“People are, like, ‘Hey, man, do it for the fans.’ Not at the expense of my happiness, no.
“Sorry. It ain’t fucking happening. ‘But do it for the fans.’ No.
“We appreciate fans – we do. We’re probably the most fan-friendly band you’ll ever meet. I meet people all the time, and they say, ‘You guys are so friendly, ’cause we met this band last week and they were assholes.’
“Or, ‘We met this band’ – we hear this shit all the time. We’ll go out in the cold, we’ll hang out with them, but what we won’t do is put ourselves in a volatile situation and be unhappy and destroy what we have now.”
Asked if he believes there will never be a Bach reunion, Scotti replied:
“Yeah. I believe so.
“I tell you what: our singer, ZP Theart, he’s a brother, man. He’s a great fucking singer, he’s a great frontman, he’s a guy I look forward to seeing, a guy I look forward to hanging out with.
“We trust him with the band that we’ve been in all this time, and that is precious to us. We can go out and play and enjoy ourselves.”
Hill was also complimentary of Bach, saying:
“He’s not a rock star, he’s a superstar, man. He’s great, dude. I totally realize what he is.
“I’ll speak for myself: he is a guy – he’ll cut his own throat to do a good show. He puts it all out there. He’s a great singer and a great frontman – one of the all-time greats.
“But we’re not working together. To replace a guy like that is… Well, yeah, you realize what you’re up against. People are, like, ‘They have no idea…’ Yeah, we have an idea – of course we do.
“But that was the only way to do it. And the records he did with Skid Row are great – he did a great job. And he was just such a huge part of that. But it just can’t happen. Replacing a guy like that, yeah, it’s hard, it’s hard.”