Sebastian Bach Reveals Cover for ’18 and Life on Skid Row’ Memoir
The book, which is due out April 12 and available for pre-order now, was originally scheduled for January, but has been bumped back — perhaps to give Bach and his publisher, Del Rey Books, time to get on the (ahem) same page after he publicly complained about the original synopsis.
Bach is presumably happy with Del Rey's current description of the book, which promises "lurid tales of excess and debauchery."
"Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime," reads the official synopsis. "It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 and Life on Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star."
Billboard notes that the cover shot is an outtake from the cover shoot Bach did for Rolling Stone in 1991, the year Skid Row released their No. 1 sophomore LP, Slave to the Grind. He also told Billboard, "When Park Avenue leads to Skid Row, Saville Row and beyond ... it's all here. All that I could put in, without getting arrested ... again. What do you do when you're 18 and the sentence is life? On Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Pantera and more. This is my life. Read it and freak."
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