Former Skid Row Singer Johnny Solinger Dies At 55

The frontman had been suffering from liver failure.

Johnny Solinger

Former Skid Row frontman Johnny Solinger has died. Solinger announced back in April that he was diagnosed with liver failure. He was 55 years old.

“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health,” Solinger on Facebook back in May. “I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.”

Skid Row released a statement on their official Facebook page.

We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us.

Much love,

Rachel Bolan
ZP Theart
Snake Sabo
Rob Hammersmith
Scotti Hill

In 1999, Johnny Solinger was hired by Skid Row to replace frontman Sebastian Bach. In 2000, the band opened for KISS on their Farewell Tour. Solinger performed vocals on two of Skid Row’s studio albums – 2003’s Thickskin and 2006’s Revolutions Per Minute. He also appeared on two EPs during his tenure with the band.

Solinger and Skid Row parted ways in 2015.

On June 11, Skid Row celebrated the 30th anniversary of their multi-platinum classic Slave To The Grind. The album it No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 134,000 copies in its first week. The record is certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.

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