Sebastian Bach may have been an unlikely star on Gilmore Girls, but the fan favorite will be back for another round. While the Skid Row rocker’s name hasn’t been specifically announced for the upcoming Netflix revival of the WB/CW series, there have been plenty of social media clues that Bach will be back. And now, Sebastian Bach’s IMDb profile reveals that he will play Gil in an episode titled “Winter.”
For four years, Sebastian Bach had a recurring stint on the hit drama series, playing guitar player Gil in Lane Kim’s fictional garage band Hep Alien in 13 episodes of the show. Gilmore Girls alum John Cabrera, who played bassist Brian Fuller on the show, recently shared Instagram and Twitter pics of himself and the other members of the fictional TV band, including Lane Kim (Keiko Agena), Zack Van Gerbig (Todd Lowe), and Gil (Sebastian Bach).
Cabrera captioned one snap, “Four people who have been trying to get in another shot together for almost a decade. #ilovethesekids.”
Soon after, Sebastian posted an Instagram shot of himself on the Warner Bros. soundstage, which makes it pretty clear Gil will be returning to Stars Hollow for the long-awaited Netflix revival.
Bach’s character Gil was not an original member of Hep Alien, but he joined the TV band after their original guitarist Dave Rygalski (Adam Brody) left for college. There’s no word if Adam Brody will be back for the Gilmore Girls revival, but that would be a must-see jam session.
Ten years after the original series signed off, the four-part Gilmore Girls revival will feature almost all of the stars from the original, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Matt Czuchry, Milo Ventimiglia, and more. The reboot will feature four 90-minute mini movies, one for each season. “Winter,” the mini-movie Sebastian Bach appears in, will be the first episode, followed by “Spring,” “Summer,” and “Fall.”
Sebastian Bach may be a hard rocker, but acting is in his blood. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this year, Bach justified his TV gigs as a way to promote his music.
“Honestly, the way I look at [my appearances on] television is to promote my music. I know that’s silly but, to me, the albums last forever, more than any TV show. MTV doesn’t play rock videos, but if I’m on Gilmore Girls, it’s like, ‘Who is this dude? I’m going to check out his albums.'”
In the interview, Sebastian didn’t confirm his return to the show, but he acknowledged that he gets recognized for the role all the time.
“Netflix has given that show a whole new thing. I walk around and I always hear [about] Gilmore Girls. I get noticed for different things in different parts of town. If I go to the Rainbow, it’s Skid Row. If I go to a mall, it’s Gilmore Girls. If I walk around in the country of Canada, there is one thing that they like about me and that’s The Trailer Park Boys. Everywhere I go! I just consider myself lucky that I can do different things.”
While Sebastian enjoyed his time on Gilmore Girls enough that he went back for more, he joked to the Chicago Tribune that the Gil character has actually hurt him in one way, because on the original show he had to recite a lot of dialogue very quickly.
“I went to audition for an episode of Law and Order, and they didn’t understand why I was talking so fast, and I was like, ‘No, you don’t understand. I was on a show called the Gilmore Girls. We had to say everything like that.'”
Take a look at the video below to see Sebastian Bach jamming with Hep Alien on the original show.
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