Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was joined by legendary guitarist Steve Vai for a performance of a couple of RUSH classics on February 21 at the Monsters Of Rock cruise pre-party at the Magic City Casino In Miami, Florida. Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
In a 2005 interview, Bach stated about RUSH: “Their time signatures fascinated me! I couldn’t understand the tempos of songs such as ‘Cygnus-X1’ and ‘Hemispheres’. It was music like nothing else I had ever heard. But being a young Canadian whippersnapper, I was geographically programmed to worship RUSH like the rest of my fellow Canadians.”
He continued: “I was the second ever member of the ‘Rush Backstage Club of Toronto’, the RUSH fan club put together by their longtime photographer, Andrew MacNaughton. Andrew was the cousin of my school roommate, George Jeffries at Lakefield College School in Canada. He was the first member of Andrew‘s ‘club’ which we joined in 1981.”
Bach added: “RUSH was a magical sound to me and showed me that music could be challenging and entertaining at the same time… Few musicians on the planet can boast the longevity of RUSH, especially in a band context. Rock bands are a fragile organism and RUSH‘s career demonstrates that there are exceptions to the ‘Behind The Music’ scenario of ‘band makes it big, band breaks up, band reunites for Japanese tour.’ Their work ethic and constant reinvention is an inspiration to each and every musician.”