Rachel Bolan On Skid Row, 'United World Rebellion'
Rachel Bolan, the bassist and a founding member of Skid Row, helped the 80’s heavy rock band stay fresh and relevant with their latest album United World Rebellion: Chapter Two. Even after their hiatus between 1996 and 1999, their comeback album United World Rebellion has familiar sounds that hardcore fans love. “What we did was kind of traced our steps back to the band that came out in 1989. It is a lot easier said than done,” Bolan told uInterview. “It is kind of hard to go back to your roots. We wanted classic Skid Row really concentrated hard on that.”
The band holds close the classic rock influences that inspired United World Rebellion: Chapter Two. “We started writing the first EP, before World Rebellion and we wanted to do what the bands, that influenced us did like what The Ramones did and Aerosmith.”
Bolan confirmed that the next album, presumably titled United World Rebellion: Chapter Three, will launch in 2015.
Yeah, knowing that they really enjoy it.
Well, it is second out of three, it is kind of a trilogy. It is not cut, but it is themed. The whole idea behind it was that we wanted to put out an EP. We wanted to keep the band active and keep the music fresh and keep the cost down for Skid Row.
No, what we did was kind of traced our steps back to the band that came out in 1989. It is a lot easier said than done. It is kind of hard to go back to your roots. We wanted classic Skid Row really concentrated hard on that.
Skid Row: No, we actually did the opposite. We started writing the first EP, before World Rebellion and we wanted to do what the bands, that influenced us did like what The Ramones did and Aerosmith.
Well, the music industry is aging completely. You know we grew up we got older. Skid Row continues to grow as a band and we play so many shows, like I could do it in our sleep.
We take each EP separate. We worked on a few months on the first one. We started writing for this one, while we were in the studio in December and January. We have ideas for the next one, which will come out in 2015.
No, well we do live all over the country, but we worked with an engineer who worked on a lot of our older stuff. He can almost read our mind. He knows what we really understand so that made it a lot easier.
On this one, I really liked We Are The Damned.
Yes, to create and it and to see the songs come to life, no matter who writes the songs and rehearsal. All the little things, production and to see everyone work so hard on it.
We have been on the road since April, we went to Japan, New Zealand and Australia. We did a run on the coast there. Then we are going to do a run in the Midwest, then back out of the country for three weeks, then back to the states for about two. We'll have some time off for a little. Then we will have more shows in the States, then in October we headline through the U.K. and Germany and then well finish up here in the States.
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