Sebastian Bach’s House Destroyed by Hurricane Irene
Sebastian Bach’s New Jersey home of 21 years has been “destroyed, condemned, and deemed uninhabitable” due to flooding brought about by Hurricane Irene. When the hurricane struck, the reservoir next to his home overflowed, collapsing a bridge that went crashing into his garage, knocking the former Skid Row frontman’s property off of its foundations.
In his Facebook post explaining the destruction, Bach lamented the loss of bundles of recordings and memorabilia.
“Original Skid Row & KISS fans, I have bad news for you . Gone are irreplaceable items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour. KISS pinball machine. Skid Row master tapes, video & audio, concerts, master tapes from [Skid Row's home video] Oh Say Can You Scream etc.
“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 ’til it’s gone, indeed.”
Bach said that he now plans on permanently relocating to Los Angeles.
“New Jersey, thank you all so much for 25 years of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all over now. Hello, Los Angeles. Hello, New Life. Here I Am. It’s time for a new start. Like I have a choice.”