Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan and Snake Sabo recalled that new singer Erik Gronwall slot in with the band’s humorousness so effectively that he was the topic of a prank quickly after assembly his new bandmates for the primary time.
Most of them gathered in New York in early 2022, whereas bassist Bolan was already in Las Vegas getting ready for the band’s residency run with Scorpions. That meant he was a cellphone name away when the opposite band members lastly met, though work on the brand new album, The Gang’s All Here, was already effectively underway.
“Proper off the bat we began laughing on the stupidest shit – it was very, very unusual,” Sabo informed Classic Rock in a latest interview. “We virtually felt like long-lost brothers that hadn’t seen one another in many years. Rachel was already in Vegas so I known as him and mentioned, ‘Dude, we’ve bought an enormous downside. This man’s a dick. He’s utterly egotistical and doesn’t care concerning the band in any respect. It ain’t gonna work.’ Rachel replied, ‘Oh, no, you’ve gotta be kidding.’ After which he heard Erik laughing within the background and realized that we had been fucking with him.”
Bolan agreed it was “a superb windup,” noting, “I feel I hung up on him. Keep in mind that when Snake met him for that first time in New York, Erik had already sung 80% of the report. … Perhaps the good factor about what we now have is that we may be extremely trustworthy, when it comes to suggestions, If anyone doesn’t like a tune, or if an concept is put ahead, then we really feel utterly free to voice an objection. Within the historical past of this band, that wasn’t all the time the case.”
Gronwall added that Skid Row has began work on a follow-up to The Gang’s All Right here. “There are a number of demos, and we’ll carry on writing,” he mentioned. However he refused to place a launch date on the venture. “Proper now we’re simply centered on the songs. It’s going very well. I’ve had some concepts that I’m bringing in, and I’ve heard the demos from the others that sound unimaginable.”
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