Preview: Skid Row

by Adam Aiken

Hard rock legends Skid Row will be in Norwich next weekend as part of their The Gang’s All Here tour.

The New Jersey band – who burst on to the scene in the late 1980s with a couple of smash albums – will be at Epic Studios on Friday, November 18.

They made their name towards the end of the “hair metal” era – a few years before grunge shook up the rock scene – with their self-titled debut. It sold more than five million copies and included classics such as Youth Gone Wild and 18 And Life.

Unlike their peers such as Poison and Warrant, they took a heavier direction with their second record, Slave To The Grind. It paid off with further hits such as Monkey Business, and sold more than two million copies.

The “classic” Skid Row line-up was fronted by Sebastian Bach, but following a three-year hiatus in 1996 the band has had a number of lead singers, with the latest being Erik Grönwall.

Stalwarts Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Scotti Hill and Rachel Bolan have remained as ever-presents, although there’s been something of a revolving door behind the drums, with Rob Hammersmith the current man with the sticks.

The Gang’s All Here, Skid Row’s sixth full studio album, was released last month.

The Norwich show follows last weekend’s slot at Hard Rock Hell XV in Yarmouth.

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