WORD & Saint Vitus co-present: Sebastian Bach's 18 AND LIFE ON SKID ROW w/ Brandon Stosuy

12/06/2016 - 7:30pm

This event takes place at Saint Vitus Bar.

WORD Bookstores and Saint Vitus are teaming up once again! On December 6th, actor, musician, and brand new author Sebastian Bach will be at the Greenpoint metal venue staple to read from and discuss his new book, 18 AND LIFE ON SKID ROW. Sebastian will be joined in conversation by music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief Brandon Stosuy.

Sebastian Bach is the epitome of a front man. Loud, boisterous, self-destructive, and creatively awash, he was the glam-haired and electrifying singer of Skid Row, which took the world by storm with their platinum-selling songs "18 and Life," "Youth Gone Wild," and "I Remember You," and were strongly instrumental in uniting the vestiges of glam metal with the onslaught of 90s grunge.

In his uncensored, unfiltered memoir, Bach dishes on everything Skid Row: the parties, drugs, and international tours with Motley Crue, Aerosmith, KISS, and Guns N Roses, as well as the creative juices that carried him through Skid Row s heyday and kept him successful after they broke up. With typical Sebastian-esque scream and bravado, 18 AND LIFE ON SKID ROW tells the story of how a choir boy became a mega-successful hair metal god, rode the wave of fame in heavy metal's heyday, and came out alive on the other side when glam rock went the way of the cassette tape and the Walkman.

Each ticket guarantees one entry to the event as well as your copy of Bach's memoir, 18 AND LIFE ON SKID ROW to be picked up at the time of check in at Saint Vitus. Please read the signing rules carefully, below. Ticket price: $27.99.

Doors: 6:30

Event: 7:30


Once you reserve your spot, you will receive an electronic ticket which can be printed or downloaded onto your phone for check-in.

Signing Rules: Given time constraints, Sebastian will not be personalizing but he will sign every book! Sebastian will also sign 1 item of memorabilia per person and each attendee will have the opportunity to take a photo with him. All photos will be taken across the signing table. Please have your camera ready to give to our staff member, so we can get you a great photo!

Sebastian Bach is a singer best known for being the front man of the successful metal band Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row, Bach has had a successful solo career in music in addition to many television roles and performances in Broadway plays. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Brandon Stosuy is Editor in Chief at The Creative Independent/Kickstarter and a Music Curator for MoMA/PS1 and the Broad Museum in L.A. He co-curates the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, N.Y. and co-curates the ongoing Tinnitus music series in NYC. For the past several years he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events and publications. His anthology, Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006. His first children's book, Music Is..., was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. He has a second children's book forthcoming, also on Simon & Schuster, in 2017.

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ISBN: 9780062265395
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 6th, 2016

NPR Best Book of 2017

Full-Color Poster included inside the cover!