Metal-Rules.com: The one thing which has been headlines lately is that one certain photo, you know what I’m talking about here?
Dave Sabo: "Right."
Metal-Rules.com: What’s the story behind that?
Dave Sabo: "I had flown into LA that day because Duff McKagan, whom I manage, was doing two shows at the Viper Room and… So I flew in and I went there and one of the guys, an assistant of ours told me – he goes 'Sebastian's here' and stuff like that. I'm like… I don’t mean… I mean I hold no ill will or any bad blood or anything everybody else can have that I have no negativity in my life whatsoever. So at the end of the show I was in the dressing room and it was very small at the Viper Room dressing room and I saw him standing across the stage and I… I mean across the room and he made a beeline over with his girlfriend had his hand out sure and I shook his hand you know 'how you doing, how you doing' exchanged the pleasantries and stuff. It was all very cool and very cordial; no heavy talk - like 'come on dude we got to put this band back together'. It was nothing like that you know it was like how's your family doing, I'm sorry that you got divorced you know and she was a lovely girl and asked me how the kids are you know … showing pictures and everything like that and he's like… bunch of people shooting pictures and he's goes let’s take a picture together and sure enough you know it was you know that’s the one that ended up out there."
Metal-Rules.com: Yeah that's the way how gossip start…
Dave Sabo: "Yeah that’s okay I mean other people keep talking but it's really, so… it's far simpler than people are making it out to be whereas you know we have a long history together, it was one of those things where I did not want to… I don’t know I didn’t want to sit there and be like an angry prick or anything like that – I mean life is life it goes on and you make the most of it and I keep all negativity away from me so…"
Metal-Rules.com: How did you like the comments he put out later on?
Dave Sabo: "What about in the future… you know what of course he's good; that’s him you know that’s him – you know I don’t know what to do… I… the way I look at it is you know I don’t know what tomorrow's going to bring I just… hopefully we'll make it on the plane home you know. I kind of look at life like that lately it’s too short I rather enjoy the moment if something like that happens down the road then it happens, then it’s supposed to be and if it doesn’t then it wasn’t supposed to be you know that’s just the way… that’s life you know. To me it’s no… I'm not going to beat myself about the head over it and I'm not going to push for it or whatever it's like if little things present themselves in a way that – that’s its conducive and everybody wants to do it then that’s something to talk about but right now it’s a non-issue."
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Bach issued the following statement after meeting up with Sabo:
"Here it is.. the first picture taken of me and Dave "The Snake" Sabo in 16 years. I know there are those of you reading this that have been waiting since 1996 to see this happen. We got to hang out together for the first time in .... well, a long time. We talked, laughed, and in the end, even hugged. It was great to see my old friend. It was great to talk with Dave about the past..... And the future."