Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo – Reuniting With Classic Skid Row Would Be ‘Living a Lie’
With all of the band reunions happening over the last few years, many want to know when Skid Row will make amends with Sebastian Bach for a tour. But don't get your hopes up, as guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo says a classic Skid Row reunion would be "kind of living a lie."
Bach and Skid Row parted ways in 1996, and the band decided to reform in 1999 without him. Back in 2016, they attempted to reunite, but Sabo revealed that there were still even disagreements between them then.
"Well, it's been 23 years, so to say that I'm over it would be an understatement. We attempted [a reunion] slightly. We dipped our toes in the water and realized that it didn't feel so good. It's just one of those things where we still could not see eye to eye — we couldn't even get past the point of simple texting," the guitarist told Loaded Radio (as heard below).
In 2019, months before Bach headed out on a solo tour where he planned to play the Skid Row album in its entirety in celebration of its 30th anniversary, the singer extended the offer for his former bandmates to join him onstage, which never came to fruition.
Two years later, the vocalist expressed his feelings about doing a reunion, telling Florida's 98.7 The Gater that "there's no reason" why it shouldn't happen, and that it would really be for their fans. "When those guys try to say, 'He's difficult to work with,' let me just say this one more time — we have not been in the same room together since the year 1996. Shut the eff up about you thinking you know what I'm like. You don't know anything about what I'm like," he remarked.
However, Sabo doesn't want to reunite just for the sake of it, he wants to be in a band where the members genuinely get along and enjoy playing together.
"I have nothing but gratitude and humility for what we have achieved and for what we're able to continue to do. So while there may be people out there who are flashing dollar signs with a lot of zeroes, I still have to be happy doing it, and I am. And that's what's most important. I need to be happy being in a band with the people I'm in a band with," he continued in the aforementioned chat with Loaded Radio.
"A lot of other bands can go out and they don't see each other till they're onstage and travel on separate buses and all that stuff, and that's all well and good, but I don't wanna live my life like that. I don't wanna be up onstage and kind of living a lie, it just doesn't feel good. So, while I'm thankful for people's interest and whatnot, I'm even more thankful that we still get to play music for a living under our terms."
See the full interview below.