Sebastian Bach: ‘If you support Donald Trump, you stand against rock n roll’

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This is for all of us Gen-Xers and Xennials: did we ever think that Sebastian Bach would be a Woke King in the year 2020? Sebastian Bach is best known as the lead singer for Skid Row, one of the arguably (?) better ‘80s hair bands. Sebastian was actually known for having long, pretty hair, and he still wears his hair super-long even today. He’s 52 years old now and he was raised in Canada but he’s lived in America (and I believe he’s a naturalized American citizen) for years. And he has many good thoughts about politics! He retweets Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, he promotes science and he’s getting a lot of attention for these good tweets:

How did we not know that Sebastian Bach is a liberal dude? Axl Rose is apparently a big Democrat now too! But I’ll stan Sebastian Bach. My new fave.

We should have known Sebastian was our Woke King with “18 And Life” about the prison industrial complex and toxic masculinity!

“I Remember You,” an underrated love song, tbh.

Rock Fest 80's at The Miramar Regional Park Ampitheatre,

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  1. Leducduswaz says:

    It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that rock stars are liberals, the genre has been pretty counterculture for the last 65 years. From big bands refusing to play segregated venues in the 50s to supporting the anti-apartheid movement in the 80s, rock musicians have generally been fairly woke. Rock fans, maybe not so much, but we can’t blame the bands for (some) of their fans.

    • Myriam says:

      You basically summed up my thoughts a few threads down. Like I said in my post, even though I don’t listen to that music, it always was very clear that rock n roll goes against conservatism. I am more shocked when I hear a rock star is a Republican.

      • petee says:

        I have been around musicians for the better part of my life.My sister has been married to one for thirty some years.Most of them are liberal and free thinkers.I have a very good friend that is a total Trumpster and it drives me crazy!No mask, this is a hoax, conspiracy theory’s,you name it.He is probably the only musician that I know that thinks like this.I am so anti Trump so this is a issue on my part.I can’t wait for November for this idiot to get voted out so I can say your fired!

    • bettyrose says:

      I agree about rock stars, but I have a cousin in the death metal scene who is very conservative, and I’ve known several people from conservative central California whose families/communities lived for Ozzfest back in the day. So I admit that I’ve basically considered the metal scene a political aberration from the rest of rock. But I guess hair bands aren’t really metal? IDK. I spent the 80s as a total synthpop girl, but Sebastian Bach absolutely won me over on Gilmore Girls.

      • SM says:

        Metal is different from rock, it is the later that has emerged as a rebellion against status quo. Of course it doesn’t mean that all rock musicians will be liberal but the bigger part of those who make it big probably will be. Having said that I have no clue who Skid Row is. And have you guys seen Jon Bon Jovi working in his restaurant’s kitchen doing the dishes after feeding homeless people during the epidemic. That alone makes me proud to admit he was my teenage years crush.

      • bettyrose says:

        But how is it different than rock and why does it attract a more conservative following? I swear, I just googled that and found a reddit thread that agrees metal is more conservative that rock or punk but doesn’t explain why.

  2. SamC says:

    Not politics related, but he was such fun when he did a few guest stints on Gilmore Girls.

    • OriginalLala says:

      when he joined GG my husband started watching it with me! lol

    • tealily says:

      His rendition of “Hollaback Girl” at the bar mitzvah is, to my mind, the definitive version.

      … and don’t forget his stint on Trailer Park Boys!

      • Laalaa says:

        I came here to say this!!
        Plus, him talking about how he digs the lyrics of Hollaback girl, I mean… Hep Alien was a great band :-)

      • bettyrose says:

        Sebastian Bach doing Hollaback Girl at a “West Hartford” Bat Mitvah is life, especially when he lectures the Bat Mitvah girl on the power of a strong female attitude. LOVE IT!

      • tealily says:

        My apologies, of course it was a bat mitzvah. That makes way more sense.

        Also, the comments section on YouTube has brought to my attention that Sebastian apparently still plays “Hollaback Girl” live on tour! Was hoping to find a full version online, but no luck yet.

    • Eleonor says:

      I remember!!!!

    • Jess says:

      I only know him from Gilmore girls and I loved him on that show. And now I love him even more.

    • KidV says:

      Whenever his music comes on the radio my husband says “I’m Gil!”

      I really liked their rendition of the Greatest American Hero theme when Jackson won Town Selectman.

      I saw Skid Row in concert when they opened for Bon Jovi. I was mesmerized by SB’s long hair, long legs, long arms. He was like a spider on stage. A cute spider.

      • westcoastbestcoast says:

        I seriously downloaded the OG version of the GAH theme song, based on Hep Alien’s cover of it! Granted I’m of an advanced age that I had a huge crush on him when they were big in the 80′s and watched GG with my niece, so the love really never died.

      • Dana says:

        I saw Skid Row open for Bon Jovi as well. Back when arena concert tickets went for about $15. Good times.

  3. Sarah says:

    Go Sebastian, I’m here for this (and his music).

  4. tealily says:

    Sebastian Bach is a treasure! We don’t deserve him.

  5. nicegirl says:

    Our crime is time, and we’ve 18 and life to go!!

  6. Sharra55 says:

    And let’s not forget Sebastian Bach was on Broadway for a few years too. The man can do it all. And I am here for his tweets.

    • Dazed and Confused says:

      I remember he did an interview when Skid Row was at its peak where he talked about his voice coach. I thought it was so fascinating. I loved that he was taking steps to be safe and protect his voice. He’s incredibly talented and smart.

  7. Slowdown says:

    I remember as a teen when I discovered the band and then saw a photo of him. He was almost too beautiful. And who would have known that the soul matched the face?
    Made my day. Thanks for posting this.

    • tealily says:

      I was recently watching some old videos and YES! He was impossibly pretty as a young man, I’d forgotten!

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He was a Greek god. So thankful he’s sane.

    • bettyrose says:

      Just watched a Skid Row video to feed this nostalgia, and even though he was way older than me at the time, I feel a little pervy lusting for hot young Sebastian now? Nah, he’s hot at any age. Youngins if you don’t know him, go to YouTube right now. It’s just 5 minutes of your life and worth it.

  9. Ariel says:

    He was a BABY when Skid Row’s first album came out. He was 21.
    And so damn pretty!
    Later, i was delighted to him as Gil, the guitarist for Hep Alien on the Gilmore Girls, which i still re-watch as pandemic comfort tv.

    • Julie Taylor says:

      I was in highschool with the drummer of his (then) band back when he would have been17/18. He’d be at our school regularly hanging out with the drummer. I didn’t trust him because he was too pretty lol.

  10. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Anyone listen to him on the recent Winds of Change podcast about the supposed links between the Scorpians biggest hit and the CIA?

    • Jensies says:

      No! But I just heard about it on Lovett or Leave It and I’m obsessed. Is it good?

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        It’s a fascinating subject… but does go on a bit! They could’ve definitely edited it down to a couple less episodes. But great stuff about the Moscow peace festival with Ozzy, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Bon Jovi et al and I loved the bits about Ella Fitzgerald inadvertently assisting the CIA with overseas gigs and the interview with Tony Mendez’s wife (Tony Mendez was the spy Ben Affleck played in Argo – his real life wife was also a spy and remains badass!). Worth a listen

      • Myriam says:

        @Lady Baden-Baden

        I’ve watched Tony Mendez’s wife on a Youtube video where she, as a CIA chief of disguise, breaks down spy scenes from movies and television. She is indeed a badass! If anyone wants to check it out, here’s the link from below.

  11. Sonia says:

    I remember when I first saw him and he made me question my sexuality because he was so beautiful! I wish he’d darken his eyebrows now, they’ve all but disappeared and I’m an eyebrow girl.
    Now I’m off to find the Gilmore Girls episodes he is in…what season???

    • greenmonster says:

      He appeared through several seasons. I think he first showed up in season 4 or 5.

    • tealily says:

      Dude, he was in a ton of them starting season 4, episode 7. He was a pretty regular character!

      • bettyrose says:

        Yeah, you pretty much have to watch all of seasons 4-7 to not miss a moment of him.

  12. Northern_Girl20 says:

    I love him, he’s always been my crush and his voice .. I love love that he’s sane lol

  13. yinyang says:

    Cool! I like him more!

  14. Feedmechips says:

    I only knew who he was from Trailer Park Boys, but he gets a round of applause from me for this.

  15. Lala11_7 says:

    I named my beloved kitty Sebastian Bach back in the 90s…he has ALWAYS been on point and NEVA made my Scorpio intuition alarm go off…NOT ONCE!

  16. ex-liontamer says:

    Back in the day, I worked for a caterer that handled rock shows and we did the Skid Row/Bon Jovi show when they came to town. Sebastian Bach walked by while I was cooking chicken (the stove was in a hallway for some reason) and started calling me ‘Chef Boyardee’. He was a nice guy, no rockstar crap from him.

  17. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I saw Skid Row when they were at their peak and it was a fantastic show!!!!!
    I actually won tickets from a local radio station and took my then 13 year old daughter who was all about Sebastian Bach.

    • Skwinkee says:

      Eeeep he was my first rock star crush. I had my ceiling PAPERED with pictures of him and Skid Row.

      Saw them when I was 14, Pantera was the opening act and my mum took me.

      Sigh I love him!

  18. gelya says:

    Kaiser- This is the best article CB has had all week. :) THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was thinking of Sebastian just the other day and wondering what he was up to.

    Hair Bands were everything to me in the late 80′s & early 90′s. If anyone told me that over thirty years later that Axl would be tweeting intelligent responses to a lunatic like Mnuchin I would have never believed it.

    Now Sebastian is Tweeting. It is perfection!

    I miss the simpler days of Skid Row & Gun ‘n’ Roses coming on the radio. Summer days spent lying in the yard blaring the radio and gossiping with my girlfriends and getting into silly arguments who had better hair Sebastian or Axl.

    • greenmonster says:

      In all fairness: who would think that Axl had better hair than Sebastian? SB had the most beautiful hair out of all of them :D

      Also: I totally agree, it is one of the most enjoyable posts this week. I love being able to take some time, forget everything terrible for a moment and talk about who had the best hair in the 80s.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Sebastian Bach and Axl Rose both have histories of infidelity, and Axl Rose has used the N- word, justifying it by saying he doesn’t do boundaries and that everyone should get to use it. But it is decent of them to be anti-Trump now, especially with the platforms they have.

      • tealily says:

        Lol, I don’t think you’ll find anyone who’ll argue that Axl Rose isn’t a dick. GnR was great though.

  19. M.A.F. says:

    Anyone watch his reality show? It was the peak of VH1 Reality. Nothing too scandalous, him & his wife were cute (I think they are divorce now?).

  20. Dee Kay says:

    I hated Gilmore Girls but I loved Sebastian Bach on it. I have liked all his anti-Trump tweets, I’m so glad he’s using his fame against the orange monster. I think Axl Rose did a tweetstorm a couple of years ago where he was explaining climate change to a GOP idiot and it was amazing. 80s rock stars are really out here educating folks.

  21. AppleTartin says:

    As a Gen-Xer he gave me major lady boner as a teenager . And decades ago I saw him walk down a street in NYC when he was doing Jekyll & Hyde. He was still beautiful. Well the looks may have faded. But he if she stands against Trump I’m still a fan.

  22. Yanick Chery says:

    What?? I LOVED SKID ROW AND BACH. Didnt watch Gilmore Girls but to hear he did a bat mitzvah witha girl power speech is amazing. Adding Bach to my twitter

  23. Chickaletta says:

    So many rock stars are literally, well, rock stars. I’m so happy when they speak out. I am proud of each and every musician who has slapped The Bubba Trump Shrimp Presidency with cease and desist orders over their music.

    Whenever I read about something like this I think of Dee Snider going toe to toe with Tipper Gore and how eloquently he made his points.

  24. Stef says:

    Love this post!

    I was a huge Skid Row fan in the late 80′s, Sebastian Bach was an icon. Glad to see he’s still rocking in the free world.

  25. Bread and Circuses says:

    Okay, I haven’t seen him since he was young and impossibly pretty, so it’s a bit of a shock and a bit of a relief to see he has aged into a perfectly human looking man, and very gratifying to learn he aged into a good man.

  26. Mia says:

    Worked in the music industry and met Sebastian Bach and the rest of Skid Row numerous times. They were down to earth and funny. “We are the Youth Gone Wild”, great memories.

  27. Ae says:

    Not a GG fan, but you lovely people turned me on to the greatness for SB on that show and I am better for it. Thanks all!!