NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach says his old heavy metal band has lost credibility and "is now devoid of all meaning in every way."
Bach's comments to Blabbermouth.net were elicited when he was asked to comment about a report that the band's former drummer, Phil Varone, would appear nude in an upcoming issue of Playgirl magazine.
Bach wrote on his Twitter page that Varone's actions are "further proof that the name 'SKID ROW' has completely lost all credibility, cool, accuracy and is now devoid of all meaning in every way."
Varone joined the group after Bach quit; he was featured on the "Celebrity Rehab" spinoff series "Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew," and he will appear on the cover of the winter 2010 issue of Playgirl, which comes out Dec. 15.
"I have never shared a stage or studio with this person in my life," Bach said of Varone. "I ask you 'reunion' fans: (you) expect me to 'go back'... to THIS? Really?"
In an earlier interview with a Florida radio station, Bach said he has moved on with his life, and that a reunion is "not gonna happen."
"I just don't live in 1991 in 2010, and I'm talking about four other guys that I haven't seen in 15 years," Bach said. "I think of Skid Row the same way you might think of picking up your high-school yearbook. You have affection for what happened 30 years ago, but you look at the yearbook and you go, 'Oh, cool,' and you shut it, and it's today."
Skid Row has sold more than 20 million albums.