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Sebastian Bach (born Sebastian Philip Bierk, on April 3, 1968) is a Canadian heavy metal singer, best known as ex-frontman of Skid Row.
Born in Freeport, Bahamas, and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, he attended nearby Lakefield College School. He is of Norwegian, French Canadian, and Native American descent. He currently resides in Lincroft, New Jersey, United States.
Bach`s father was the visual artist David Bierk. He is the brother of retired NHL goaltender Zac Bierk, model/actress Heather Dylan Bierk and Toronto based artists Jeff, Nick Alex and Charles Bierk.
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Bach was invited to join Skid Row in 1987 at the age of 18 when guitarist Dave Sabo heard him sing at famed rock photographer Mark Weiss` wedding. Sabo sent him a videotape of the band playing, and Bach subsequently joined the band. After enjoying commercial success as lead singer of Skid Row, Bach was eventually fired in 1996.
In 1989, Bach was heavily criticized for wearing a t-shirt on stage that a fan had thrown to him before he could read it, with the slogan "AIDS Kills Fags Dead" emblazoned on it, (a parody of the insecticide ad slogan, "Raid: Kills Bugs Dead") after realizing what was on the shirt he reportedly took it off and threw it away. Although he made light of the incident in his original apology (stating that he would`ve been offended by someone mocking his grandmothers` then-recent death with a "Cancer Kills Grandmas Dead" shirt) Bach has since repeatedly apologized for and disavowed the statement, "That was really stupid and wrong for me to wear that for one half-hour in my life. What nobody brings up is in 2000, when I was in Jekyll & Hyde, and at an auction for Broadway Cares, I donated $12,000 of my own money to fight AIDS."
In 1990, Bach performed with Guns N` Roses and Metallica, on the same stage, at a party held by RIP Magazine, the improvised name for the band was: The Gak.
 Post-Skid Row
In 1993, Bach provided vocals for Triumph`s "Rock N` Roll Machine" during the Q107 Hall of Fame broadcast.
In 1996, Bach formed a rock band called The Last Hard Men, with Frogs guitarist Jimmy Flemion, The Breeders lead guitarist Kelley Deal, and Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group recorded a full-length, self-titled album for Atlantic Records, who then opted not to release it. In 1998 it was released on Kelley Deal`s label, Nice Records, with no fanfare and a very limited pressing of 1000 CDs. This run may have been sold via mail order only.
In 2000, Bach began performing in Broadway productions. He made his Broadway debut with the title role in Jekyll & Hyde in April 2000. Although originally only contracted through early September, Bach received good reviews and was asked to extend until October 15. Replacing him was David Hasselhoff, whom Bach mentored slightly during rehearsals. He also appeared as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show in 2001. On November 28, 2001 Bach appeared at New York Steel, a benefit concert held in response to 9/11. He appeared early in the show, left to perform on Broadway, and returned at the end when all performers gathered for a final song.
In early 2002, he became the host of VH1`s Forever Wild. In October that same year, Bach was signed to perform in the national touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing the title role alongside JCS veteran Carl Anderson (who reprised his familiar role from Broadway and film of Judas Iscariot). On April 2003, following a disagreement with the director, Bach was fired for alleged diva-like behavior. He has said if he ever did the show again, he would like to try the role of Judas next time. A DVD video of live performances called Forever Wild was released in June 2004. That same year, he reprised the title role(s) in another showing of Jekyll and Hyde.
Sometime in 2003, Bach tried out for Velvet Revolver before the band found Scott Weiland, but was turned down because, according to Slash, "We sounded like Skid Roses!"
From 2004 to 2007, Bach had a recurring role on the WB television show Gilmore Girls as "Gil", the lead guitarist in Lane Kim`s band, Hep Alien.
In 2005, Bach cooperated with Henning Pauly to be the singer on the Frameshift album called An Absence of Empathy, which was released in April 2005.
He still performs with his band, Sebastian Bach (formerly noted as Bach Tight Five and Sebastian Bach and Friends). Members of Bach Tight Five lived with him and his family as recently documented on VH1`s "I Married ...Sebastian Bach", one of the "I Marri
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Sebastian Phillip Bierk
David Bierk (visual artist)
Zac Bierk (ice hockey player)
Dylan Bierk (actress/model)
Axl Rose, DJ Ashba, Dizzy Reed, Vince Neil, Steven Adler
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Jeff Bierk, Charles Bierk, Alex Bierk, Nick Bierk
Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Todd Lowe, Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson
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The Riffleman [1958-1963], SCTV [1976-1981], Another World [1964-1999]
Judas Priest, Spread Eagle, Love/Hate, Circus Of Power, Desperado
Tumbleweed (Love/Hate) , Painkillers (Judas Priest), He Man Woman Hater (Extreme), Broken City (Spread Eagle)
Sebastian Philip Bierk (born April 3, 1968), known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
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Heavy metal, Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Glam Metal, Country Rock, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
1983–present Skid Row, Frameshift, Damnocracy, Guns N' Roses, James LaBrie, Dokken, Winter Rose, Bon Jovi, Madam X, Kings Of Chaos
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hard rock, progressive metal, glam metal, country rock, thrash metal, speed metal
Skid Row, Frameshift, Damnocracy, Guns N' Roses, James LaBrie, Dokken, Winter Rose, Bon Jovi, Madam X, Kings Of Chaos
Powerful High Vocal range, His Height ,Long Blonde Hair
Paris Francis Muir Bach (Son), Siddhartha Halford Bach (Son), Sebastiana Maria Chantal Bach (Daughter), Maria Bierk (Wife)
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Sebastian Bach was born on April 3, 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas as Sebastian Phillip Bierk. He is an actor, known for Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010), Rock of Ages (2012) and Final Rinse (1999). He has been married to Minnie Gupta since April 4, 2012. He was previously married to Maria Bierk.
Raised in Canada
Former lead singer of the metal band Skid Row
Brother of actress Dylan Bierk
Brother Zac Bierk is a professional goaltender and has played in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Minnesota Wild.
His father is David Bierk, a founding member and the Director of Peterborough's Artspace (1974-1987) and artist.
Used to be a choir boy.
Skid Row's 1991 album, "Slave to the Grind", debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. It was the first metal album to do so. It sparked more metal albums to debut at #1, including Guns N' Roses "Use Your Illusion" albums.
He got into trouble after wearing a T-shirt that read, "AIDS Kills Fags Dead". He later apologized on MTV for wearing the shirt and showing poor judgment.
Wrote the lyrics for the Skid Row song "Wasted Time" about his friend Steven Adler, who was the original drummer for Guns N' Roses.
Ted Nugent led an intervention on the VH1 reality show Supergroup (2006) and Bach gave up alcohol. Nugent promised to "kick the shit out of" him if he ever drank again. Later during the finale of the show Sebastian brought out a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and began guzzling it. Then he put some of the drink on Nugent's face and it was revealed that the bottle was filled with iced tea. Sebastian had done this as a joke.
Has 2 sons, Paris Francis Muir Bach (born March 4, 1988) and London Siddhartha Halford Bach (born January 17, 1994), and a daughter, Sebastiana Maria Chantal Bach (born July 15, 2007) with Maria Bierk.
Since the summer of 2000, he has been starring in Broadway musicals such as 'Jekyll and Hyde', and most recently, as of November 1, 2002, he's been signed to perform as Jesus Christ in the touring company of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. [June 2000]
Presently touring Australia with Guns 'n Roses (June 2007).
Appeared in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' playing the title role on tour until he was fired in April 2003 for diva-like behavior. He is working on a June release of the "Forever Wild" DVD and also has a new band called the Bach Tight 5. [May 2004]
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If I ever grow up, I don't want to be around for it.
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