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SKID ROW ditches JOHNNY SOLINGER replaces him with TONY HARNELL!


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Not that I'm the right person to comment as I've not been interested in anything skid row since slave to the grind but I have concerns about fit. That said I am extremely interested to hear him sing the older songs as he is undoubtedly a great singer.

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I posted about it first. :P

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If true, I will check it out for sure. BUT, something just doesn't seem right with this.

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It's for real...Skid Row broke the news on Eddie Trunk's show and it's on their official FB

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Yeah, I think I'm gonna file this under "don't really give a sh*t one way or the other."

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Tony Harnell = Great singer!

Tony Harnell + Skid Row = Oh, wait, Dan already posted it.

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Tony is a great singer no doubt, but with him on board is just another same story with TNT, before an album out, he's out already :D

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Sollinger Skid Row did fuck all for me beyond a couple of ok songs here and there, and for me it certainly sounded nothing like Skid Row.

Harnell is a good singer, but once again, TNT never really excited me that much and its his side projects like Westworld that were of more interest to me.

Lets face it, the only way Skid Row can reclaim the right to use that name is to suck it up and reunite with Bach.

It may still suck as Skid Row do not write Skid Row sounding songs anymore, but thats the only thing that will garner enough interest in them.

Simple fact is, I have paid to see Bach live in recent times, and buy his albums as they come out. I wont pay to see Skid Row live and will always wait until I can pick up their CDs cheap just so I can have a complete discography.

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Look, I love Harnell and I should be very excited about this but I'm not. It's nuts because this is the perfect chance to do an album with Bach and see what the response would be. Can anyone imagine Harnell singing Youth Gone Wild?

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Can't stand Harnell.........overrated and annoying singer

Skid Row have not really done anything worth shouting about for donkeys years.

Just not interested really.

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Lets face it, the only way Skid Row can reclaim the right to use that name is to suck it up and reunite with Bach.

 

...which they refuse to do, because they really, really, REALLY hate Sebastian Bach.

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This is certainly the biggest WTF?! moment of the day. Not sure what I think about it either, though, to be honest, I agree with Nightrain. I think that well before anything at all becomes of this, they'll have parted ways. I bet my nutsack we never hear a studio recording of Tony Harnell singing with Skid Row. Shame, as I would like to hear it. Can't imagine how it would sound, as Skid Row do write bad songs these days, but I would like to hear it; I'll admit it.

 

But yeah, can't see this lasting a week...

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Lets face it, the only way Skid Row can reclaim the right to use that name is to suck it up and reunite with Bach.

 

...which they refuse to do, because they really, really, REALLY hate Sebastian Bach.

 

Considering all of the bands out there that hate each other that have reformed, nothing is impossible.

And by all accounts, its only one member of the band who keeps putting a block on it.

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Lets face it, the only way Skid Row can reclaim the right to use that name is to suck it up and reunite with Bach.

 

...which they refuse to do, because they really, really, REALLY hate Sebastian Bach.

 

Considering all of the bands out there that hate each other that have reformed, nothing is impossible.

And by all accounts, its only one member of the band who keeps putting a block on it.

 

 

You'd think for enough money anyone could let go of past grievances... but apparently not.

 

Can you imagine the revenue a Skid Row / Guns 'N' Roses tour would generate if Bach / Snake and Rose / Slash were all present?

 

Not that I really care all that much at this point, but damn the cash registers would be overflowing.

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That alone oughta tell you how deep the rift with Bach is, haha. Imagine the amount of self discipline it must take to keep saying "y'know, if we got Sebastian back in the band again, we'd probably be playing decent sized venues instead of BBQ joints, and there would be a nice chunk of money, hookers, 'n blow for everyone concerned....hmmmmmm.....nah. F*ck that guy." :rofl2:

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Thing is though one of the band (Scotti I think) said a year or two ago that they were offered money to reform but it really was not that much money and he has managed to keep hold of most of his money from the heyday, so it wasn't worth it.

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Rachel sounds like a dick:

 

SKID ROW fired singer Johnny Solinger (pictured) over the phone a few hours before announcing ex-TNT vocalist Tony Harnell as his replacement, the band revealed in a new interview.

Solinger, who joined SKID ROW in 1999, released a statement on Monday (April 6) claiming that he had "decided to leave SKID ROW to pursue [his] solo career."

However, during an appearance on yesterday's edition of Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM satellite radio show, "Eddie Trunk Live", SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan disputed Solinger's version of the split, saying that it was them who "made the call and informed" Johnny that "we were making a change and we were gonna be going forward as SKID ROW with a new singer."

Asked about the circumstances that led to Solinger's exit from SKID ROW, Sabo said: "First of all, it's one of those things where there's no animosity with Johnny at all, from our standpoint. But it felt like it was just time for us to make a change."

He continued: "We have been feeling this way for a little while.

"We're thankful for the fifteen years that we had with Johnny. But it just felt like it was just time that we needed to make a change. And Rachel, Scotti [Hill, guitar] and I and Rob [Hammersmith, drums] spoke about it, and we just felt that if we're gonna do something, we should do it now."

Regarding the fact that Solinger announced that it was he who made the decision to leave SKID ROW, Snake said: "Contrary to what he may be saying — and this is not a 'he said, she said' thing — this is something that we had discussed for a while. And it was our decision and we made the call and informed him that we were making a change and we were gonna be going forward as SKID ROW with a new singer."

Added Rachel: "Without bagging on the guy… There's still a connection, hopefully, there with him, because we were all brothers at one time. It just became evident a while back — not a long while, but maybe a year or so — that it just… Everyone was going in a different direction, as far as him and the band. And we just wanted to be the best band we could be, and I think Johnny had a different idea for quality. So it was just one of those things, man. We talked about it and we wrestled over it, and we were, like, this is SKID ROW. This means a lot to us. We started this over 25 years ago. And it's something that sucks doing, but we're okay with doing it, 'cause this is SKID ROW. This is our lives."

Asked if there was ever a time where they felt things were "clicking" and "100 percent right" between Solinger and the rest of the band, Rachel said: "We were clicking big time. I thought we made a lot of great music together. And even with [the ongoing trilogy of] EPs, when we were in the studio, we were making great music. Snake and I would write, and everyone came in and really sunk in. I think it was when we were in the studio that it really became evident that we all didn't have the same heart and soul… We weren't all putting the same heart and soul into it. And it's just one of those things, man. It's rough to make a decision like this, but we did, and we have someone in place, and it's been awesome."

Added Snake: "This has nothing to do with Johnny not being a good person; he's a really good person, and we all got along well. There's no animosity at all from our end. And these are terrible decisions to make, man. They're awful. The guy's been with us for fifteen years, and we saw a lot of miles of road together, and I feel extremely fortunate to have spent that time in a band with him. And he's a great singer and he's gonna be fine. He's gonna pursue his solo stuff, I guess, and that's what he should do. And for us, we're moving forward. We're excited about the future. These things are never easy. They're life-altering decisions, you know. But it's a decision that had to be made, from our standpoint, and we made that decision. And we basically said to Johnny that we're making a chance and getting a new singer."

Sabo also revealed that SKID ROW's decision to fire Solinger came as a surprise to the singer and that Johnny received the call informing him of his dismissal from the group on Monday morning.

On the topic of how Solinger reacted to being fired from SKID ROW, Snake said: "There was no screaming and shouting. We were both very respectful to one another. And we should be. I mean, like I said, we've traveled a lot of miles together, and this is not something that is easy in any way, but yet it's something that was necessary."

Asked how parting ways with Solinger was different to the split with Sebastian Bach in 1996, Rachel said: "That was a completely different situation. There was a lot of bad blood there, and… Yeah, it was a completely different situation.

This is something, like Snake said, there's no animosity. It's just… We all didn't have our eyes on the same prize at this point, and it interfered. It interfered with moving forward. And that's why we made a change."

Harnell will make his live debut with SKID ROW on May 23 at Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/skid-row-fired-johnny-solinger-a-few-hours-before-announcing-tony-harnell-as-his-replacement/#p4d6puT66Ui7YbLg.99

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Skid Row have sucked since the Slave album except for ONE Solinger song, Ghost... which was actually the closest thing they've done to their signature sound. Tony Harnell is a decent vocalist, but he's a square peg in a round hole with Skid Row. He's more melodic and they've tried so hard to be punk/hard core/thrash and everything in between.

 

 

But... you never know... Maybe HE can reel them back?!?!?

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haha but i really like to hear how Harnell perform with Skid Row, hope some youtube shots float around

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I imagine stuff like 'I remember you,' 'Quicksand Jesus' and 'Darkened Room'... 'Wasted time...' lol, pretty much all their ballads; they'd probably sound pretty cool with Harnell.

 

That whole thing above about how Solinger left the band sure seems petty, with the guys in Skid Row really wanting everyone to know it was their decision; not his. Why is that so important to them?

 

Anyone know the details of why there is still such hatred between Bolan and Bach? In a world where Dokken and Lynch got back for a while, Poley and Danger Danger, Pearcy and Ratt etc. There's been some pretty big rifts momentarily repaired for the sake of a new album here and there. So what exactly is it that's so bad when it comes to Skid Row?

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