18 and Life on Skid Row
- Narrated by: Sebastian Bach
- Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-12-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
Throughout his career Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles "I Remember You", "Youth Gone Wild", and "18 & Life" and the albums Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show Gilmore Girls.
In his memoir Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns N' Roses. 18 and Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family and then his home. It is a story of perseverance; of wine, women, and song; and of a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 and Life on Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.
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By MattWar on 28-09-17
Overall this a great audio book for anyone who witnessed these times and loves the music. It's a great performance by Mr Bach (nobody else could do this justice) but there are a few contradictions throughout that give the indication that perhaps not everything here is as it happened. Sometimes the tales we all want to hear are glossed over and at other times tales not that interesting are given great detail. But, still well worth a listen and interesting in many parts.
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By Miss R. on 02-05-18
Unmissable for 80's rock fans
I am a big Skid Row fan and was really curious about the story behind the break up. I was hooked from the beginning, as Sebastian narrates the story with passion and closeness. I listened to it mainly while driving to work and I would stay in the car for a few extra minutes not to miss any part of the story. While I still have some doubts on how exactly all ended with the band, it is a big piece of 80's rock music history, where Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi... make guest appearances.
After listening to the whole book, I have no doubt Sebastian is a nice guy (with a big mouth!): loved the story with the two black cameramen and his opinions on Kanye West.
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By Joshua on 13-12-16
Everything I hoped it would be!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sebastian narrate his own book. It always makes autobiographies much more interesting when the actual author reads his or her own book. Now I can't wait to buy his book!
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By Jill on 09-01-17
Loved How Sebastian Told His Story
What did you love best about 18 and Life on Skid Row?
How Sebastian tells his story. I've listened to a lot of bios and this one is one of a kind. You hear everything when he is telling you his story. He laughs, makes comments and sound effects.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Of course Sebastian
Which scene was your favorite?
The start and middle. I grew up listening to Skid Row and all of the bands that he was talking about. He tells the stories, the real stories.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I just wanted everyone else to hear him. Hear how he tells his story. I'm so happy I didn't read it and I listened to it.
Any additional comments?
This is a truly one of a kind book. I would recommend it to everyone. It's hard to describe the stories and storytelling but if you listen to this book you won't regret it!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful