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BLACK STAR RIDERS Don't Think JIMMY DEGRASSO's RATT Involvement Will Interfere With Tour Schedule

BLACK STAR RIDERS members insist drummer Jimmy DeGrasso's involvement in the RATT reunion will no negative impact on their band. DeGrasso, 53, has performed with Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo twice in recent months as the newly reactivated RATT prepares to tour. But DeGrasso also has a demanding schedule with trans-Atlantic ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says BOBBY BLOTZER 'Never Wrote A Note' For RATT

During a recent interview with the "Eddie, Jason & Chris Show", RATT singer Stephen Pearcy spoke about the legal battle the band has been embroiled in with drummer Bobby Blotzer over the rights to the group's name. Last November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier had committed trademark ...

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Video: JUAN CROUCIER Performs RATT Classics In San Antonio

RATT bassist Juan Croucier performed the band's classic songs with his solo band on February 25 at The Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup —Croucier, singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will embark on ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says RATT Is Not Afraid To Make New Music

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will embark on a more proper tour next year after spending most of 2017 making select festival appearances and playing one-off shows. Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini played their first official show ...

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Smash - STEPHEN PEARCY

Eighties legend RATT's members have been embroiled internally in seemingly endless legal battles that would make the most seasoned entertainment lawyer's head spin. Currently it seems that the unit's lineup includes vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini, bassist Juan Croucier, as well as former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on the group's last ...

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RATT To Play Only European Show This Summer At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will play its only European show this summer at the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 7-10 in Sölvesborg. Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini played their first official show as ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Will Tour The World, Says Creator

A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its U.S. debut last month at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon took place during a performance by DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie and ...

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Reunited RATT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY Apr. 27 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - The Sherman Theater - ...

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OCEANO Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Sumerian Records has announced the signing of Chicago, Illinois deathcore titans OCEANO. The band is currently recording the follow-up to 2015's "Ascendants" at The Nook Recording Studio in New Lenox, Illinois. A late spring release is expected. Vocalist Adam Warren comments: "I and the rest of OCEANO are beyond honored to become a part of ...

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Singer JOSHUA ALAN Quits BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT

Singer Joshua Alan has quit Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT, explaining that he will be working and focusing on his original music this year. Blotzer has spent the last year and a half battling the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. At the same time, he has ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER On RATT Legal Dispute: 'This Is Definitely Not Over'

Drummer Bobby Blotzer has made his first public comments since a judge denied his request for reconsideration in connection with his legal dispute with the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. Back in November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier ...

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CARMINE APPICE Reinvents CACTUS Once Again

Coming off a very successful U.S. tour and the release of its first studio album in ten years, "Black Dawn", the time has come for founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice to re-energize and rebuild CACTUS, the band once heralded by critics as America's answer to LED ZEPPELIN. Appice has announced two new members ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY On Whether JIMMY DEGRASSO Will Play Drums At Upcoming RATT Shows: 'We're Still Figuring That Out'

Three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed a full set of the band's classic songs as the "surprise band" on October 1, 2016 on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, also known as Monsterwood. Joining Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini on stage at the ...

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DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — performed at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History all-star induction ceremony on Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY On BOBBY BLOTZER: 'We Got Rid Of The Cancer'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that the band has gotten "rid of the cancer" by taking control of the RATT name following a legal dispute with drummer Bobby Blotzer. Currently based around the vocalist and fellow "classic-era" members Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier with later-period RATT guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT), the group will make ...

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