Sebastian Bach, lead singer of rock band Skid Row, was charged with making terrorist threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a restaurant in Middletown, N.J. Bach (real name: S

Sebastian Bach, lead singer of rock band Skid Row, was charged with making terrorist threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a restaurant in Middletown, N.J. Bach (real name: Sebastian Bierk) was released yesterday (March 15) on $10,000 bail. He also was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities said the 33-year-old musician was at the Lincroft Inn on Wednesday night when he went outside with a drink. He became angry when a bartender told him to come back inside, police said. Bach told police who arrived at the restaurant that he was going to return to his Middletown home, get a gun and shoot a bartender and others in the bar area, authorities said.

At police headquarters, Bach reportedly became verbally abusive when a detective tried to explain the charges against him and continued to make threats against the bartender. Police said that when Bach was asked whether he understood the charges, he replied: "Yeah, because I smoked a lot of weed." His manager declined to comment.

Bach is the host of VH1's "Forever Wild" series and has appeared on Broadway in "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Jekyll & Hyde."


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