It ain’t over till it’s over folks. 2016 has been a real bitch of a year. We had to suffer through High on Fire shows, Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield’s head lamp, and King Diamond not touring. We also had to deal with a bunch of people kicking the fucking bucket. After a brutal year of deaths in the music world such as David Bowie, Nick Menza, and Dave Mustaine’s sobriety, 2016 has ushered in one more loss before we call it a year.
After a long, agonizing fight, the original voice of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach’s voice, died today at the age of 48. Long time fans of the formerly thin, full toothed, Skid Row vocalist have stuck with him through it all but today, fans mourn the inevitable passing of the voice of Sebastian Bach.
BACHaloreatte420 tweeted: “2day is a sad day. I will miss the voice that sang I Remember U up 2 1992. RIP #ripsebastianbachsvoice
We spoke with long time friend/mentor Eddie Trunk and Eddie had this to say:
Today I got word that the voice of Sebastian Bach lost it’s long time fight with life. I talked about Sebastian in my awesome book. I texted my buddy Rob Halford to talk to him about it but I had to leave him a voice message and I thought to myself, “Sebastian will never be able to do that again.”
Another fan, Ron Saphusso posted to Sebastian Bach’s Official Friendster page: “RIP Bach’s voice. I stood by you as you struggled through night after night and I just hoped that one day maybe your voice would return to being as good as it was during your first season on Gilmore Girls. That last show where you and Rob Affuso jammed I just knew that the end was near. I blame Rob. #ripsebastianbachsvoice
When asked to comment on this story, Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan told us, “It’s so sad to hear that his voice has left us. It’s been on it’s way out for a long while so RIP. I hope his fingers die soon after.”