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Michael Sweet Explains Comments After Sebastian Bach Lashes Out at Him

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As odd as it may seem, the posting of a 16-year-old singer covering Skid Row‘s “I Remember You” has ignited a good ol’ war of words between Sebastian Bach and Michael Sweet.

The back-and-forth began when Sweet posted video of up-and-coming singer Moriah Formica performing the classic track, along with his commentary, “This kid is the future of rock. So proud of her and honored to have her on my new album — Moriah Formica kills this and in my humble opinion, smokes the original singer.” The post can be seen below:

When Bach was alerted to the post, he responded, “Michael Sweet has a big f–king mouth. Behind a keyboard that is. Can’t wait to see this pussy in person again someday.”

There is a history between Bach and Sweet, with the pair also butting heads a few years ago when Sweet claimed he was asked by Bach’s label to produce a Bach solo album only for those plans to fall apart. With the all the online drama, Sweet attempted to clear the air and explain both the current situation and his past history with Bach in an online post. It reads as follows.

Well, since it’s been turned into a public bash, here’s my side:
A while back I was asked by the label (Frontiers) to produce a SB album. I spoke to SB’s manager and we were discussing possibilities. After a few emails back and fourth SB decided to do something else.
I was then asked about this in an interview with Eddie Trunk and I shared (respectfully) what had transpired. Later that evening, SB tweeted and emailed me and said “shut your mouth or I’ll shut it for you.” He also said not to “ever let his name come out of my mouth again” in an email.
I emailed him to make amends and explain yet to no avail. I’d be a liar if I said it didn’t bother me. It did. I’ve got nothing against Sebastian. I don’t even know him and he doesn’t know me.
Fast forward to Moriah Formica opening for Stryper and blowing everyone’s minds with her talent and voice on a cover of “I’ll Remember You”. I posted it and took a little grief for saying “she smokes the original singer”. I must admit that that comment was made based on my opinion as well as my experience with SB. I then commented on a post and referred to SB as a “tool” based on what had transpired between us a few months back. I suppose I shouldn’t have said that. I’ll admit to my mistakes and apologize if need be.
He sent me an email again basically stating to “be prepared next time we meet face to face.” along with a few other nice gestures. I sent him an email basically saying “let’s get along and move on”.
I have yet to hear from SB.
Anyone who’s knows me knows that I express my opinion and I’m more than willing to back it up. I do my best to be honest yet not to be mean spirited or destructive.
I’m also no pussy. Obviously SB doesn’t know me because if he did, he’d know that as fact😉
Since we’re both adults, should we not take the higher road here?
In a perfect world, that would be the right thing to do☝️
Unfortunately I think because I’m a Christian some people think that I’m supposed to “turn the other cheek” and let people say and do what ever they want. I guess the “pussy” in me won’t let me do that.
Thanks for listening and my sincere apologies if I’ve offended anyone and please know that was not my intention. I’ll try a little harder next time🙏

So that is where things stand in this latest online spat between two rockers.

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