Sebastian Bach Picks His Top Five Fashion No-No’s

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach recently released his new solo album, Kicking and Screaming, and he’s interviewed in the current issue of Revolver, talking about a few of his favorite things, including a pear with a face (read the article to understand what we’re talking about). To mark both occasions, we asked Bach, as one of rock’s most stylish men, to select his top five fashion no-nos. Here’s what he came up with:

High-swinging ax
“The most important thing is don’t wear your guitar too high! It’s gotta be slung as low as it can, to the point where your arms have to be straight down when you’re hitting the strings. It looks far cooler that way.”

Rock your denim
“Stone-washed jeans are also a big no-no, for obvious reasons.”

Beware the white leather
“White leather is very dicey, too. You gotta be a special fucking kind of dude to pull off some white leather.”

Bark at the Moon
“Another offensive thing is the butt crack. I’ve had my pants too low, and I’ve gotten that plumber’s crack. It’s a fine line between hip-hugger and ‘crack kills.'”

Porky paint
“One thing that I find really disturbing is when a guy gets fat and he still wears makeup. That just looks weird. You gotta be skinny or in shape to pull off makeup. I could name names, but I’ll just say to those people, ‘Go for a run! It’s not working anymore! Just go run around the block once or twice then go back to worshiping the devil!’ [Laughs] I don’t run seven miles a day for fun. Fuck. I’m trying to rock the look!”

Photo by Clay Patrick McBride


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  • Izzy

    I AM SO ENLIGHTENED. Thank you, Bas.

    • Stacy

      I’m not sure if his advice is sound advice, but if you’re old and fat, you should be in hiding period!  Stay on your couch with those Cheetos or get your ass in shape.  Now, I’m not so sure if he should be making weight comments when he has had his own issues….  Hmm???

  • Jpguitarguy

    When you wear your guitar too low you look and play like an idiot

  • Glimmerized

    When you said fat guys wearing make-up I thought of one,which I won’t name,that fits that bill,haha.

  • Pearlswisdomlove

    Ummm…Sixx ring a bell?

    • Stephanie_bnsn

      You leave Sixx out of it!!!

  • The Kingpin

    What are the “obvious reasons” for not wearing stone-washed jeans? I wore them all the time in the 80s (or is THAT the reason?).

  • HippieRattie

    We all know who is that special fuckin kind of dude that can pull off white leather.As for those fat guys in make-up, I have some names poppin’ in my mind.

  • Pearlswisdomlove

    Axl looks hot in white leather.

    • Tifftaylor77

      Axl looks hot in anything!!♥

  • Emiliaaa

    Wait whaaat? I love stone-washed jeans! What’s the “obvious reasons”? ;o

  • HeWhoHasSpoken

    I guy that wears more makeup and hair products than most women is giving fashion advice? What has the world come too?

    • Alex

      You’re a dumbass. *A *to. I met him and he wasn’t wearing any makeup.

  • Firefly138

    So does this mean Kiss should be outta business on the makeup????? That changes everything!!!

  • Pearlswisdomlove

    Weren’t stone- wash jeans worn in the early 90’s? Hey! I don’t care as long as you have a nice ass..Just

  • nonarcissists

    At one time being a musician was about music! Imagine!

    • Alex

      Who said it still isn’t? This article is just about fashion, as the title suggests. You can find hundreds more about Sebastian’s views on music.

  • Brett Bailey

    Wear your guitar low?  Uhm, see Tom Morello.