18 and Life on Skid Row
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18 and Life on Skid Row

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In this uncensored, unfiltered memoir, the musician and former front man for Skid Row tells the story of how a choir boy became a mega-successful hair metal god, rode the wave of fame in Heavy Metal’s heyday, and came out alive on the other side when glam rock went the way of the cassette tape and the Walkman.

Sebastian Bach is an iconic rock vocalist who has sold in excess of twenty million records worldwide. Best known for his powerful high vocal range and his flowing blonde locks, he’s been a stand out member of the metal music scene since he was fourteen. From first joining Kid Wikkid, Bach has rocked out with Skid Row, Madam X, The Last Hard Men, The Frogs, and Frameshift, and with famous friends such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Soundgarden, Pantera, and Guns ’N Roses.

But eventually the party bus stopped and the rock star grew up. Yet the fun didn’t end. Bach established a successful solo career as an actor, musician, and singer, appearing on numerous television shows and on Broadway. In this no-holds-barred memoir—raw, powerful, wild, funny, and reflective—he charts his unconventional childhood, first in the Bahamas and then in his rise from small-town Canada to the world’s greatest concert stages to the Great White Way and beyond.

There’s the usual sex, drugs, parties, women, hair products, and headbanging rock ‘n’ roll, but there is also a lot more. Here is a rock star who can write, tell a great story, and has kept his career moving forward despite the changing musical landscape. Through it all, this talented artist remained devoted to his craft, and to having a damn good time.

Title:18 and Life on Skid Row
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062265393
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages

    18 and Life on Skid Row Reviews

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Jun 13, 2016

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ 18 and Life On Skid Row is not a deep book - there are no Keith Richards musings on life or rich observations on the artist ...

  • Twerking To Beethoven
    Dec 26, 2016

    I guess it'd have been a much better book with the help of a ghostwriter. This is 100% Bazz's work anyway. Hence the three stars. It's genuine, alright....

  • Robin
    May 18, 2016

    Head-bangers and "party on doooood!" fans will love this memoir of heavy metal band, Skid Row. It's also interesting for readers who can't resist a good tell-all memoir that totally embraces the "sex,...

  •  ?LEAH?Bookish Obsesssion
    Jan 25, 2017

    Book Title: 18 And Life On Skid RowAuthor: Sebastian BachNarration: Sebastian BachSeries: Stand AloneGenre: Autobiography, NonfictionSource: Audiobook (Library)OVERALL RATING: 4/5 STARSFind my full re...

  • Samantha
    Dec 21, 2016

    As a fan of Skid Row and Sebastian Bach I would strongly suggest that Bach get a ghost writer or an editor next time. Or just skip it all together and continue his life as a rock star. It was painful ...

  • Leanne
    Nov 28, 2016

    Ah, the 80s. If you weren't there, well, you missed out. And if you there and remember it clearly, then you didn't do it right....

  • Ricky
    Jan 06, 2017

    This book was okay, the details were vague. This could be because Bach was under some kind of substance during the events. His details of using drugs is prevalent all over this book. A perfect example...

  • Kristin
    Dec 29, 2016

    This was not a fun rock memoir. Bach is neither self aware nor articulate and much of his life is repulsive. His tales of sexual exploitation on the road veer into abuse territory and he shows no awar...

  • Hewitt Moore
    Jan 23, 2017

    Typical "sex, drugs and rock n roll" memoir, where Sebastian recalls his life of being an asshole drunk and druggy. He talks about starting fights with people for looking at him, duct taping chicks to...

  • Charles
    Jan 16, 2017

    I enjoyed it. Skid Row was not one of my favorite bands of the 80's but I liked songs like Monkey Business and Slave to the Grind. I did like Bach's voice and liked some of the music from his solo car...