In a brand new interview with Australia’s Music Injection, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was asked if it is hard to maintain a positive attitude in a world that is filled with hate, terrorism, bigotry and racism. “Well, the Internet, as when we invented the Internet, we are not sure how we’re going to be affected by that technology until we actually live with it,” Bach responded.
“In the last year or so, I have discovered that one of the greatest feelings that I can feel is that I can wake up and turn my phone off! I didn’t do that since these phones are being invented,” he continued. “It is almost like the same feeling that you get when you go to the record store and you are digging for albums. Turning your phone off and not refreshing the latest shittiest news headline or commenting or say this about this person. Turning it off is a glorious feeling!
“I think that celebrities are off the Internet now, like Axl Rose [GUNS N’ ROSES], the biggest-selling musician, has no social media whatsoever — nothing! The Internet is a very negative… it is pretty much all negative there is very little positive stuff on there.
“You ask, is it hard to maintain positivity, and the answer is yes, definitely!”
Bach, who has spoken out against President Donald Trump in previous interviews, said that things have gotten particularly bleak in the past nine months.
“Well, since Donald Trump became president, Facebook became not fun for me,” he said. “Every headline sucks, everything sucks and I get to the point where I can’t take it! All of that news, constantly, day after day, week after week, it gets me down and it gets me in a bad mood.
“I don’t know about everybody else, but when I read about nuclear war, I find it hard to get on with my day,” he added. “I thought we got rid of that nuclear war conversation in the ’70s! It gets [me] very sad and angry at the same time. Climate change makes me angry. It makes me mad that people deny that when the world is fucked. It makes me furious.”
Sebastian recently confirmed that he was preparing to make the follow-up to his 2014 album “Give ‘Em Hell”.
The singer’s autobiography, “18 And Life On Skid Row”, came out last December via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.