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Skid Row Biography

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Birth Place: Toms River, New Jersey, United States
Years Active: 1986-1996, 1999-present
Genres: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Hair Metal

Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They are named after Phil Lynott and Brush Shiels' first band. They were most successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s when their first three albums with lead singer Sebastian Bach and drummer Rob Affuso were multi-platinum successes. As of 2010 their current line-up consists of Johnny Solinger (vocals), Dave "The Snake" Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass) and Rob Hammersmith (drums). As of the end of 1996 the band has sold 20 million albums worldwide.

As of 2008, Skid Row has released five full-length albums, an EP, a compilation album, and a live album. They became popular with their first two albums, ''Skid Row'' and ''Slave to the Grind'', which are often considered their best-known works to date. Their latest albums, ''Thickskin'' and ''Revolutions per Minute'', came out on October 24, 2006, both receiving negative reviews among the public due to the absence of the original lead singer.

They are often associated with glam metal, partly due to their image on their debut album, ''Skid Row'', which spawned the hits "18 and Life", "Youth Gone Wild", and "I Remember You" for the band. They would eventually go on to foster an image base geared toward more traditional heavy metal and hard rock audiences.