His career as a rock musician started at the age of 14 with his stint at a metal band ‘Kid Wikkid’. However, when he auditioned for the band, the other members were in the range of 25 to 30 years.
As he got selected, he convinced his father to let him move to Toronto from Peterborough to live with this Aunt Leslie and pursue his career. Unfortunately, the band dissolved in the year 1985.
Subsequently, he joined an American hard rock band ‘Madam X’ of Maxine and Roxy Petrucci, but it turned out to be an unpleasant experience.
In 1987, he joined another American band, ‘Skid Row’ to fill up the vacant spot left behind when their lead singer, Matt Fallon, left the group. He was head-hunted for his performance at famed rock photographer Mark Weiss's wedding.
The band released its debut album ‘Skid Row’ in January 1989 which was a hit with its chartbuster songs, ‘18 and Life’ and ‘I Remember You’. The next album, ‘Slave to the Grind’ came out in June 1991.
Later in 1996, due to some conflict with the members, he was fired from the band. The same year he formed his band named ‘The Last Hard Men’ with guitarists Jimmy Flemion and Kelley Deal, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, all coming from different groups.
The new band attempted recording an album, which was eventually released later in 1998 on Nice Records. The album’s performance was not satisfactory with the sale of only 1,000 CDs.
In 1999, his debut solo album ‘Bring 'Em Bach Alive!’ was released. It was his first release since he left ‘Skid Row’. It featured not only the live performances of Bach's Skid Row songs but also published five new studio recordings, including his single ‘Superjerk, Superstar, Supertears’.
In April 2000, he started performing at Broadway, initially with the title role in ‘Jekyll & Hyde’. Later, he also appeared as ‘Riff Raff’ in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in 2001.
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He hosted a TV show named ‘Forever Wild’ broadcasted in VH1 in early 2002. With the same title, a DVD video containing snippets of performances from the TV show was released in June 2004.
Also, in October 2002, he started performing the lead role in the national touring production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ with JCS veteran Carl Anderson.
He continued performing in television shows till 2007, with some notable performances like in ‘Gilmore Girls’ as a character ‘Gil’, who was the lead guitarist in a band, ‘Hep Alien’.
He joined Axl Rose of the band ‘Guns N Roses’ to perform on the song ‘My Michelle’ on several occasions in 2006 at Milan, Dublin, Donington and California. It proved to be a reunion of the two friends after 13 years.
He participated in VH1’s show ‘Supergroup’ in May 2006, wherein, musicians grouped to form a band, ‘Damnocracy’, lived together for twelve days and composed music. Further, he won the second season of the CMT reality show, ‘Gone Country’, in 2008.
On November 20, 2007, along with EMI music publishing company, he released a jointly created label owned by him, including his album ‘Angel Down’.
In the following years, he undertook several collaborative works like backing vocals for the track ‘Sorry’ on Guns N' Roses' album ‘Chinese Democracy’ (2008), played with bands ‘Poison’ and ‘Dokken’ as well as performed at the ‘Chinese Democracy Tour’ (2009–2010).
He gave his voice to the character Prince Triton in an episode of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, in 2010.
In January 2011, he gave a live performance on NBC's Jimmy Fallon Show. Subsequently, he featured in the video of ‘We Are The Ducks’, a power ballad written for University of Oregon Ducks for the BCS national championship game.
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He released his next solo albums, ‘Kicking & Screaming’ in September 2011 and ‘Give 'Em Hell’ in April 2014. He performed most of his released songs in subsequent tours, ‘Give 'Em Hell tour’ in 2014 and the ‘18 and LIVE’ tour in 2015.
HarperCollins imprint, Dey Street Books, released Sebastian Bach’s autobiography titled, ‘18 And Life On Skid Row’, on 12th April 2016. The book bagged the award as the NPR Best Book of 2017.
On July 13, 2017, he underwent "singing-related" hernia surgery but now is believed to have recovered. He continues to tour across the US, Canada and Europe in the year 2019.
Family & Personal Life
Sebastian Bach started dating Maria Aquinar in the mid-1980s. Maria gave birth to his son, Paris, in 1988. However, they decided to get married four years later in July 1992. Subsequently, they were blessed with another son, London, in 1994 and a daughter, Sebastiana, in 2007.
After the couple divorced in September 2010, he started dating a model, Minnie Gupta. The two were reported to be engaged in April 2012 but eventually ended their relationship in late 2014.
He decided to get engaged to Suzanne Le on December 28, 2014, after dating for only two months and eventually the couple got married in August 2015.
In 2002, he faced a tragic moment when his father died. As per him, he drew his motivation from his father, from his love for art.
In 1991, Sebastian Bach faced heavy criticism for wearing a T-shirt reading "AIDS Kills Fags Dead" while performing on stage. Later, he clarified in public and claimed that he was ignorant about what he was wearing during the performance. He also showcased his belief in charity.