Sebastian Philip Bierk was born on April 3, 1968. He is a Canadian singer who goes by the stage name Sebastian Bach. From 1987 to 1996, he was the lead singer of the American rock band Skid Row. He has been in plays on Broadway and in movies and TV shows like Trailer Park Boys and Gilmore Girls. As a solo artist, he keeps making music.
Early Years of Life
Bach was born in the Bahamas and grew up in the Canadian city of Peterborough. He is one of a family of eight. Zac Bierk, his brother, used to play ice hockey but has since stopped.
His father, David Bierk (d. 2002), was a noted painter. He painted one of Skid Row’s album covers and the art on the inside of another band’s album. He also painted one of Bach’s solo album covers and the art on the inside of another solo album.
Bach was sure he could sing because he enjoyed hearing his mother and aunt sing around the house. This made him feel good about his own singing skills. When he was eight, he also joined a church choir and loved singing “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” with them. He knew while he was singing the hymn that he would always sing.
Personal Details of Sebastian Bach
Bach lived in Red Bank, New Jersey, at one time. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused damage to his New Jersey home and made it unsafe to live in. There were several Kiss and Skid Row items in the house, such as Skid Row master tapes, but none of them were broken.
Also saved were his father’s paintings, comic books, and the Kiss gargoyles from their 1979 tour. Bach began seeing Maria Aquinar around the middle of the 1980s. In 1988, their son, Paris, was born. Bach and Aquinar got married in July 1992. In 1994, they had another son named London, and in 2007, they had a daughter named Sebastiana.
In April 2010, Bach and Aquinar broke up. In December 2010, Bach began dating model Minnie Gupta. They got engaged in April 2012, but they broke up at the end of 2014. Bach got engaged to Suzanne Le on December 28, 2014, after they had been seeing each other for two months. They got married in August 2015, and they live in Los Angeles right now.
Bach had hernia surgery on July 13, 2017, because of his singing. After a month, he started to feel better and said that he needed the surgery because “he literally screamed his guts out.”
Skid Row was created in the mid-1980s, and after lead vocalist Matt Fallon quit in 1987, Jon Bon Jovi’s parents suggested that Sebastian contact Jon’s guitarist friend, Dave Sabo, after hearing Sebastian sing at the wedding of rock photographer Mark Weiss. Bach travelled to New Jersey to audition for the band and was subsequently hired as their new lead singer. I
n 1989, Skid Row released their self-titled first album, which went five times platinum and peaked at number six on the “Billboard” 200 list. Their 1991 album “Slave to the Grind” reached number one on the “Billboard” 200 chart, and in 1990 they produced the platinum-certified video album “Oh Say Can You Scream.”
In 1993, Sebastian toured briefly with the band Triumph, and in 1995, Skid Row released the album “Subhuman Race.” Sebastian Bach departed Skid Row in 1996, apparently because bandmate Rachel Bolan turned down a gig as the opening act for the Kiss reunion tour after Sebastian had already promised to perform.
When quitting the band, Bach founded The Last Hard Men alongside Frogs guitarist Jimmy Flemion, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and Breeders lead guitarist Kelley Deal. In 1998, Nice Records released the band’s self-titled album after Atlantic Records declined to do so.
Sebastian published “Bring ‘Em Bach Alive!” in 1999, followed by “Angel Down” (2007), “Kicking & Screaming” (2011), and “Give ‘Em Hell” in 2013. (2014). In 2000, he played the lead role in “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway. In 2001, he portrayed Riff Raff in “The Rocky Horror Show,” and from 2002 to 2003, he portrayed Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Sebastian began hosting “Forever Wild” on VH1 in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, he portrayed Gil in 13 episodes of “Gilmore Girls,” and he returned the character in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” in 2016. During multiple concerts in 2006, he sang the song “My Michelle” with Guns N’ Roses.
Bach appeared alongside Ted Nugent, Jason Bonham, Scott Ian, and Evan Seinfeld on the 2006 VH1 reality show “Supergroup,” which followed the band (originally Fist, then Damnocracy) as they resided in a Las Vegas villa and created songs.
Sebastian competed on the CMT reality series “Gone Country” from 2008 to 2009, prevailing over Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Sean Young, Mikalah Gordon, Lorenzo Lamas, and Irene Cara. From 2009 through 2010, Bach served as the opening act for Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy Tour.”
In the 2010 “SpongeBob SquarePants” episode “SpongeBob and the Clash of Triton,” he portrayed Prince Triton, the son of King Neptune. From 2012 to 2013, he performed with the all-star band Big Noize. Bach travelled in 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s debut album, performing the record in its entirety on over 40 occasions.
Even though he invited his former bandmates to the event, “During the tour, only drummer Rob Affuso accepted the invitation to “go onstage and jam,” saying on Facebook, “Sure! I will be there, man.”
What is the Net Worth of Sebastian Bach?
Singer, composer, and actor Sebastian Bach possesses a net worth of $1.5 million as told by Celebrity Net Worth. He is likely best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal/hair band Skid Row, which enjoyed mainstream popularity between 1987 and 1996.
Since 1996, when he left Skid Row, Bach has toured with several musicals, played in Broadway plays, appeared on reality television, performed as a guest with Guns n’ Roses, and enjoyed a successful solo career.
Awards and Nominations for Sebastian Bach
Skid Row won an American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist in 1990, while their self-titled debut was nominated for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album. Sebastian was nominated for Best Guest Appearance (Comedy) for “Adults Only” at the 2013 Indie Series Awards.
Bach’s residence in Lincroft, New Jersey, was condemned in 2011 owing to hurricane Irene’s flooding. In 2012, he listed the property, which was featured on MTV’s “Cribs” in 2000, for $669,000; in 2016, it sold for $272,500, nearly $85,000 less than Sebastian paid for it more than 25 years prior.