November 15, 2010
Rocker Bach facing charge in T.O.
By QMI Agency

Sebastian Bach

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Rock and heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach has been released on $3,000 bail after he was charged with assaulting a staff member at a downtown bar.

Bach was released Monday after he was charged with assaulting the bartender, as well as possession of marijuana and mischief.

On Monday afternoon, Toronto Police were on their way to Peterborough, which is about 140 km northeast of the city, to arrest Bach on a six-year-old warrant.

Const. Tony Vella said the warrant for Bach stems from a mischief under $5,000 charge.

Police did not have any other information about the charge. He is expected to appear in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday.

The heavy metal singer and actor, who lives in New Jersey, was raised in Peterborough.


Early Monday morning, police allege Bach - whose real name is Sebastian Bierk - was at Riley's Old Towne Pub in Peterborough when he got into a dispute with the staff and was asked to leave at 12:02 a.m.

He walked to the door carrying a glass of wine, police said, and when he was told he couldn't leave with it he threw it at the front doors, shattering the glass.

Police said a staff member restrained him until officers arrived, and while they waited a scuffle ensued and the man bit him on his left hand.

When officers searched him they found 1.95 grams of marijuana.

Bierk, 42, has been charged with assault, possession of marijuana and mischief.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 23.