Sebastian Bach is moving on after coming to a contractual dispute with guitarist Nick Sterling. The singer has named Jeff George as his new guitarist, and the musician stepped in Friday night in Halifax, Nova Scotia for his first performance with the group.
George had previously played with Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop, and is based out of Los Angeles. He joins the band after Bach and Sterling had a falling out last month over a live television broadcast. In the interim, the singer has been utilizing special guests to help fill the voice, with Black Veil Brides‘ Jinx and Wildside’s Brent Woods among those joining Bach onstage.
Leading up to the first performance, Bach tweeted, “My new guitar player ROCKS!! We are gonna destroy Halifax tonight! Welcome to the band.” After the first show was over, Bach posted a photo of George on his Facebook page, with the caption: “My new guitar player Jeff George KICKS ASS! We are going to start on new music immediately!” He also posted a photo he took of the new guitarist (which is at the bottom of this story). Footage from the band’s Halifax show with George on guitar can be seen below.
At present, Bach has some spacing in his itinerary to begin recording if he wants. The singer will take part in the Las Vegas-based Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Oct. 13, and there’s a Loudpark Festival stop in Japan at the end of October. There are also three November stops toward the end of the month, with two of them in New York and a third in Wales.