During a recent conversation with fans via his Twitter account, former SKID ROW singer SEBASTIAN BACH revealed that back in the ’90s – when MÖTLEY CRÜE split with Vince Neil – he was asked to join.
Bach’s Twitter following asked him if he was ever considered to replace Neil in Mötley Crüe. He responded, “Not considered. Asked.” Bach went on to say in a following post that “the fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join Mötley Crüe….. I actually rehearsed with the band Mötley Crüe.”
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx addressed the claim shortly after the exchange suggesting that Bach had his facts wrong. In response, Bach dug up some old interview footage on YouTube to back up his claim (go to 3:50):
Bach recently issued the following statement:
“The fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join Mötley Crüe….. I actually rehearsed with the band Mötley Crüe. I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee and I spent a full day singing the Mötley Crüe set with the band Mötley Crüe. In front of their whole road crew. I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crews’ ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki’s very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band Mötley Crüe. I remember his exact words, that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy, and Mick as well. It’s not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.
I remember everything about that day…. including what kind of sandwich Tommy Lee had for lunch. I will tell this complete story in my upcoming book. This was not just a simple offer to ‘join a band’. I rehearsed with the band. I spoke to their management on the phone days later about Nikki’s offer. It was a big deal involving record companies, management companies, and all sorts of business dealings. Maybe Nikki doesn’t remember that day. But I find it hard to believe that I would spend a day rehearsing with the band, at their official rehearsal hall, do the set with them, in front of their whole road crew, and Nikki doesn’t remember this? Oh well. I will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join Mötley Crüe in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon. I am not simply ‘making this up’.
Thank you all for enjoying my Twitter page so very much. I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”