Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW‘s June 24 performance at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can be seen below.
SKID ROW‘s new album, “The Gang’s All Here”will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC. The band recorded most of the effort in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulineczwho has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINSamong many others.
last month, SKID ROW shared the music video for “The Gang’s All Here” title track.
“‘The Gang’s All Here’for me, represents the brotherhood of this band,” said guitarist Scotti Hill. And with the addition of [new singer] Eric [Grönwall]our bond is more solid than ever.”
Gronwall joined SKID ROW in January as the replacement for ZP Theaterwho had been in the group for more than six years. Theart played his final gig with SKID ROW in February before being officially given the boot.
Gronwall was a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT with whom he recorded four studio albums — “Address The Nation” (2012),“Tearing Down The Walls” (2014),“Into The Great Unknown” (2017) “HEAT II” (2020) — before exiting the group in October 2020.
Gronwall was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. Six months later, he announced that he was cancer free after receiving a bone marrow transplant in August. “Some anonymous wonderful human being somewhere in the world donated his/her blood cells so that I could get a second chance at life,” he told Headbangers Lifestyle in January. “Sometimes I can just get tears in my eyes when I think about it. It’s so beautiful that one person who is not connected to me in any way wanted to do that for me. He/she doesn’t know that the blood cells were for me. It’s completely anonymous.”
last september, Gronwall released his cover version of “18 And Life” via all streaming platforms.
In 2018, Gronwall debuted in the US for 10 million viewers in NBC‘s live broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s and Tim Rice‘s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Along with John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sarah Bareilles and others, Eric played the key role of Simon Zealotes.
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan recently told Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about Gronwall‘s addition to the band: “Just the way he does things and his work ethic is one I’ve never seen other than the four of us that are already in the band. He just doesn’t stop until he gets things absolutely right Whether it’s his version, what he thinks is right, or what we think is right, he works hard — he works hard. takes care of his instrument and that takes pride in his craft.”
Rachel also expressed on SKID ROW‘s first live performance with Gronwallsaying: “Honestly, dude, from the minute he opened his mouth… His timing is impeccable. We knew it was gonna be cool. And each show has even gotten better, ’cause we’re learning each other’s rhythm on stage. When I walked away from that show, I said to Eric, I go, ‘This was show one. I cannot wait for show one hundred. It’s gonna be amazing.””
Bolan previously talked about how Eric came to join SKID ROW during an appearance on an episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion”recorded just hours before SKID ROW‘s first performance with the Swedish singer. “We toured together. HEAT was on tour with SKID ROW. What year was that? ’18? And we’d hear him every night from the dressing room,” he said. “And a couple of times, I was, like, ‘Man, listen to this guy sing. He’s phenomenal.’ And then, I forget who told me, someone that was with us, ‘Yeah, he won ‘Idol’ in Sweden.’ And I was, like, ‘Man, he’s got pipes.’ And I was listening. Then I went behind the monitor board a couple of times. And in my head, I’m, like, ‘Wow! When SKID ROW has some downtime, I’m gonna get in touch with this dude and start a side project with him.’ And obviously, that never happened. But as time went on and we got to the point to where we were with ZP and stuff, Eric was our first… I told Snake, I go, ‘We’ve gotta check this guy out.’ And along with Snake and the rest of the guys, and Nickour producer, Nick Raskulinecz, were, like, ‘He’s the guy, man. Send him some songs.’ So we sent him some songs that we were recording, just with a guide vocal on it, and it came back about 24 hours later, and we were, like, ‘All right. He’s the guy. Get him on a plane. Let’s do this.”