Posted in: News, Trivia Q & A | No Comments | December 3, 2021
Q. What band refused to open for Kiss?
A. Skid Row in 1996.
Skid Row initially formed in the mid 1980s with lead singer Matt Fallon. They began playing at various New Jersey clubs. Fallon would soon leave the band in 1987, leaving Skid Row without a singer. Sebastian Bach (real name Sebastian Philip Bierk of Peterborough Ontario) was spotted singing at rock photographer Mark Weiss’s wedding at the age of 18, and the members asked him to join in early 1987.
Bach was eventually fired when he booked a show where Skid Row would have opened for KISS in 1996. Other band members told Bach that Skid Row was too big to be 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 him that you are never too big to open up for KISS, and subsequently left the band. Ironically enough, four years later, Skid Row was one of the opening acts for the 2000 Kiss Farewell Tour, without Bach
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