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18 and Life on Skid Row - Sebastian Bach


Published: 19th December 2016
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Out of the gutters of 1980s ROCK ’n’ ROLL, Skid Row was born

Sebastian Bach is the epitome of a front man. Loud, boisterous, self-destructive, and creatively awash, he was the glam-haired and electrifying singer of Skid Row, which took the world by storm with their platinum-selling songs “18 and Life,” “Youth Gone Wild,” and “I Remember You,” and were strongly instrumental in uniting the vestiges of glam metal with the onslaught of ’90s grunge.

In his restless, exhilarating memoir, Bach dishes on everything Skid Row: the parties, drugs, and international tours with Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, KISS, and Guns N’ Roses, as well as the creative juices that carried him through Skid Row’s heyday and kept him successful after they broke up. With typical Sebastian-esque scream and bravado, 18 and Life on Skid Row reflects on the cost of fame, the price of creativity, and what it means to go from rock hopeful to rock star with the attitude to match!

From his birth in the Bahamas to his teenage years in Canada to the formation of Skid Row and headlining tours for thousands of ravenous fans, this is the ultimate story of Skid Row and the genius behind the music.

Let the rock begin.

About the Author

Sebastian Bach is a singer best known for being the front man of the successful metal band Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row, Bach has had a successful solo career in music in addition to many television roles and performances in Broadway plays. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California.


great insight into a great entertainer and his bands


great insight into this larger than life entertainer with the amazing voice and his rise to stardom

Victoria, Australia



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"In the hedonistic new memoir 18 and Life on Skid Row, Sebastian Bach is brutally frank in his description of life on the road and exploits...Written in a funny, everyman style, 18 and Life finds Bach as one of rock's most affable frontmen." -- Rolling Stone
"The soulfulness of Sebastian Bach's new memoir caught me off-guard....The book's personal stories are compelling...they're what make 18 and Life on Skid Row a captivating read." -- LA Weekly
"[a] ribald and freewheeling memoir...often a delightfully trashy and salacious read. The overall impression one gets of Bach is of an outgoing and genial person...it works because of Bach's puppyish enthusiasm-for music, yes, but also for booze, for drugs, and for sex in unusual places. Rock it up!" -- AV Club
"a wild ride of a memoir" -- The Houston Press
"the rock book that's going to be hard to beat" -- Las Vegas Weekly
"give the gift of Baz this holiday season and get the Skid Row scoop via one of rock's greatest frontmen." -- Vanyaland

ISBN: 9780062265395
ISBN-10: 0062265393
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 19th December 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.3  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.59