Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the glam metal prototypes of the late 1980s metal scene and were successful until they were eclipsed by the Seattle grunge bands in 1991.
As of 2007, Skid Row has released five full-length albums, an EP, a compilation album, and a live album. The band became popular with their first two albums, Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, which are often considered their best-known works to date. Their last full-length studio album, Revolutions Per Minute, came out on October 24, 2006. The group has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, according to then-lead vocalist Sebastian Bach.
They are often associated with glam metal, partly due to their appearance and their sound on their debut album, Skid Row, which spawned the hits "18 and Life", "Youth Gone Wild", and "I Remember You" for the band.
They would eventually go on to make music more akin to thrash metal with hard rock leanings. The band bought the name Skid Row from Gary Moore's first band Skid Row.