Bach was spotted singing at rock photographer Mark Weiss's wedding by Jon Bon Jovi's parents who suggested that he try out for their son's friend's (Dave Sabo) band.
At the time Bach was wary of joining another USA-based band after his negative experience in his previous band Madam X, but upon hearing Skid Row's demo tapes, Bach flew to New Jersey to audition and the members asked him to join in early 1987.
The group recorded a full-length eponymous album for Atlantic Records, who then opted not to release it.
In 1998 it was released on Kelley Deal's label, Nice Records, with no fanfare and a very limited pressing of 1,000 CDs. In 1999, Bach released his debut solo album Bring 'Em Bach Alive!
He also joined them for their Pre-Download Festival show in the Apollo Hammersmith, London, singing My Michelle.
Rose introduced Bach by saying that the two had rekindled their friendship in the previous week after 13 years of not speaking.
He also appeared as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show in 2001.