sebastian_bach-400 Sebastian Bach has told fans he was offered Vince Neil’s job in Motley Crue in 1992, but he turned it down because he believed he’d be better off staying in Skid Row.

The band made the decision to replace Neil after their relationships broke down. In the end they hired John Corabi, who recorded the acclaimed 1994 self-titled album with them before record label pressure brought Neil back three years later-leaving Corabi suicidal.

But now Bach, who split with Skid Row in 1996, has said he was in line for the role.

A fan recently asked on Twitter if he’d been “considered to replace Vince in Motley,” to which the vocalist responded: “Not considered. Asked.”

After a request to clarify who approached him, he confirmed it was Motley Crue themselves. Then he was asked: “Why didn’t you take it?”

He wrote, “The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band, Skid Row, was better. Gee, I sure know how to pick ‘em.”


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  • Doug on

    Not sure Bach would have been able to step back behind Sixx and Lee, who clearly were and remain the faces of Crue. V. Neil openly admits that he is second fiddle in the band. On Corabi, totally agree with comments. The Scream album was/is good, first three songs especially, and his efforts on Crue album rocks!

  • James on

    I find it funny that when Vince does a solo show he plays maybe two solo songs and the rest are Crue songs. Why even have a solo band?? Sebastian is awesome! One of the best vocalists around. Steve Stevens is also great. Love his guitar on Billy Idol’s Blue Highway.

  • Brian on

    John Corabi put out a couple albums with Bruce Kullick from KISS under the name Union in the mid nineties. Both are pretty good, but the band didnt go anywhere.

  • Anthony on

    I agree with James on Vince’s solo shows,I have seen the Vince Neil solo band quite a few times and he never does anything off Exposed or Carved in Stone why idk but,and i also love the Crue 94 album totally underrated classic album and HEAVY!!! Not gonna lie i like everything that camp puts out.

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