Rock star Sebastian Bach is set to star on a new ABC reality show later this summer, and it sounds like the perfect piece to add to his reality resume. According to Entertainment Weekly, the former Skid Row frontman will appear on "Sing Your Face Off," a six-episode talent competition that will have him channeling the identity of a different music icon each week.
Bach recently posted this backstage footage from the show to his Instagram account, where it appears he's being transformed into Elvis. Can we hear a heavy metal "Hound Dog," please?
In a truly bizarre casting lineup, the judges for the show will include Debbie Gibson, Darrell Hammond, and RuPaul, while Baz's competition will be Jon Lovitz, basketball player Landry Fields, Disney star China Anne McClain, and TV host/actress Lisa Rinna. Yeah, we'd say the rocker's a shoe-in. Besides, how can you not root for a guy whose latest CD is called "ABachalypse Now"?
Of course, the small screen is nothing new for this rocker, especially the reality genre. As we wait for the premiere of "Sing Your Face Off," check out some of Sebastian Bach's top TV moments.
Sebastian's recurring stint on The WB drama "Gilmore Girls" wasn't a huge stretch: He played guitar player Gil in Lane Kim's fictional garage band Hep Alien, jamming cover tunes at events all over Stars Hollow. But this gig was a game changer for the real-life rockstar. In 2012, Sebastian told the Chicago Tribune, "I get noticed for different things I've done in different areas of town. If I'm in a rock club, it'll be Skid Row. If I'm in a mall, it's the 'Gilmore Girls.' Teenagers will come up to me, and they'll be like, 'Aren't you that guy?' And I'll be like, 'Uh, which guy are you talking about?'"
Watch Sebastian (as Gil) giving advice to an expectant Lane here.
In 2013, Sebastian turned up as a rock guitarist again; this time on Showtime's "Californication." In the episode "Dead Rocks Stars," he played a dead rocker who came back to life via a supersize hologram at his funeral. Yeah, we know, 2Pac and Coachella did it first, but Bach's late rockstar alter ego did deliver this doozy: "If you're seeing me in this badass holographic form, that means I must be dead, which totally sucks for me."
In 2010, the rockstar got animated for the "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon special "The Clash of Triton," voicing the bad boy son of Queen Amphitrite and King Neptune. (His posh mom was even played by Victoria Beckham!) Of his kiddie cartoon stint, the singer told Legendary Rock Interviews, "It is pretty cool to have 'SpongeBob' on the resume… so was 'Robot Chicken.' I've done a lot of interesting stuff like that, which I never really dreamed I would do but ended up being a lot of fun."
You can see his animated alter ego here.
Sebastian sweated it out on Season 7 of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" back in 2010, as trainer Harvey Walden IV barked boot-camp orders at him and fellow out-of-shape celebs Bobby Brown, Nicole Eggert, K-Fed, and K-Fed's first baby mama. The reason for the rocker's boot-camp blitz? "Nobody likes a fat rockstar," Bach said.
Check out the "Celebrity Fit Club 7" trailer here.
In 2008, Sebastian proved that he's a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll when he was crowned the Season 2 winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country," beating out fellow competitors Chris Kirkpatrick, Irene Cara, Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Young, Jermaine Jackson, and Mikalah Gordon for the title. Host John Rich told The Boot, "[Sebastian] truly understands what makes a great country song, and his singing ability is still off the charts. I'm very proud of him going country! [He] put his real life experiences into his song. 'Battle with the Bottle' deals with the challenges he faces in his life on a daily basis, and when your music imitates your life, that's where great country music happens."
Check out Bach's winning country single, "Battle of the Bottle," here.
"I Married Sebastian Bach"
VH1's "I Married Sebastian Bach" went behind the scenes with the rocker and his then-wife, Maria, back in 2004. While the former Mrs. Bach was both Sebastian's wife and manager, the rockstar revealed that in times of frustration he'd shout, "I don't have a wife or a f---ing manager!"
Watch a clip from "I Married Sebastian Bach" here.
And talk about a super group. In 2006, Sebastian teamed up with rock icons Ted Nugent, Jason Bonham, Scott Ian, and Evan Seinfeld for a VH1 reality show that had them forming the ultimate hard rock band. While the music came easy, naming the group was another thing. The band toyed with everything from FIST to Rawdog to Savage Animal before deciding on Damnocracy, but it could have been worse: Nugent came up with "Hunting Deer With a Bow and Arrow," a name that doesn't roll off anybody's tongue.
Watch the first episode of "SuperGroup" here.
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