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What Was Skid Row's Johnny Solinger's Net Worth When He Died?

No rock band rode the hair metal wave during the late '80s/early '90s finer than Skid Row. The first heavy metal band to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with their album "Slave to the Grind" (via Billboard), Skid Row dominated airwaves and MTV through the early '90s. But, as the grunge movement, led by the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam took hold in the mid '90s, the shining star that was Skid Row dimmed immensely. After the release of their third album "Subhuman Race" in 1995, problems arose within the band, mostly with lead singer Sebastian Bach. According to Blabbermouth, Bach was fired in 1996, with the remaining band members forming a band called Ozone Monday.

The new band wasn't long for the world, with the remaining members of the group reforming as Skid Row in 1999. This time around, the band would be fronted by singer Johnny Solinger, a hard rock/country singer from Dallas-Fort Worth (via H.A.Q. Express). Born on August 7, 1965, Solinger formed his own band, using his last name as the group's moniker, in 1990. After recording several albums throughout the '90s, Johnny Solinger was offered the vacant lead singer position in Skid Row in 1999.

Skid row debut

The very next year, Johnny Solinger officially made his debut fronting Skid Row. According to MTV, the group opened for Kiss and Ted Nugent on one of Kiss' many farewell tours. In 2002, the group followed up the Kiss tour with another tour of the country. This time around, the boys in Skid Row teamed up with Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Tesla and Jackyl for the "Rock Never Stops" tour, via Billboard. Afterward, the boys in Skid Row found themselves back in the studio recording their fourth album, "Thick Skin," which was released in 2003.

Through the end of the first decade of the new millennium and halfway through the second, Solinger continued to record and tour with Skid Row. In 2015, however, he announced that he was leaving the band, per Ultimate Classic Rock. "I have decided to leave Skid Row to pursue my solo career. The past 15 years has been a great experience and I have appreciated the opportunity to be the lead singer in one of the most prominent bands of the 1990s," he wrote on Facebook.

A horrifying diagnosis

In 2008, Johnny Solinger recorded his first solo album, "Johnny Solinger." A mostly country album, the release was unfortunately met with mostly disregard. After announcing his departure from Skid Row in 2015, Solinger continued on working on his country solo career, with just a smattering of success.  

On May 9, 2021, Solinger revealed to the world he was diagnosed with liver failure, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Announcing to the world that he had been hospitalized for over a month, and his prognosis was not promising, Solinger related that he was on several kinds of medication and was regularly having fluid drained from his abdomen. On June 27, Paula Marcenaro Solinger, Johnny Solinger's wife, revealed to the world he died from complications of liver failure. 

At the time of his death, Johnny Solinger had a net worth of approximately $5 million (via H.A.Q. Express). He was 55.