Johnny Solinger

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Johnny Solinger
Johnny Solinger – Wacken Open Air 2014 02.jpg
Performing at Wacken Open Air in 2014
Background information
Birth name John Preston Solinger
Also known as Texas, United States
Born (1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 52)
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, country
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Skid Row Records
SPV Records
Associated acts Skid Row

John Preston Solinger (born August 7, 1965) is the former lead vocalist of the band Skid Row. To date he has sung on the albums Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute.


Johnny Solinger moved to the Dallas/Ft Worth area as a young boy where he was exposed in equal doses to Hard Rock and Country music, and fell in love with them both. In 1990, he formed the rock band SOLINGER in Dallas, recording 4 independent records -Solinger, Solinger II, Chain Link Fence and Solinger Live-and enjoying live performance and radio success throughout the Southwest.

Skid Row[edit]

In 1999 Skid Row members Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Rachel Bolan, and Scotti Hill hired Solinger to replace previous lead vocalist Sebastian Bach. In 2000, Skid Row landed a coveted opening slot on Kiss's "Farewell Tour."[1]

Solo Country Career[edit]

In 2008, Johnny pursued a country music solo career. His first country album was only released regionally and is filled with both country and rock. The album includes the song "You Lie", which he recorded with his band mates in Skid Row. Johnny is currently working on his second country effort.


With Skid Row[edit]


  • Solinger
  • Solinger II
  • Chain Link Fence
  • Johnny Solinger

The (Party) Dolls[edit]

  • Doll House Rock

The Spikes[edit]


  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Biography: Skid Row". AMG. Retrieved 20 May 2010.