August 29, 2011
Sebastian Bach Loses New Jersey Home In Hurricane Irene
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach says he is “in shock” over the loss of his New Jersey home. In a message posted on Facebook, Bach reveals his home of 21 years was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. The storm caused a reservoir close to the house to overflow and topple a bridge. Debris from the bridge crashed into the house and knocked it off its foundation.
“I am numb, in shock and devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV 'Cribs', has been destroyed, condemned and deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene...” he wrote.
“Gone are irreplaceable items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour. KISS pinball machine. Skid Row master tapes, video and audio... We will salvage what we can, of course. But how I wish there was a reason to do a box set or something before Hurricane Irene hit. Nobody cared. Now it's too late. Don't know what you got till it's gone, indeed,” Bach continued.
“What makes me happy is that my children and ex-wife are safe,” he added. “My dad's art is unharmed. No one got hurt."
Bach plans to leave New Jersey behind and move to Los Angeles.