Sebastian Bach

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Sebastian Bach (born April 3, 1968) was the lead vocalist of the 1980s heavy metal bands Madam X and Skid Row. Born in Freeport, Bahamas and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada as Sebastian Bierk, he eventually changed his last name to Bach so that it would resemble composer Johann Sebastian Bach's name (no relation).

Bach was invited to join Skid Row in 1986 when guitarist Dave Sabo heard him sing at a music producer's wedding. Sabo sent him a videotape of the band playing, and Bach subsequently joined the band. After enjoying commercial success as lead singer of Skid Row, Bach was eventually kicked out of the band in 1995 for his wild, in-your-face attitude that attracted media criticism.

He formed Sebastian Bach and Friends after being removed from Skid Row -- a band that has since reformed with a new singer and drummer. As of late he has been performing in the Broadway productions of The Rocky Horror Show and Jekyll & Hyde. In early 2002 he became the host of VH1's Forever Wild.

In 1990, Bach performed with Guns N' Roses and Metallica, on the same stage, at a party held by RIP Magazine, the improvised name for the band was: The Gak.

In October 2002 he was signed to perform in the national touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar and played the role of Jesus successfully in the show until April 2003, when he was fired for alleged diva-like behavior. He is currently working on a DVD version of VH1's Forever Wild that will be released in June.

He has recently appeared on the WB television show Gilmore Girls.

He has also, reportedly stolen Nardwuar's favorite wool toque

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