Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has offered his condolences to the family of Johnny Solinger, the singer who replaced him in the band three years after his departure.
Solinger died on Saturday (June 26) at the age of 55 from liver failure.
Yesterday, Sebastian Bach addressed Solinger’s death in a tweet, writing: “My condolences to the family & friends of Johnny Solinger the singer who replaced Sean McCabe in SKID ROW. Only contact I had was back in 1991 or so years b4 I was kicked out in 1996. Awkward to wake up to headlines ‘SKID ROW Singer Dies’ some using a pic of me. Sorry 2 hear”.
After Bach got the boot from SKID ROW, the remaining members formed the short lived band called OZONE MONDAY with vocalist Sean McCabe. SKID ROW reformed in 1999 and finally settled on a stable lineup consisting of bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarists Dave “Snake” Sabo and Scotti Hill, alongside drummer Rob Hammersmith and singer Johnny Solinger.
Sean McCabe — also known as Shawn McCabe and Shawn Mars — took to his Facebook page to dismiss Sebastian’s suggestion that McCabe was ever a member of SKID ROW, writing: “Actually Sean (Shawn) never sang a SKID ROW song and fronted a band called OZONE MONDAY that included all members except for Baz…I know cuz it’s me…RIP Johnny…very cool guy!”
Solinger was fired by SKID ROW in April 2015 and replaced by TNT singer Tony Harnell who would walk away from the group 8 months later.
My condolences to the family & friends of Johnny Solinger the singer who replaced Sean McCabe in Skid Row. Only contact I had was back in 1991 or so???? years b4 I was kicked out in 1996. Awkward to wake up to headlines ‘Skid Row Singer Dies’ some using a pic of me✌️Sorry 2 hear ????
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) June 27, 2021
Rest in peace Johnny Solinger, the singer that held the 16 year tenure as the ‘new guy’ who replaced Sebastian Bach in Skid Row. He held his head up high and owned the position until he departed, condolences to his fans, friends and family…
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) June 27, 2021