Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has told TheRecord.com that he has become more outspoken on gun control in the wake of the spate of deadly mass shootings the country’s seen over the last decade
“I’ve lost friends on Facebook for sticking up for gun control,” he said.
“I can’t take it,” he continued. “We literally wake up in fear. Was there a school shooting or fascist rally? Did a nuclear bomb get dropped?”
Bach went on to say that he “voted for Hilary” Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “I don’t understand how anybody would accept a reality-show host as president instead of a politician,” he said. “It’s insanity. It’s like starting a band and your first show is at Toronto SkyDome. You gotta build up to it.”
Last September, Bach told Music Injection that things had gotten particularly bleak in the months after president Donald Trump took office.
“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”.