New SKID ROW vocalist ERIK GRÖNWALL says some fans think SEBASTIAN BACH is still in the band


New SKID RANK singer Erik Grönwall spoke to The Rock N’ Roll & Coffee Show on how he’s been accepted by the band’s fans since joining the band earlier this year as a replacement for PZ Théart. He said: “There are so many different types of fans. I realized that… Because when we did the show in California, [some] people came up to me after the show, and they were, like, ‘Sebastian [Bach]you still have it. [Laughs] Yeah, it happened. Then you have the fans who still think that Sebastian is in the band, and then you have the fans who know the whole story.”

Erikwho made his recording debut with SKID RANK on the new studio album which has just been released, “The Gang is All There”went on to say that he isn’t bothered that some fans are still calling for a reunion of the band’s classic lineup.

“I understand the fan perspective of wanting original programming – I understand that – because I’m a Good Scott man myself,” he explained, referencing AC DCis the deceased singer. “But I think people are really excited about this new album, and I feel like even those who want the original lineup are starting to approve of it.”

He added, “When I joined this band, I realized it was such a privilege to have people so interested in the band, talking about the band, discussing everything. A lot of bands would kill for that, and it’s a privilege. You have all these people talking about SKID RANK and they love this singer or they love this song or they love this era, and it’s just amazing, to have people so excited about it or to hate it. [Laughs]”

Bach before SKID RANK until 1996 when he was fired. Instead of throwing in the towel, the remaining members took a break and continued playing briefly in a band called OZONE MONDAY. In 1999, SKID RANK reformed and, after some revamping over the years, presented a line-up consisting of bassists Rachel Bolan and guitarists Dave “Snake” Sabo and Scotti Hillalongside the drummer Rob Hammersmith and singer Johnny Solinger. SKID RANK fired solinger by telephone in April 2015, a few hours before announcing the ex-DTT singer Tony Harnell as his replacement. Eight months later, Harnel left the group and was replaced by Artthe British singer of South African origin who once led DRAGON FORCE, TANK and I am I.

“The Gang is All There” arrived on October 14 via earMUSIC. The band recorded most of the LP in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulineczwho has worked with FOO FIGHTERS, ACID STONE, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and CHAINED ALICEamong many others.

Greenwallwho auditioned for the competition show “Swedish Idol” in 2009 singing a cover of SKID RANKit is “18 and Life”joined SKID RANK in January. Artwho had been with the band for over six years, played his last gig with SKID RANK in February before being officially kicked.

Greenwall was a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT with whom he recorded four studio albums — “Address the Nation” (2012),“Tear Down the Walls” (2014),“Into the Great Unknown” (2017) and “HEAT II” (2020) — before leaving the group in October 2020.

In September 2021, Greenwall announced that he was cured of cancer after receiving a bone marrow transplant. “A wonderful, anonymous human being somewhere in the world donated his blood cells so that I could have a second chance at life,” he said. Headbanger lifestyle in January. “Sometimes I have tears in my eyes when I think about it. It’s so beautiful that someone who has no connection with me wanted to do this for me. He/she doesn’t know that blood cells have been for me. It’s totally anonymous.

In September 2021, Greenwall released their cover version of “18 and Life” via all streaming platforms.

In 2018, Greenwall debuted in the United States to 10 million viewers in NBClive broadcast from Andrew Lloyd Webber‘the sand Tim Riceit’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. In the same way john legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik played the key role of Simon Zealots.

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