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Ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has responded to a recent interview in which SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan told a journalist that answering questions about the possibility of working with Bach again is “a waste of time.”

“I go on my Twitter feed and I read things like [January 24] was the 25th anniversary of the release date of the first SKID ROW album, and SKID ROW doesn’t give a fuck,” Bach tells Yahoo! Music. “I would love to do something to celebrate it, and my former bandmates are like, ‘Nah, we’re playing a bowling alley. We’re happy. We don’t care.’”

He adds: “There’s a lot of unreleased material sitting around collecting dust. The fans would love [to see it being released], but I guess my band is allergic to cash. They’re happy not being big. It’s such an insult to the millions of people who dug our albums. It’s like saying, ‘We were just joking [back then]. Happy anniversary!’”

Bach in July 2012 posted a letter on his Facebook page in which he said he was willing to reunite with SKID ROW. “For the fans, I would be willing to put my ego aside and do something that would be special for the people who put us where we are today,” he wrote. “I do not personally want it myself. But it’s not always about ‘what I want.’ If the fans really want to see us together, I would do it for the fans. Sometimes you can do things for people other than yourself.”

Bach said he wanted to write the letter in response to current SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger‘s interview in which Johnny said a tweet by Bach about a possible SKID ROW reunion was an attempt to “get attention.”

Speaking to SCTimes.com, Bolan stated about Sebastian‘s departure from SKID ROW, “We thought we were disbanded and that we’d never do it again. Then we kept getting e-mails and the management office was getting lots of letters about people wanting to see SKID ROW on stage and we really started to miss it. We knew if we got back together, we were going to do things different.”

He added, “When Johnny joined the band [in 1999], that really gave us a kick in the ass. It was a different guy there and everything that came out of that guy was positive.”

On the topic of the persistent rumors of a reunion with Sebastian, Bolan said, “Actually, there were never any talks. Ever. That was all just total rumor. We got rid of him in the ’90s and never looked back. . . After the first tour [with Solinger on vocals], it seemed like this is the way it’s always been. It’s so weird, I’ll hear an old song on the radio and it just sounds so bizarre to me because I’m so used to Johnny singing it.”

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On September 24, GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

SKID ROW‘s latest EP, “United World Rebellion – Chapter One”, was released in Europe on May 24 via Germany’s UDR Music. The European version of the EP includes two bonus tracks, both of them cover tunes: “Fire Fire” (EZO) and “United” (JUDAS PRIEST).

“United World Rebellion – Chapter One” sold around 1,500 copies in the Unted States in its first week of release. Released in North America on April 16 via MRI, the effort is the first in a series of EPs that the reincarnated band — Dave “Snake” Sabo (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Scotti Hill (guitar), Johnny Solinger (vocals) and Rob Hammersmith (drums) — plans to release in the near future.

In a recent interview with Legendary Rock Interviews, Bolan was asked if SKID ROW intentionally recaptured the sound and feel of its early records on the new EP. “You know, I’d like to say that we are that smart and we could think of that [laughs], but I think we knew we should go back to our roots,” he said.

“Our last record (2006′s ‘Revolutions Per Minute’) was so experimental. People thought it was weird. We did too, but it’s just a thing where every now and then in your career you’ve gotta make a weird record.

“When Snake and I were writing for this first EP, we purposely didn’t listen to the radio and instead we listened to the stuff that influenced us growing up, the stuff that, basically, helped us write the first two records. That’s how we did it this time around, and this is what came out of it, and the more stuff we write, the more it feels like we’re back in the groove of things.

“It’s weird, man — when you have a career that spans a long time, it becomes really easy to get far away from your roots. If you make a conscious effort to try and pay attention to what your musical roots were, it seems like stuff starts coming out.

“I’m really glad to hear [people] say that [it sounds like the follow-up release to] ‘Slave’, because as we were recording that, we all kept saying that, like, Man, this is kinda like ‘Slave To The Grind’.’ We are stoked.”

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The Dude of the 106.5 KWHL radio station conducted an interview with Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM before their August 23 concert at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. You can now watch the chat below.

HALESTORM will release a new EP called “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP” on October 15. The six-song EP follows up 2011′s “ReAniMate”, which featured the band’s renditions of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. The new collection will feature tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, DAFT PUNK, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC and MARILYN MANSON.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Lzzy Hale if the band had ever been denied permission to record a song for one of these EPs. “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP,” she said. “We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by GUNS N’ ROSES, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl [Rose] — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Hale said about the new EP, “Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

HALESTORM won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the track “Love Bites (So Do I)”, from the band’s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The latest single from the 2012 release is “Here’s To Us”, which was also featured on a February 2012 episode of “Glee”.

HALESTORM is currently on a North American tour that ends in early October, after which the band will head to Europe. But they’ll be back in late November for one more round of North American shows to finish out the year.

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Atlantic City Insiders recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale. You can now listen to the chat below.

HALESTORM will release a new EP called “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP” on October 15. The six-song EP follows up 2011′s “ReAniMate”, which featured the band’s renditions of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. The new collection will feature tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, DAFT PUNK, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC and MARILYN MANSON.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Lzzy Hale if the band had ever been denied permission to record a song for one of these EPs. “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP,” she said. “We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by GUNS N’ ROSES, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl [Rose] — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Hale said about the new EP, “Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

HALESTORM won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the track “Love Bites (So Do I)”, from the band’s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The latest single from the 2012 release is “Here’s To Us”, which was also featured on a February 2012 episode of “Glee”.

HALESTORM is currently on a North American tour that ends in early October, after which the band will head to Europe. But they’ll be back in late November for one more round of North American shows to finish out the year.

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Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach joined SIN CITY SINNERS on stage this past Saturday, September 14 at Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada to perform a number of classic rock tracks, including MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “Live Wire”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

After Bach revealed in a a three-word tweet to a fan on August 29 that he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago, CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx quickly retorted that Bach‘s version of events never happened. Sebastian then took to his Facebook page to describe in some detail the circumstances behind his being asked to join the CRÜE, which included taking part in a full day’s rehearsal with the band and a slew of phone calls between various managers, agents and label executives. “I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee, and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Bach wrote. “I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s 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 MÖTLEY CRÜE. 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.”

Bach didn’t reveal the full details of what went down that day, promising his Facebook followers that he “will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.”

He added: “I am not simply ‘making this up’… I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

On Friday (September 13), Nikki tweeted what appeared to be a short response to Bach‘s online rant: “Someone needs attention to try and sell some books.” He then added: “I always liked the term ‘washed up.’”

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Sebastian Bach has posted a link to a 1994 interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx which the former SKID ROW singer apparently feels supports Bach‘s claim that he was once asked to replace Vince Neil as the frontman of MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“Here is a fascinating interview with @nikkisixx where he describes the band MÖTLEY CRÜE rehearsing with Sebastian Bach. Enjoy!” Sebastian wrote on his Facebook page, before following it up with: “ABSOLUTLEY TRUE. @nikkisixx tells it like it is! Sebastian Bach Book on Book Shelves Soon… #ForTheWin #NoBullshit #Oops #YouCantMakeThisStuffUp #IAintMadAtYa #NotLying #ItsOK #SomeoneOwesSomeoneAnApology #ThanksForTheHype #IRememberYou”

In the above-mentioned clip (which can be seen below; skip to 3:50 mark), Nikki can be heard telling host Riki Rachtman of MTV‘s “Headbanger’s Ball”: “We said we owed it to ourselves to at least see what it felt like [to have a different singer]. At times when Vince was out of town or off doing whatever he was into doing, Sebastian Bach would come down and hang out with us. And we’d be rehearsing. We need a singer to rehearse. So he’d sing. Steve Perry from JOURNEY came down one time just to hang out and meet everybody. And he was singing. So we kind of had a feeling what it would be like to have a different singer. And we said, the least we could do is try it on for size before we, you know, end it. And we met John [Corabi] and it was magic.”

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

After Bach revealed in a a three-word tweet to a fan on August 29 that he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago, Sixx quickly retorted that Bach‘s version of events never happened. Sebastian then took to his Facebook page to describe in some detail the circumstances behind his being asked to join the CRÜE, which included taking part in a full day’s rehearsal with the band and a slew of phone calls between various managers, agents and label executives. “I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee, and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Bach wrote. “I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s 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 MÖTLEY CRÜE. 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.”

Bach didn’t reveal the full details of what went down that day, promising his Facebook followers that he “will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.”

He added: “I am not simply ‘making this up’… I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

On Friday (September 13), Nikki tweeted what appeared to be a short response to Bach‘s online rant: “Someone needs attention to try and sell some books.” He then added: “I always liked the term ‘Washed up.’”

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has apparently dismissed former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach‘s latest online missive as a ploy to get “attention to sell some books.”

After Bach revealed in a a three-word tweet to a fan that he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago, Sixx quickly retorted that Bach‘s version of events never happened. Sebastian then took to his Facebook page to describe in some detail the circumstances behind his being asked to join the CRÜE, which included taking part in a full day’s rehearsal with the band and a slew of phone calls between various managers, agents and label executives. “I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee, and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Bach wrote. “I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s 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 MÖTLEY CRÜE. 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.”

Bach didn’t reveal the complete details of what went down that day, promising his Facebook followers that he “will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.”

He added: “I am not simply ‘making this up’… I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

Earlier today, Nikki tweeted what appeared to be a short response to Bach‘s online rant: “Someone needs attention to try and sell some books.”

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Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach says that MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx‘s “memory is wrong” regarding whether Bach was once asked to replace Vince Neil as the frontman of MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Earlier this week, Bach responded to a question on Twitter, saying he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago. But Sixx disputed that account, telling the listeners of his “Sixx Sense” radio show that Bach‘s claim that was “absolutely not true. At the time that Vince left MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1990… ’89… ’90.. somewhere in there… ’91… [Sebastian] was in SKID ROW and SKID ROW was on top of the world,” Sixx said. “And [Dave] Snake [Sabo], their guitar player, was one of my very best friends. So I think I would remember that.

“I don’t know where Sebastian got this. I think maybe Sebastian wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE and just forgot to tell us that he wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE when we were looking for a singer. Which I don’t think we would have taken him anyway, just because of our friends from SKID ROW.”

Sixx added, “Sebastian Bach was never part of this master plan, that’s for sure. So I wanted people to know that.”

Earlier tonight, Bach posted the following lengthy statement on his official Facebook page:

“Well, it’s not every day you wake up to one of your childhood heroes calling you a liar. Either that, or Nikki Sixx‘s memory needs some serious ‘refreshing.’

“What the fuck is Twitter? Twitter is the new rock magazine of the modern age.

“When I was a kid, we had magazines and journalists and interviews and articles and pinups and posters to follow our favourite artists. Nowadays? Twitter is actually the new rock magazine.

“Last week I answered one tweet with three words. Some fan asked me if I was ‘ever approached to join MÖTLEY CRÜE.’ My tweet, in response to this, was: ‘not approached. asked.’ Literally three words.

“The next day I woke up and saw that my tweet had actually become headline news on every single rock music website. Every single rock music radio station. Every single rock news outlet, radio, web, or print, was reporting ‘Sebastian Bach asked to join MOTLEY CRUE.’

“I laughed that all of these supposed ‘news outlets’ have nothing better to do then go to my Twitter page to manufacture ‘news’ stories.

“None of these ‘news stories’ had any actual quotes by me. Or anything that I actually said. Every single article just copied and pasted my tweet.

“It is incredible to me that my Twitter feed is a source of ‘news’ for every rock news outlet around the world.

“Everybody knows that Nikki Sixx is in control of MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“When I woke up that next day and saw every headline of every news outlet ‘Sebastian Bach asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE‘, ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE Sebastian Bach blah blah blah blah blah,’ I was laughing, because this is extremely old news. I could envision Nikki Sixx seeing his band’s name ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE‘ in every single news article and saying, ‘Hey, I am MÖTLEY CRÜE! What the fuck is all this?’

“And now today I wake up to the headline that Nikki Sixx himself is on his radio station actually talking about my tweet.

“It is incredible to me that Nikki Sixx, one of my childhood heroes, would go on his radio station to talk about one single tweet that I made. I did not realize that my tweets were this newsworthy. It blows my mind that Nikki Sixx is on his radio station talking about one tweet that I made in response to a fan.

“Why people are constantly fixated on what happened in 1991 is completely beyond me. But that’s just the way it is.

“What did they say about the ’80s? If you remembered it, you weren’t really there? A perfect example of this would be Nikki Sixx‘s book ‘The Heroin Diaries’. In his ‘diary,’ Nikki tells a story about the ‘Theater Of Pain’ tour and how I kicked in the window of the CNE Stadium door on the afternoon of the show and let all of the fans in at three in the afternoon. Being that his book is a ‘diary,’ you would think that this would be accurate information. But in actual fact, this whole incident did not even happen on the ‘Theater Of Pain’ tour. In fact, this incident occurred on the ‘Shout At The Devil’ tour. About 3 or 4 years before ‘Theatre Of Pain’.

“So does that mean Nikki Sixx‘s ‘claim’ that his ‘book’ is a ‘diary’ is ‘absolutely not true?’ Do I think Nikki Sixx is actually ‘lying?’ Not really. I am sure that all of the heroin and partying and drinking would affect a man’s memory. The simple fact is that, I did indeed kick in the doors… on the ‘Shout At The Devil’ tour. Not the ‘Theater Of Pain’ tour.

“Who even cares? What does this even matter, anyways?

Vince Neil is the singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE. He always has been, and he always will be. Vince Neil is the voice, frontman, and singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE. Now and forever.

So, Nikki Sixx is either calling me a liar, or his memory is wrong in this instance. I am willing to assume the latter.

“The fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE… I actually REHEARSED with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee [MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer] and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE. In front of their whole road crew.

“I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s 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 MÖTLEY CRÜE. I remember his exact words, that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy, and Mick [Mars, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist] as well.

“It’s not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.

“I remember everything about that day…. including what kind of sandwich Tommy Lee had for lunch.

“I will tell this complete story in my upcoming book.

“This was not just a simple offer to ‘join a band.’ 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?

“Oh, well.

“I will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.

“I am not simply ‘making this up.’

“Thank you all for enjoying my Twitter page so very much.

“I am not a liar.

“I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it.

“I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has dismissed as “absolutely not true” Sebastian Bach‘s claim that the former SKID ROW singer was once asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was ever considered to replace Vince in MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied that he was not just “considered” but that he was actually “asked” by CRÜE if he wanted to join the band as its new lead singer. He then added that the story of how close he came to becoming a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE might be included in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently working on and for which he recently revealed that he had “a big offer from a big book company.”

When another fan pressed Bach on why the singer turned down the offer to join MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied: “The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band SKID ROW was better.” Sebastian then added, “Gee, I sure know how to pick ‘em.”

Speaking on a recent edition of his “Sixx Sense” radio show, Sixx addressed Bach‘s comments, telling his listeners (hear audio below): “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 — and I still think he should still be in SKID ROW, and I’ve talked to all of them about that many times; they just can’t along — he says that MÖTLEY CRÜE wanted him to replace Vince Neil. And I’m just gonna say right now that is absolutely not true.

“At the time that Vince left MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1990… ’89… ’90.. somewhere in there… ’91… [Sebastian] was in SKID ROW and SKID ROW was on top of the world. And [Dave] Snake [Sabo], their guitar player, was one of my very best friends. So I think I would remember that.

“I don’t know where Sebastian got this. I think maybe Sebastian wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE and just forgot to tell us that he wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE when we were looking for a singer. Which I don’t think we would have taken him anyway, just because of our friends from SKID ROW.”

Asked by his “Sixx Sense” co-host Kerri Kasem if it’s possible that one of the other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE may have drunkenly told Bach at a bar somewhere that Sebastian “should be” the new lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Sixx replied: “We were all sober at the time. That was part of the problem — that Vince wasn’t sober and we all were. And that’s kind of part of what the big blowup [with Vince] was all about.

“In the end, we should have worked through our differences — MÖTLEY CRÜE should have, with Vince, and been where we are today — but we didn’t. We were young, and we didn’t have managers at the time who were strong enough to say, ‘Hey, guys, this is the wrong thing to do.’ But Sebastian Bach was never part of this master plan, that’s for sure. So I want people to know that.”

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David Garlow of Examiner.com recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

SKID ROW‘s latest EP, “United World Rebellion – Chapter One”, was released in Europe on May 24 via Germany’s UDR Music. The European version of the EP includes two bonus tracks, both of them cover tunes: “Fire Fire” (EZO) and “United” (JUDAS PRIEST).

“United World Rebellion – Chapter One” sold around 1,500 copies in the Unted States in its first week of release. Released in North America on April 16 via MRI, the effort is the first in a series of EPs that the reincarnated band — Dave “Snake” Sabo (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Scotti Hill (guitar), Johnny Solinger (vocals) and Rob Hammersmith (drums) — plans to release in the near future.

In a recent interview with Legendary Rock Interviews, Bolan was asked if SKID ROW intentionally recaptured the sound and feel of its early records on the new EP. “You know, I’d like to say that we are that smart and we could think of that [laughs], but I think we knew we should go back to our roots,” he said.

“Our last record (2006′s ‘Revolutions Per Minute’) was so experimental. People thought it was weird. We did too, but it’s just a thing where every now and then in your career you’ve gotta make a weird record.

“When Snake and I were writing for this first EP, we purposely didn’t listen to the radio and instead we listened to the stuff that influenced us growing up, the stuff that, basically, helped us write the first two records. That’s how we did it this time around, and this is what came out of it, and the more stuff we write, the more it feels like we’re back in the groove of things.

“It’s weird, man — when you have a career that spans a long time, it becomes really easy to get far away from your roots. If you make a conscious effort to try and pay attention to what your musical roots were, it seems like stuff starts coming out.

“I’m really glad to hear [people] say that [it sounds like the follow-up release to] ‘Slave’, because as we were recording that, we all kept saying that, like, Man, this is kinda like ‘Slave To The Grind’.’ We are stoked.”

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“This Is Killing Me” lyric video:

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