This is such horrible news. We just got news that Skid Row‘s frontman, Sebastian Bach‘s home was completely trashed by Irene. The New Jersey pad is completely uninhabitable now as is evidenced by the photos Bach’s been posting on his Facebook page. Unfortunately, all the water-logging has completely also destroyed his considerable collection of all sorts of memorabilia any music fan would die for.
Bach explained in a huge post that you can read here, writing, “Now Irene has overflowed the reservoir adjacent to my house. The surging waters have snapped the bridge in half next to my house & sent the bridge straight into my garage, knocking the house off of its foundation. The basement that has been dry for over 2 decades is now overflowing with water & I am not even allowed to start pumping the water out due to fears of electrocution.”
It also destroyed scores of collectors items as he revealed, “Original Skid Row & KISS fans, I have bad news for you. Gone are irreplaceable items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour. KISS pinball machine. Skid Row master tapes, video & audio, concerts, master tapes from Oh Say Can You Scream etc. Boxes & boxes of one of a kind Skid Row memorabilia, from the first tour to our last, all stuff I collected on the road that no one else had.” Bach ends the post with, ” I will always love New Jersey but now there is literally nothing left for me here except memories of a past life. Hello, Los Angeles. Hello, New Life. Here I am. It’s time for a new start. Like I have a choice.” We can’t offer anything else except that we’re totally rooting for him. Hang in there, Sebastian Bach!
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