There have been many famous high-profile feuds between musicians, some of the most notable in recent memory have been between Jay-Z and Nas, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, and now brothers Rock Star and Super Star are starting a war with one of metal’s greatest vocalists, Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach. This feud wasn’t instigated with malice at heart, but rather the desire to help kids and bring attention to a great cause.
The feud started when a simple video clip (less than a minute long) was posted on Sebastian Bach’s MySpace page, updating fans about the progress he’s made in the recording studio. The brothers Star caught wind of this clip and decided to ruffle some feathers, but they had much grander plans up their sleeve. They crafted their own parody video, a send-up of Bach’s studio clip, and posted it as a response to Bach’s video. They pulled no punches; with admiration for this legend and a great sense of humor, they cleverly lampooned Bach’s update.
All of the great Rock and Roll feuds sparked a terrific idea for the brothers, which led them to start this war with Bach so that they might be able to draw attention to a cause we all have some relationship with. We Are One (www.weareoneonline.com) is an organization established by Rock Star (Marc Kancler) and Super Star (Kris Kancler) to help kids who are recovering from drug addiction. They’ve set out on a mission to provide these kids with a safe place away from negative influence, offering them workshop jam sessions, free pizza and a place where they can look to someone who can understand what they’re going through.
Tied in closely with their organization is the concept for the brothers’ latest project, a new CD and book package entitled “Serenity.” The lineup of guest stars announced so far includes George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Jon Oliva and Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Bruce Kulick (Kiss) and quite a few other very special surprise guests.
The Rock duo’s video can be found in the “News” section on their We Are One site — www.weareoneonline.com