Founding Members of Skid Row
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This page was last updated on: 4/30/2011
Most of you visiting know the story behind the band for those who don't you here is a brief summary on the background of Skid Row.  You can find more background on the band on the links page.  They became stars in the late 80's with their self titled debut album.  In the mid 90's the band disappeared.  Creative differences arose which eventually led to the end of the lineup as we knew it.  Early in 2000 Skid Row returned to the scene minus lead vocalist Sebastian Bach and drummer Rob Affuso.  They reemerged with a new lead vocalist, Johnny Solinger formerly of Solinger, and drummer Charlie Mills. 
     Charlie Mills had to step down as drummer in July, 2000 due to financial problems so that he could be there for his family.  Phil Varone, from Saigon Kick, took over on drums.  They toured with Kiss as well as Def Leppard and Poison and also had a club tour.  In 2004 Phil Varone parted ways with the band & Dave Gara was named the new drummer. Since then he has also parted ways & the new drummer is Rob Hammersmith.
     Skid Row has released the long awaited new album!  ThickSkin as well as a DVD make sure you check out the guys at Skid Row (Official Site) for the merchandise as well as all the latest news!  They are also touring beginning in February 2004 and they are filming a video for Ghost.  Make sure and check them out if you get the chance! 
     Sebastian Bach has a reoccuring role on the WB's Gilmore Girls.  His is now also appearing once again in Jackyll & Hyde.  Check out his web site in the links section to see what he's up to. 
     Rob Affuso is currently with funk band Soul System.  Check out their site by stopping by the links section.
*~*~The newest member of Skid Row is  Rob Hammersmith.  They also have a great new album out since ThickSkin ..... Revolutions Per Minute ~*~*
Skid Row Past & Present began in mid-May 2000 & is updated often.
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