As Hurricane Irene tore into the northeast and sadly killed 40 people and left five million homes without power, she also devastated the home of Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach. His home that was featured in MTV Cribs was destroyed by flooding and in addition, the storm took away one-of-a-kind music artifacts.
“I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV Cribs, has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene,” Sebastian wrote on a Facebook post, as noted by MTV News.
“In the 2 decades I have lived in this home, there has never been a single drop of water in the basement or anywhere else in the structure. Now Irene has overflowed the reservoir adjacent to my house. The surging waters have snapped the bridge in half next to my house & sent the bridge straight into my garage, knocking the house off of its foundation.”
He didn’t pump water out since there were concerns about electrocution but among the priceless items he lost were KISS gargoyles from the 1979 tour, a KISS pinball machine, Skid Row master tapes and boxes of Skid Row memorabilia from the band’s very first tour to their most recent one. He noted, “Don’t know what you got till it’s gone, indeed.”
Although he hasn’t been allowed to enter the house since the foundation had crumbled and the structure itself may collapse at any time, a few of his most prized possessions like his dad’s artwork were actually saved from damage after being moved upstairs. While he mourns the loss of his home and possessions, he explained the most important parts of his life are intact.
“What makes me happy is that my children & ex wife are safe. My dad’s art is unharmed. No one got hurt. My scrapbooks of memories of my life are dry & safe.”