Nikki Sixx and co made the decision to replace Neil after their relationships broke down. In the end they hired John Corabi, who recorded the acclaimed 1994 self-titled album with them before record label pressure brought Neil back three years later – leaving Corabi suicidal.
But now Bach, who split with Skid Row in 1996, has said he was in line for the role.
A fan recently asked on Twitter if he’d been “considered to replace Vince in Motley,” to which the vocalist responded: “Not considered. Asked.”
After a request to clarify who approached him, he confirmed it was Motley Crue themselves. Then he was asked: “Why didn’t you take it?”
He said: “The short answer is that I actually thought hat the time this band, Skid Row, was better. Gee, I sure know how to pick ‘em.”