Anne Kissel

Sebastian Bach Loses New Jersey Home In Hurricane Irene

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach says he is “in shock” over the loss of his New Jersey home. In a message posted on Facebook, Bach reveals his home of 21 years was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. The storm caused a reservoir close to the house to overflow and topple a bridge. Debris from the bridge crashed into the house and knocked it off its foundation.

“I am numb, in shock and devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV ‘Cribs’, has been destroyed, condemned and deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene…” he wrote.

“Gone are irreplaceable items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour. KISS pinball machine. Skid Row master tapes, video and audio… We will salvage what we can, of course. But how I wish there was a reason to do a box set or something before Hurricane Irene hit. Nobody cared. Now it’s too late. Don’t know what you got till it’s gone, indeed,” Bach continued.

“What makes me happy is that my children and ex-wife are safe,” he added. “My dad’s art is unharmed. No one got hurt.”

Bach plans to leave New Jersey behind and move to Los Angeles.

Kicking & Screaming

Stars Cover McCartney Songs For Tribute Album

Legendary rock stars including Kiss, Billy Joel, and The Cure are reportedly set to contribute versions of songs by Sir Paul McCartney for a new covers album.The Beatles star is planning to put together a compilation of his best-known tracks as performed by some of his favorite musicians, according to British newspaper The Sun.

He has hand-picked the acts he wants to take part in the project, and even reportedly arranged for his son James to duet on The Cure’s contribution to the record.
A source tells the newspaper, “James was over the moon at playing with The Cure. He’s always been a big fan. They all went into a studio in Sussex (south England) and hung out together.”
Paul McCartney - Live in Red Square