Bach: Rock's not business to me – it's an adventure
Former Skid Row frontman reckons his humble demeanour is what keeps him popular
Sebastian Bach believes his humility is what makes him a hit with music fans – even those who aren't into his work.
The former Skid Row frontman says he never thought he'd make it as a rock star, believing that title was exclusively for icons such as AC/DC and Van Halen.
Bach tells The Portland Mercury: "I don't take this too seriously. When I got into rock'n'roll, I never thought I would make it, because I thought that only gods could be rock stars.
"So I do everything with a smile, like, 'I can't believe this is happening.' And I think people feel that, that I'm a real fan of rock'n'roll. It's not a business to me – it's an adventure."
The singer adds he still feels like the kid who used to jump around his bedroom pretending a tennis racket was a guitar.
He says: "Heavy metal and hard rock is something I feel in my blood, and it makes me move around, and fucking jump — it gets me fired up. I think it goes back to when I was a little kid.
"Me and my friends, our favourite thing to do was to get tennis rackets and put on whatever's popular at the time — Boston, Cheap Trick, Kiss — and we would do jumps off the bed and fucking do all these rock moves. And that's what I do for a living. I still play a mean tennis racket."
Bach's solo band is on a US tour ahead of some European dates, including support slots with Judas Priest. He recently compared Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan to estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, saying: "I haven't given that guy any reason to dislike me in 19 years."
SEBASTIAN BACH TOUR DATES 2015
Jun 26: Springfield Boondocks, IL
Jun 27: Joliet Mojoes, IL
Jun 28: Sterling Heights Freedom Hill, MI
Jun 30: Kent Outpost Concert Club, OH
Jul 01: Fort Wayne Piere's Entertainment Center, IN
Jul 02: Dayton Oddbody's, OH
Jul 03: Pittsburgh Altar Bar, PA
Jul 05: Lancaster Chameleon Club, PA
Jul 07: Baltimore Rams Head, MD
Jul 08: Morgantown Schmitts Saloon, WV
Jul 10: Louisville Expo Five, KY
Jul 11: Little Rock Juanita's Cantina, AR
Jul 12: Houston Concert Pub North, TX
Jul 14: Dallas Gas Monkey Live, TX
Jul 24: Tel Aviv Reading 3, Israel
Jul 25: Barcelona Rock Fest Can Can Zam, Spain (with Judas Priest)
Jul 26: Madrid Auditorio Miguel Rios, Spain (with Judas Priest)
Aug 15: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, CA