And the saga continues!
Last week, former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach took to Twitter to answer fans’ questions, and in doing so, suggested that he was once asked to replace Vince Neil as the frontman of Motley Crue in the early 90s.
Then, Nikki Sixx addressed that statement on his radio show Sixx Sense, disputing Bach’s accounts of what happened. The Crue bassist explained, “I read something online. It's not true, and I wanna talk about it a little bit. Sebastian Bach, who was the lead singer from Skid Row…he says that Motley Crue wanted him to replace Vince Neil. And I'm just gonna say right now that is absolutely not true.”
Now, Bach is back in action, but this time, he’s taken to his Facebook page with a lengthy retort to Sixx’s words, appropriately entitled “NIKKI SIXX's ‘CLAIM’THAT SEBASTIAN BACH's ‘CLAIM’ IS ‘ABSOLUTLEY NOT TRUE’ is ‘ABSOLUTLEY NOT TRUE.’”
The rocker writes, “The fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join Motley Crue..... I actually REHEARSED with the band Motley Crue. I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee and I spent a full day singing the Motley Crue set with the band Motley Crue. In front of their whole road crew. I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crews' ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki's very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band Motley Crue. I remember his exact words, that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy, and Mick [Mars] as well. It's not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.”“This was not just a simple offer to 'join a band',” Bach continues. “I rehearsed with the band. I spoke to their management on the phone days later about Nikki's offer. It was a big deal involving record companies, management companies, and all sorts of business dealings. Maybe Nikki doesn't remember that day. But I find it hard to believe that I would spend a day rehearsing with the band, at their official rehearsal hall, do the set with them, in front of their whole road crew, and Nikki doesn't remember this?”
Bach goes on to say that he plans to release an even more detailed account of these events in his forthcoming book, and reiterates that he’s not just "making this up."
So what do you think? Was Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue in the 90s? Would it have worked?
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