New album brings out Bach's serious side

Nov. 20, 2007 at 8:44 AM

DETROIT, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- California hard rock singer Sebastian Bach gets serious on "Angel Down," his first solo album in eight years.

While the former Skid Row frontman once specialized in party anthems like "Youth Gone Wild," he says changing times have inspired a more sober perspective.

"'Youth Gone Wild' was 1989, and this ain't '89," Bach explains. "I've got a 19-year-old son. I get draft registry notices in the mail. That's in my face. I get a draft registry notice for my son, how can that not influence my lyrics?"

"Angel Down" also features Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, a longtime friend of Bach's, on three tracks, including a remake of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle."

In addition to rock 'n' roll singing, Bach also has an extensive TV and Broadway resume that includes "Gilmore Girls," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Jeckyll & Hyde," "The Rocky Horror Show" and VH1's "Supergroup."

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