Fan-filmed video footage of former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach‘s August 12 performance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba, Michigan can be seen below.
Bach‘s new solo album, “Give ‘Em Hell”, sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart.
His previous CD, “Kicking & Screaming”, opened with 6,600 units back in October 2011 to land at No. 73.
The singer’s 2007 effort, “Angel Down”, registered a first-week tally of 6,400 back to enter the chart at No. 190.
“Give ‘Em Hell” was released on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming” was once again produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK SABBATH and SHINEDOWN, among others.
“Give ‘Em Hell” was mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles with Tom Baker.
Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff‘s solo album “Believe In Me”.
The cover for “Give ‘Em Hell” was once again handled by Richard Villa, who worked on “Kicking & Screaming”. Incorporated into the album design is one of the paintings by Sebastian‘s late father David Bierk, who painted the artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Slave To The Grind”, inside artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Subhuman Race”, and Bach‘s solo albums “Angel Down” and “Bring ‘Em Bach Alive!”.
The video for the CD’s first single, “Temptation”, was directed by Patrick Fogarty, who has previously worked with BLACK VEIL BRIDES, PICTURE ME BROKEN and THE BURNING OF ROME.
In a recent interview with Steppin’ Out, Bach stated about “Give ‘Em Hell”: “I absolutely love the record. I worked so hard on it. I tortured myself.
“The process is pretty funny. I’m in the worst mood for a year when we’re making it and then I hear what I want to hear at the end and I’m the happiest, most humorous guy in the world.
“I think it sounds timeless.
“There’s certain singers that can still sound the same as they get older, like Steven Tyler [AEROSMITH], and I’m very lucky that I can do that as well, but I don’t know how I pulled it off! It’s also my best-sounding record. I’m a total audiophile as far as wanting a clear, clean sound and no separation between the instruments.”