Sterling, 22, last week said he’d be sitting out a few shows for contractual reasons – but now Bach, who co-wrote his latest solo album with him, says he won’t be back.
The former Skid Row frontman tells 93 Rock, “We did a big broadcast on AXS TV that we worked really, really hard on. It was a very big deal that we were on television from coast to coast all across the USA. Everybody had to sign a release to be part of the broadcast and the DVD coming out. Everybody else signed it. I talked to Nick two days before the show and he hadn’t signed. I’m like, ‘Dude, we’re filming in two days. You have to sign.’ He guaranteed to me that he would sign it and be part of it.”
Bach continues, “Then when we got to soundcheck he wouldn’t sign the release. We could not film the show with him – he wouldn’t let us.”
The singer accuses Sterling of making “completely unreasonable” demands and insists the guitarist’s behavior was unprofessional.
“If someone is not happy in my band, I will be the first to show them the door,” says the singer. “If you’re not part of the team and you’re not interested in being successful or professional, get out of my band. I’ve been doing this for 30 years and all I ask is that somebody is a professional and doesn’t wreck it for the rest of us – which is what he did in LA the other day.”
But despite their falling out, Bach hopes they may be able to work together again in the future. “I love Kicking and Screaming, the album we made. Everybody should listen to that and realize we captured a very cool, unique moment in time between me and him. I wish Nick all the best. But if you can’t be a team player, I don’t want to play with you any more.”