Provided he behaves himself for the next year, the former heavy metal frontman won't face the music for disorderly conduct, drug possession and making terrorist threats, Bach's lawyer said in a statement Friday.
A New Jersey judge signed off on a "conditional discharge" on Monday. The discharge is a way for first-time offenders to keep their records clean if they manage to stay out of trouble.
The 33-year-old hair band alum was busted on March 13 after an apparent marijuana-fueled meltdown at the Lincroft Inn. Bach had gone to the Middletown, New Jersey, watering hole to toss back a few. According to police and witness reports, when Bach went outside for a smoke and took his beverage with him, the barkeep yelled at the headbanger and ordered him back inside with his drink.
That didn't sit too well with Bach (who bears no relation to Johann Sebastian Bach--in fact, his real name is Sebastian Bierk)--he allegedly shoved the bartender, who in turn called police.
After police arrived, Bach purportedly told them he was planning on returning to his nearby home, getting a gun and shooting the bartender and others. He continued to threaten to blast the bartender, even as police locked him in a holding cell. A subsequent search turned up two small bags of marijuana and rolling papers.
When asked by officers if he knew why he was being arrested, Bach said, according to the police report, "Yeah. Because I smoke a lot of weed."
Best known for tracks like "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" and monster-selling albums Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, Skid Row broke up in 1995, leaving Bach to try his hand on Broadway in the musicals Jekyll & Hyde and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and as host of VH1's Forever Wild.
And while the Row re-formed in 2000 with a new singer, Johnny Solinger, Bach continues to play occasional solo gigs. According to his Website, sebastianbach.com, the rocker is working on a DVD and a studio album.