Skid Row是美国的重金属乐队，成立于1986年，位于新泽西州的汤姆斯河。他们目前的阵容包括贝斯手Rachel Bolan，吉他手Dave Sabo和Scotti Hill，鼓手Rob Hammersmith和歌手ZP Theart。该乐队在1980年代末和1990年代初获得了商业上的成功，其前两张专辑Skid Row（1989）和Slave to the Grind（1991）认证了多白金唱片，后者在Billboard 200上排名第一。乐队的第三张专辑Subhuman Race（1995年）也广受赞誉，但未能重复其前辈的成功。在此期间，乐队由Bolan，Sabo，Hill，鼓手Rob Affuso和主唱Sebastian Bach组成。到1996年底，该乐队已在全球售出2000万张专辑。
在1999年用强尼· 索林格（Johnny Solinger）取代巴赫（Bach）和菲尔·瓦罗内（Phil Varone）取代阿芙索之后，斯基德·罗（Skid Row）发行了《厚皮》（Thickskin，2003年）和《每分钟的革命数》（Revolutions per Minute，2006年），两者都受到负面欢迎。2015年4月，Skid Row宣布他们已经与Solinger分道扬and，并用前TNT歌手Tony Harnell取代了他。八个月后，哈内尔离开了乐队。2017年1月，前DragonForce主唱ZP Theart在乐队担任巡回演出一年后被任命为官方主唱。
Skid Row 由贝斯手Rachel Bolan和吉他手Dave Sabo于1986年在新泽西州的汤姆斯河成立。这对夫妇通过报纸广告招募了吉他手Scotti Hill和鼓手Rob Affuso。主唱塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫（Sebastian Bach）取代了原歌手马特·法伦（Matt Fallon），因为该乐队在18岁时在摇滚摄影师马克·魏斯（Mark Weiss）的婚礼上发现巴赫（Bach）唱歌，并要求成员于1987年初加入。乐队开始在俱乐部里表演演出。整个美国东部。
萨博（Sabo）和约翰•邦乔维（John Bongiovi）是青少年朋友，萨博（Sabo）短暂地是邦乔维（Bon Jovi）的成员，之后被吉他手里奇•桑博拉（Richie Sambora）取代。萨博（Sabo）和邦乔维（Bongiovi）同意，如果其中一个在音乐行业取得成功，他会帮助另一个。Bon Jovi的经纪人Doc McGhee寻求了Skid Row，并于1988年与Atlantic Records达成了唱片合约。 Skid Row 与生产商Michael Wagener一起在威斯康星州日内瓦湖的皇家唱片公司录制了首张专辑。在发行专辑之前，管理层向吉他手Gary Moore支付了$ 35,000，以获取其名字的版权。同名乐队。
乐队于1989年1月发行的首张专辑Skid Row获得了即时成功。唱片凭借前十名单曲“ 18 and Life ”和“ I Remember You ” 的实力脱颖而出，成为5倍铂金。Skid Row为Bon Jovi的新泽西 巡演开张来支持专辑。由于六个月之行的一部分，贫民窟发挥了其有史以来第一个英国演出在支持邦乔维的户外表演米尔顿凯恩斯杯 8月19日，1989年的第二天，贫民窟在伦敦发挥了成功的俱乐部节目跑马灯俱乐部在查林十字路。 Skid Row还参加了莫斯科音乐和平节，旨在将McGhee排除在监狱外。McGhee面临贩毒指控，因此在俄罗斯举办了一场反毒品/和平音乐会，他和他的兄弟管理的一些艺术家参加了音乐会。
三个月后，斯基德罗（ Skid Row）返回英国，与比格先生（Mr. Big）一起在莫特利·克鲁（MötleyCrüe）的欧洲Feelgood博士 巡回演出中开幕。随后，英国的头条新闻巡回演出在伦敦的Hammersmith Odeon的一场演出中达到高潮，在Vain的支持下。 Skid Row继续巡演到1990年，包括在其Pump巡回演唱会的北美站中为Aerosmith提供支持。
在乐队的歌迷所说的“瓶事件”中，巴赫在马萨诸塞州斯普林菲尔德的一场音乐会上从人群中扔出了一个瓶子，在那场比赛中被击中，1989年12月27日，Skid Row为Aerosmith开幕。把瓶子扔回去，打了一个女孩（不是投掷者），于是他跳上人群殴打了那个人，在1990年由Skid Row发行的名为Oh Say Can You Scream的巡回录像中可以看到。]
此后不久，巴赫在另一场演出中穿上了一件T恤，宣称反同性恋的口号 “ AIDS Kills Fags Dead”是对Raid杀虫剂“ Raid Kills Bugs Dead” 的口号的欺骗。先前是由风扇送给他的衬衫，因为看到巴赫是前一年穿着的。在MTV新闻上，巴赫驳斥了争议，说“我不明白到底有什么大不了，但我猜如果有人穿着T恤说“癌症杀死了奶奶的死者”，我可能也会有点生气。但是，巴赫最终对这一事件表示遗憾，声称他在穿上衬衫之前没有阅读标语。即使他戴着它在《金属边缘》杂志上拍摄照片。] 乐队还为Make A Difference基金会发行的《通往天堂的阶梯》 /《通往地狱的阶梯》录制了性手枪的《阳光下的假期》。]
Skid Row于1990年随Wagener返回工作室，录制了第二张工作室专辑Slave to the Grind。这张专辑于1991年6月发行，并在Billboard 200上排名第一，在没有任何电台点击的情况下达到了2倍白金的地位。贫民窟再次出去上一年历时超过一个全球巡演，包括一条腿支撑枪炮玫瑰乐队于1991年，在外观岩石怪物在达宁顿堡于1992年 从至研磨是为出发乐队; 而《滑行》则是遵循1980年代典型乐队公式《奴隶到磨床》的专辑声音更重 在支持奴隶到格林德的大部分巡演中，斯基德罗拿出潘泰拉作为开幕表演。 Skid Row最初要求即将到来的摇滚乐队Nirvana为他们开放，但他们拒绝了，说Skid Row是“过于同性恋”，与塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫T恤事件有关。巧合的是，早期的涅磐化身也被简单地命名为Skid Row。
在《从奴隶到粉碎》促销巡回演出之后，于1992年9月发行了封面B-Side Ourselves的EP 。在开始制作他们的第三张专辑之前，Skid Row在1993年根据McGhee的建议延长了休止期，以等待垃圾摇滚运动消退。远。也是在此期间，Skid Row与Wagener分道扬possibly，可能是由于音乐对Slave to the Grind的跟进采取了不同的方向。1994年，乐队与制作人Bob Rock返回录音室录制了第三张专辑。亚人类该版本于1995年3月发行，在美国排行榜中排名前40位。尽管它没有取得前辈的成功，但它受到了积极的评价，并且在美国只发行了一个“ Into Another ”。截至2019年，Skid Row很少播放Subhuman Race现场演唱的歌曲; 他们中的大多数人最后一次演出是在1995年的专辑巡回演唱会上，而“ Beat Yourself Blind”是他们与随后的歌手Johnny Solinger和ZP Theart一起演唱的唯一歌曲。
那时，乐队转向在较小的场所演出，其视频很少在MTV上播放，部分原因是垃圾摇滚的流行以及1980年代许多重金属风格的衰落。滑行是范•哈伦（Van Halen）在“ 平衡 之旅 ”北美之行的开场白。最终，在与Bolan发生争执后，Bach于1996年末离开了乐队，Bolan拒绝了Kiss团聚之旅中的开场时间，尽管Bach已经预订了该乐队。其他乐队成员告诉巴赫（Bach），《大排档》（Skid Row）太大，无法进行开幕表演，因此他们不会参加演出。然后，巴赫在队友的答录机上留下一条消息，告诉他们乐队的规模从来都不大，无法向基斯开放。
危险玩具歌手Jason McMaster在2020年5月在Chuck Shute播客上接受采访时透露，在此期间，Sabo和Bolan找他去试演Skid Row作为Bach的接班人，但由于他“不是一个大人物”而被拒绝了。粉丝”和“正试图让玩具重回道路”。麦克马斯特还回忆说：“塞巴斯蒂安走了，所以不管走了哪一年（当他们与我取得联系时）。当他离开时，这里是篝火晚会，斯内克和瑞秋坐在那里：’好吧，我们想试用？’ 我的名字在名单上。”
博兰有一个附带项目，一个朋克乐队Prunella Scales在计划的Kiss表演的同时表演。巴赫和其他乐队成员之间的裂痕随后导致他离开斯基德罗。四年后，Skid Row是2000 Kiss Farewell Tour的开幕表演之一。 1998年，Skid Row发布了汇编40 Seasons：The Best of Skid Row，没有巴赫的投入。在巴赫离任后，其余成员继续与《火星极品女人》的歌手肖恩·麦凯比（Shawn McCabe）一起担任Ozone Monday。在1998年和1999年，该小组在新的绰号下向Kiss和MötleyCrüe开放。
Skid Row在1999年与新的主唱Johnny Solinger和鼓手Phil Varone一起重组。重组后，乐队在告别之旅中向Kiss开放，并与1980年代其他金属乐队合作，例如Poison和INXS的贝斯手Garry Gary Beers。在2002年，他们参加了Rock Never Stops Tour的活动。 Skid Row于2003年夏天发行了第四张全长工作室专辑《Thickskin》，这是首张以索林格为特色的专辑，也是其8年来的第一张工作室专辑。 2004年，Dave Gara被宣布为新鼓手。
SPV Records于2006年10月发行了第五张Skid Row专辑Revolutions per Minute。 Wagener与Skid Row团聚，成为这张专辑的制作人。2007年，乐队为Monster Ballads圣诞专辑录制了“ Jingle Bells ”。在2008年1月，他们与莫特利· 克鲁（MötleyCrüe），拉特（Ratt）和斯劳特（Slaughter）一起参加了杂色巡游。在2010年初，Rob Hammersmith成为了乐队的新鼓手。
2013年2月，Skid Row与Megaforce Records签约，并表示新材料将作为三个独立的EP发行。第一章《联合世界叛乱：第一章》于2013年4月发行，接下来的12至18个月，还将有另外两名EP。
2014年2月，乐队开始创作第二张EP。2014年8月，Skid Row发布了三部曲的第二章，名为《诅咒军团的崛起》。2015年4月，索林格被乐队开除。当天晚些时候，宣布原属于挪威旋律金属乐队TNT的Tony Harnell将取代Solinger。同月，乐队发布了其早期单曲“ 18 and Life”的重新录制版本，供免费下载。2月，也就是索林格（Singer）离开的两个月前，斯基德罗（Skid Row）宣布他们正在撰写《联合世界叛乱》系列的第三章。
Harnell于2015年12月离开Skid Row，前DragonForce主唱ZP Theart担任2016年音乐会的主唱。 2017年1月，ZP Theart被任命为乐队的正式成员。在2018年3月，据透露，该乐队为《联合世界叛乱》三部曲发行的下一张专辑现在将是一张全长专辑，并将于2019年某个时候发行。
2019年1月，Skid Row的同名首张专辑的豪华版以数字形式发行，其中包括首次重新制作的原始专辑（带有“ Forever”作为加分曲目）以及乐队4月的唱片1989年2月28日在加利福尼亚威斯敏斯特的 The Marquee演出。乐队成员表示，他们对重新发行没有任何投入。
在2019年夏季，前Skid Row歌手塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫宣布计划在巡回演出中演唱该乐队的同名首张专辑，以庆祝其成立30周年，并公开邀请该乐队与他一起在舞台上演出这是他们分手以来的第一次，希望这会导致与巴赫的重聚。吉他手Dave“ Snake” Sabo拒绝了邀请，前鼓手Rob Affuso随后证实，他将在巡回演出中与巴赫一起演出。
Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. Their current lineup comprises bassist Rachel Bolan, guitarists Dave Sabo and Scotti Hill, drummer Rob Hammersmith and vocalist ZP Theart. The group achieved commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with its first two albums Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) certified multi-platinum, the latter of which reached number one on the Billboard 200. The band’s third album Subhuman Race (1995) was also critically acclaimed, but failed to repeat the success of its predecessors. During this period, the band consisted of Bolan, Sabo, Hill, drummer Rob Affuso, and frontman Sebastian Bach. The band had sold 20 million albums worldwide by the end of 1996.
After replacing Bach with Johnny Solinger and Affuso with Phil Varone in 1999, Skid Row released Thickskin (2003) and Revolutions per Minute (2006), both of which garnered mixed to negative reception. In April 2015, Skid Row announced that they had parted ways with Solinger, and replaced him with former TNT singer Tony Harnell. Eight months later, however, Harnell left the band. In January 2017, former DragonForce vocalist ZP Theart was named the official lead singer after spending a year as a touring member of the group.
Early years (1986–1988)
Skid Row was formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey, by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave Sabo. The pair recruited guitarist Scotti Hill and drummer Rob Affuso through newspaper ads. Lead vocalist Sebastian Bach replaced original singer Matt Fallon after the band spotted Bach singing at rock photographer Mark Weiss’s wedding at the age of 18, and the members asked him to join in early 1987. The band began playing shows in clubs throughout the eastern United States.
Sabo and John Bongiovi were teenage friends and Sabo was briefly a member of Bon Jovi before being replaced by guitarist Richie Sambora. Sabo and Bongiovi agreed that if one of them made it in the music business, he would help the other out. Bon Jovi’s manager Doc McGhee sought out Skid Row, and secured the band a record deal with Atlantic Records in 1988. Skid Row recorded its debut at the Royal Recorders in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with producer Michael Wagener. Before releasing the album, the management paid a reported $35,000 to guitarist Gary Moore for the rights to the name of his namesake band.
Skid Row and Slave to the Grind (1989–1992)
The band’s debut album Skid Row, released in January 1989, was an instant success. The record went 5× platinum on the strength of the Top 10 singles “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”. Skid Row supported the album by opening for Bon Jovi on their New Jersey tour. As part of the six-month tour, Skid Row played its first ever UK gig supporting Bon Jovi’s outdoor show at Milton Keynes Bowl on August 19, 1989. The next day, Skid Row played a successful club show at London’s Marquee Club in Charing Cross Road. Skid Row also took part in the Moscow Music Peace Festival, which was set up to keep McGhee out of jail. McGhee was facing drug trafficking charges, and therefore set up an anti-drug/peace concert in Russia, featuring a few of the artists that he and his brother managed.
Skid Row returned to the UK three months later, opening for Mötley Crüe on their European Dr. Feelgood tour in early November 1989 with Mr Big. That was followed by a UK headlining tour culminating in a show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, with Vain supporting. Skid Row continued touring into 1990, including supporting Aerosmith on the North American leg of their Pump tour.
In what is referred to as “The Bottle Incident” by fans of the band, Bach was hit onstage with a bottle thrown from the crowd at a concert in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Skid Row was opening for Aerosmith on December 27, 1989. Bach threw the bottle back, hitting a girl (not the thrower), so he jumped on the crowd to beat the person who can be seen on a tour video released by Skid Row called Oh Say Can You Scream in 1990.
Shortly thereafter, at another show, Bach put on a T-shirt proclaiming the anti-gay slogan “AIDS Kills Fags Dead” as a spoof of the slogan for the insecticide Raid, “Raid Kills Bugs Dead”. The shirt was previously given to him by a fan,as Bach was seen wearing the year prior. On MTV News Bach dismissed the controversy saying “I don’t see what the big deal is really but I guess if someone wore a T-shirt saying “Cancer Kills Grandma’s Dead” I’d probably be a little bit pissed too.” But, Bach eventually expressed regret over the incident, claiming that he did not read the slogan before putting the shirt on. Even though he wore it for a photo shoot in Metal Edge magazine. The band also recorded a cover of the Sex Pistols’ “Holidays in the Sun” for the Make A Difference Foundation release Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell.
Skid Row returned to the studio with Wagener in 1990 to record its second studio album Slave to the Grind. The album was released in June 1991 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, reaching 2× platinum status without any radio hits. Skid Row once again went out on a worldwide tour which lasted over a year, including a leg supporting Guns N’ Roses in 1991 and an appearance at Monsters of Rock in Castle Donington in 1992. Slave to the Grind was a departure for the band; while Skid Row was an album that followed the typical 1980s band formula, Slave to the Grind had a heavier sound. Skid Row took out Pantera as an opening act on much of the tour supporting Slave to the Grind. Skid Row originally asked upcoming grunge band Nirvana to open for them but they declined, saying that Skid Row was “too homophobic”, relating to the Sebastian Bach T-shirt incident. Coincidentally, an earlier incarnation of Nirvana was briefly also named Skid Row.
Subhuman Race and split with Bach (1992–1998)
After the Slave to the Grind promotional tour, an EP of covers B-Side Ourselves was released in September 1992. Before beginning work on their third album, Skid Row took an extended hiatus in 1993 on McGhee’s recommendation to wait for the grunge movement to fade away. Also during this period, Skid Row parted ways with Wagener, possibly due to the music taking a different direction for the follow-up to Slave to the Grind. In 1994, the band returned to the studio with producer Bob Rock to record its third album. Subhuman Race was released in March 1995, and charted in the top 40 on the American charts. Although it did not achieve the success of its predecessors, it received positive reviews and only one single, “Into Another”, charted in the US. As of 2019, Skid Row rarely plays any songs from Subhuman Race live; most of them were last performed on the album’s tour in 1995, while “Beat Yourself Blind” is the only song they have played live with its subsequent singers Johnny Solinger and ZP Theart.
At that point, the band shifted to performing at smaller venues and its videos were rarely played on MTV, partly because of the rise in popularity of grunge and subsequent decline of many 1980s heavy metal styles. Skid Row was the opening act for Van Halen on the North American leg of their Balance tour. Eventually, Bach left the band in late 1996 after an argument with Bolan who turned down an opening slot on the Kiss reunion tour even though Bach already booked it. Other band members told Bach that Skid Row was too big for an opening act and that they were not going to do the show. Bach then left a message on a bandmate’s answering machine telling them the band was never too big to open for Kiss.
Dangerous Toys vocalist Jason McMaster revealed in a May 2020 interview on The Chuck Shute Podcast that, during this period, he was approached by Sabo and Bolan to audition for Skid Row as Bach’s replacement, but turned it down as he was “just not a huge fan” and “was trying to get Toys back on the road.” McMaster also recalled: “Sebastian was gone, so whatever year he was gone [is when they got in touch with me]. When he left, and here’s a campfire, and Snake and Rachel are sitting around: ‘Well, who do we wanna try out?’ And my name was on the list.”
Bolan had a side project, a punk band Prunella Scales who was playing at the same time as the planned Kiss show. The rift between Bach and the other band members subsequently led to him leaving Skid Row. Four years later, Skid Row was one of the opening acts for the 2000 Kiss Farewell Tour. In 1998 Skid Row released the compilation 40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row without Bach’s input. After Bach’s departure, the remaining members continued as Ozone Monday with singer Shawn McCabe of Mars Needs Women. In 1998 and 1999, the group opened up for Kiss and Mötley Crüe under the new moniker.
Johnny Solinger era (1999–2015)
Skid Row re-formed in 1999 with new lead vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Phil Varone. After re-forming, the band opened for Kiss on its farewell tour, and also played with other 1980s metal bands such as Poison and INXS’s bassist Garry Gary Beers. In 2002 they were part of the Rock Never Stops Tour. Skid Row released its fourth full-length studio album Thickskin in the summer of 2003, which was the first album to feature Solinger and its first studio album in 8 years. In 2004, Dave Gara was announced as the new drummer.
The fifth Skid Row album Revolutions per Minute was released in October 2006 by SPV Records. Wagener reunited with Skid Row and became this album’s producer. In 2007, the band recorded “Jingle Bells” for a Monster Ballads Christmas album. In January 2008 they performed as part of the Motley Cruise with Mötley Crüe, Ratt and Slaughter. In early 2010 Rob Hammersmith became the band’s new drummer.
Speaking in 2009 about the next Skid Row album, Hill said “we haven’t sat down and recorded anything yet, but we have sat down and worked out some ideas and just played them on a handheld recorder. Everybody’s writing and we’re getting into that mind set. Once the wheels get in motion we’ll all probably fly out to Atlanta spend a week or two up there come home, go back up there do it again, we’re all living in different cities, which can make it difficult at times.”
In February 2013 Skid Row signed with Megaforce Records, and stated the new material would be released as three separate EPs. The first chapter United World Rebellion: Chapter One, was released in April 2013, with two more EPs set to follow in the following 12 to 18 months.
In February 2014, the band began working on the second EP. In August 2014, Skid Row released the second chapter of the trilogy titled Rise of the Damnation Army. In April 2015, Solinger was fired from the band. Later that day it was announced that Tony Harnell, formerly of the Norwegian melodic metal band TNT, will replace Solinger. That same month the band released a re-recorded version of its early single “18 and Life” as a free download. In February, two months before Solinger’s departure, Skid Row announced they were writing the third chapter of the United World Rebellion series.
ZP Theart era (2016–present)
Harnell left Skid Row in December 2015, and former DragonForce vocalist ZP Theart was filling in as the lead singer for concerts in 2016. In January 2017, ZP Theart was named as an official member of the band. In March 2018, it was revealed the band’s next release for the United World Rebellion trilogy would now be a full-length album and would be released sometime in 2019.
In January 2019, a deluxe edition of Skid Row’s self-titled debut album was released digitally, which included the original album remastered for the first time (with “Forever” added as the bonus track), as well as a recording of the band’s April 28, 1989 performance at The Marquee in Westminster, California. The band members have stated that they had no input into the reissue.
In the summer of 2019, former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach announced plans to perform the band’s self-titled debut album in its entirety on tour as a celebration of its 30th anniversary, and issued an open invitation for the band to play on stage with him for the first time since their split, hoping it would result in a proper Skid Row reunion with Bach. Guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo declined the offer, while former drummer Rob Affuso subsequently confirmed that he would be joining Bach on stage during the tour.
1989 – Skid Row (2009, Remaster, Japan)
1991 – Slave To The Grind (2009, Remaster, Japan)
1992 – B-Side Ourselves (EP) (Japan)
1995 – Subhuman Beings On Tour!! (EP) (Japan)
1995 – Subhuman Race (Japan)
1998 – 40 Seasons – The Best Of Skid Row (Japan)
2003 – Thickskin (Germany)
2006 – Revolutions Per Minute (Japan)
2013 – United World Rebellion. Chapter One (EP) (Germany)
2014 – Rise Of The Damnation Army – United World Rebellion Chapter 2 (EP) (E.U.)