Johnny Solinger, previously the front-man for legendary rock band Skid Row, announced postponement of his solo shows. After a car crash in 2019, the singer suffered several injuries which left him unable to perform. A car crash is among the common causes for Neck pain which would severely restrict Solinger’s movement on stage.
Solinger performed with Skid Row from 1999 to 2015 on albums such as “Thickskin” and “Revolutions Per Minute”. He also sang in several EP’s like “United World Rebellion” and “Rise of the Damnation Army”. He responded to his fans by giving an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the event on social media:
“My friends – back in December I was T-boned on passenger side in an automobile accident (thank God Paula Mercenaro Solinger was not in vehicle…very scary). In January I began Physical Therapy and an MRI was ordered. X-rays have shown herniated ‘bulging’ discs in back and neck and this past Friday Doc has ordered to reschedule shows for 6-8 weeks as treatment continues. I have a great team of Medical pros working with me 3 times a week and I am assured at the end of treatment I’ll be good as gold. Of course I am pissed and disappointed that I cannot perform the BUCKCHERY at Warehouse Live show Feb 21 and my Johnny Solinger w QUEENSRYCHE & DOKKEN tributes at Warehouse Live solo show Feb 28thwill have to be rescheduled, but extremely blessed that it was not worse and that my wife was not in the vehicle. So, be careful driving out thee, and defo buckle up for safety! Keep your insurance up to par and #lawyerup #besafe”.
Kicked Out of Skid Row
Among other common causes for Neck Pain may be an unruly bandmate. In April 2015 the members of Skid Row decided it was in their and the band’s best interest to part ways with Solinger. Bassist Rachel Bolan commented on the reasons for the decision on the One On One with Mitche Lafon podcast:
“At certain times, you just get the feeling someone isn’t putting a hundred percent into things,” he said. “And Skid Row is very important to the rest of us. And we wanted to carry on with quality performances and quality songs, so we decided to make a change.”
On Eddie Trunk Live, Bolan talked about the band’s deteriorating relationship with Solinger over the years:
“We were clicking big time. I thought we made a lot of great music together. And even with EP’s, when we were in the studio, we were making great music.”
“This has nothing to do with Johnny not being a good person; he’s a really good person, and we all got along well,” he continued. “There’s no animosity at all from our end. And these are terrible decisions to make, man. They’re awful.”
For the Love of Rock N’ Roll
After leaving Skid Row, Solinger focused on his solo career making country and rock music. Since then he has released music with producer Sam Taylor from ZZ Top and Jamie Oldaker who played with Eric Clapton. He also served as lead singer for the “Raiding the Rock Vault” show at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. Common causes for Neck Pain aside, Solinger seems to be in good spirits and ready to get back on stage.