The last we spoke with Tony was on December 17. He was in the hospital being treated for 'bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms.' We were all very concerned and offered any assistance we could to help him get healthy. Due to his condition, we were forced to cancel our show in Chicago on December 19. The next time we heard anything was his post yesterday.
Continue reading: Skid Row Dismiss Sebastian Bach Reunion Rumours
Skid Row Singer Tony Harnell Has Left The Band After Less Than A Year As Frontman.
The vocalist joined the group in April (15) to replace singer Johnny Solinger, who spent 15 years with Skid Row, but Harnell has now announced he is no longer part of the line-up.
In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, "I'm sorry to inform everyone that I'm no longer the lead singer for Skid Row. I thank the fans for their love and support!..."
He followed up the post by assuring fans he was not sacked from his role as frontman, adding, "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!"
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Former Skid Row Frontman Sebastian Bach Booked A Kiss Tribute Band For His Weekend Wedding Gala, And Then Joined Them Onstage.
Bach wed model Suzanne Le in December (14), but staged a celebration gig in San Jose, California on Saturday (22Aug15) and hit the stage to perform his favourite Kiss tunes with the band Destroyer.
Continue reading: Sebastian Bach Performs With Kiss Cover Band At Wedding Celebration Gig
Twisted Sister, Extreme And Skid Row Are Teaming Up For A Blast-from-the-past Gig That Will Be Filmed For A Cinema Release.
Great White will also perform at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas at the 30 May (15) classic rock spectacular, dubbed The Metal Meltdown.
Extreme will perform their hit 25-year-old album Pornograffitti in its entirety, while Mike Portnoy will replace Twisted Sister's late drummer A.J. Pero for the gig, which will be part of the group's farewell tour.
Skid Row will also feature a new face - frontman Tony Harnell recently replaced Johnny Solinger.
Continue reading: Classic Rockers Team Up For Filmed Las Vegas Show
Former Skid Row Star Sebastian Bach Is To Tie The Knot With His Model Girlfriend Suzanne Le In August (15).
The rocker proposed to the former Hawaiian Tropic beauty last December (14) after just two months of dating, and now they are busy planning a summer (15) ceremony.
Bach tells Blabbermouth.net, "(It will) probably (be) like a rock and roll wedding. I think we might have even decided on a location. I can't divulge that. But I think we know where we're gonna do it."
Le has two children from previous relationships, while Bach has three kids with ex-wife Maria Bierk, who he split from in 2010 after 18 years of marriage.
Skid Row Star Rachel Bolan Has Challenged His Former Frontman Johnny Solinger Over His Exit Announcement, Revealing The Singer Was Actually Asked To Leave The Group.
Solinger stated he had quit the band to pursue his solo career in a statement released last week (06Apr15), but now it appears he didn't have much choice.
Bassist Bolan tells the One On One With Mitch Lafon podcast, "We released him. The statement that (was) made wasn't really... the right thing to say on his part."
Bolan admits he and his bandmates had been growing dissatisfied with Solinger for some time, adding, "There were certain things going on out on the road that kind of set us thinking... Things had been going on for a little bit... At certain times, you just get the feeling someone isn't putting a hundred per cent into things. And Skid Row is very important to the rest of us.
Rockers Skid Row Are Hunting A New Frontman Following Singer Johnny Solinger's Departure.
Solinger has announced he's quitting the band to pursue his solo career.
In a statement released on Monday (06Apr15), he writes, "The past 15 years has been a great experience and I have appreciated the opportunity to be the lead singer in one of the most prominent bands of the 1990s and share stages with the likes of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Kiss, performing in front of millions throughout the world. I wish Skid Row the best of luck in their future pursuits."
The departure news comes just months after Solinger ruled out a classic Skid Row line-up reunion, led by Sebastian Bach.
Continue reading: Skid Row Frontman Quits
The rocker was performing in Toronto, Canada on 21 December (14), when he stopped the show to berate the audience member.
He said, "Hey, you wanna f**king stop the show? That's my f**king mother right there, you jack-off. I'm gonna f**king beat your f**king face in.
Continue reading: Sebastian Bach Curses At Fan After Mother Is Pushed At Show
Joey Luthman - A variety of stars were on hand to help out at the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Eve Event in aid of Skid Row Homeless in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 24th December 2014
Mama Kingston and Soulja Boy - Sean Kingston and Soulja Boy team up with Mama Kinsgton Kitchen to feed the less fortunate for Thanksgiving at Skid Row - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 27th November 2014
Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe is still in custody in a prison in Prague over the death of a fan, as luminaries from the world of metal rush to support him on Twitter. The incident in question is the now much-publicised fracas in a 2010 Prague venue that saw Blythe push a 19 year-old fan who'd made it onto the stage during a Lamb Of God show onto the concrete floor below. The teenager knocked his head against the concrete, allegedly, and died from his injuries two weeks later. Lamb Of God arrived in Prague over the weekend for a show this Thursday but Blythe was arrested as soon as he touched ground.
Continue reading: Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Remains In Prison As Support Grows
Former Skid Row drummer Phil Varone is fronting a racy new sex documentary about real-life swingers.
The rocker, who claims to have bedded over 3,000 women, assembled the swapping subjects for porn company Vivid's new film Swinging American Style: Texas F**k 'Em.
And he stars as the host of a sexually-charged game of Texas Hold 'Em, which features throughout the film.
Varone says, "Swinging American Style goes behind locked doors to show viewers what happens when like-minded couples and singles come together to explore their sexual desires and fantasies. The movie reveals how they find each other and what really happens when they get together, with no secrets left unexplored.
Continue reading: Rocker Phil Varone Fronting Swingers Sex Film
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