Sebastian Bach’s house has been damaged and condemned due to flooding by Irene. Sebastian Bach has posted on his Facebook page that he is “numb, in shock and devastated to report” that his Red Bank, N.J., home was condemned in the wake of Hurricane Irene after a nearby reservoir overflowed and sent a bridge careening into his garage, knocking the house off its foundation and flooding his basement.
Bach says that his ex-wife and kids are safe, but tons of Skid Row and KISS memorabilia is lost.
“Gone are irreplacable [sic] items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour,” Bach said. “KISS pinball machine. Skid Row master tapes, video & audio, concerts, master tapes from Oh Say Can You Scream etc. Boxes & boxes of one of a kind Skid Row memorabilia, from the first tour to our last, all stuff I collected on the road that no one else had. I had a library in the basement with every single magazine that had Skid Row on the cover … All of this is lost now.”
Bach posted that he’s relieved that his sons and their friends moved all of his father’s artwork and his comics collection from the basement to the third floor, which remained dry. But, he adds, they’re not allowed to return to the house to retrieve any belongings because the house “could conceivably collapse at any second.”
Monday afternoon he posted, “I will be on the @eddietrunk radio show tonight at 9PM ET to play the new single “Kicking & Screaming” & to discuss the destruction of life as I know it”, along with pictures of his flooded home. “Somewhere under this water is a KISS pinball machine & 2 gargoyles from the Dynasty tour. If you see them floating past your house, they’re mine. Or at least they were . ” he posted earlier.
Read more and post your condolences on Sebastian’s Facebook fan page.