"It’s great when I play Download with my solo band. We get more people than….. I’m not gonna name names, but some of the bands that came on after us, we blew their fucking ass out."
Sebastian Bach says ‘30,000 People Left’ after his band’s set at Sweden Rock
Posted By: Metal Sludge
Tina of MetalTalk.net conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach at the Hard Rock Hell festival, which took place between November 29 and December 3 at Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Camp in North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below.
Asked to name his personal highlights of this past summer’s touring season, Bach said: "Download [festival in the United Kingdom] was amazing. Sweden Rock [Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden] was amazing."
He continued: "It’s great when I play Download with my solo band. We get more people than… like, as many as any other band. It’s completely been filled as far as you can see. And I’m not gonna name names, but some of the bands that came on after us, we blew their fucking ass out, as far as attendance. So that’s very satisfying for me. Like Sweden Rock — it was our show. We opened for another band. When we played, there had to have been 65,000 people there. And then, when the next band played, who were supposedly bigger than us, I swear, 30,000 people fucking left. I mean, I’m not exaggerating. Maybe more. It was, like, absolutely shocking.
"So, a lot of people say, ‘When are you getting back with your old band [SKID ROW]?’ I’m doing great on my own. [laughs] You can’t do better than selling out Sweden Rock or Download. I mean, I don’t need those fucking guys."
According to the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Bach played in front of 14,000 people on June 7 between 9:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on the "Rock" stage at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival. The same paper also reports that SOUNDGARDEN performed in front of roughly 20,000 fans at the start of their Sweden Rock set, which kicked off at 11:30 p.m. later that night on the "Festival" stage.
The capacity of Sweden Rock Festival has been around 33,000 for the past couple of years.
Sebastian Bach side stage appearance noted in YELLOW from Download UK.
Bach in July posted a letter on his Facebook page in which he said he was willing to reunite with SKID ROW. "For the fans, I would be willing to put my ego aside and do something that would be special for the people who put us where we are today," he wrote. "I do not personally want it myself. But it’s not always about ‘what I want.’ If the fans really want to see us together, I would do it for the fans. Sometimes you can do things for people other than yourself."
Bach said he wanted to write the letter in response to current SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger‘s interview in which Johnny said a recent tweet by Bach about a possible SKID ROW reunion was an attempt to "get attention."
The above article is taken from Blabbermouth