It’s not that Sebastian Bach lost that Garden State loving feeling; it’s that Hurricane Irene wasn’t such a big fan of Bach. New Jersey became the adopted home of the Canadian born Skid Row singer, whose real name is Sebastian Philip Bierk, having made his home there for the last 21 years.
Gone are Bach’s collection of KISS memorabilia, including gargoyles from the 1979 tour and a KISS pinball machine. Skid Row fans will never get that boxed set they’ve been longing for, as Bach also lost master tapes, video & audio, concerts, master tapes from his own band.
“Hello, Los Angeles. Hello, New Life. One of the people who will have to put the pieces back together is Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, whose New Jersey home was destroyed by flooding from the hurricane. "I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on 'MTV Cribs,' has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene," Bach wrote. Now Irene has overflowed the reservoir adjacent to my house. Among the "irreplaceable" items lost: KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour, a KISS pinball machine, Skid Row master tapes, master tapes from Oh Say Can You Scream and "boxes & boxes" of original Skid Row memorabilia, from the band's first tour to their most recent, which Bach said no one else had.
"Hello, Los Angeles. Hello, New Life. Rock star Sebastian Bach spent Monday evening trying to salvage his most prized possessions after flooding caused by Hurricane Irene rendered his New Jersey home uninhabitable.
Bach, who rose to fame in the 1980s with the hair metal and rock group Skid Row and now performs as a solo artist, was on tour at the time. "I've lost so much KISS stuff and Skid Row stuff. The house is condemned."
It just breaks my heart," he said, adding: "There was never a bigger Skid Row fan than Sebastian Bach."
Skid Row wrote its songs in Bach's house. Bach, known for his long, blond hair and strong, raspy vocals, joined Skid Row in the late 1980s. Bach left Skid Row in 1996 and has since then concentrated on his solo music and acting career.