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Concert By BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Shut Down Over Name Dispute

A concert by by Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT was canceled last night just hours before showtime after a Michigan venue received a cease-and-desist letter from the drummer's former bandmates. Blotzer is embroiled in a legal a dispute over the group's name with singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. The Soaring ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Amarillo, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on December 9 at Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer earlier in the month refuted Warren DeMartini's claim that the drummer has been expelled from the RATT partnership and therefore no longer has an interest in the band's name. At the end ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Spokane (Video)

Drummer Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT performed last night (Saturday, December 3) at the Star Theatre at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington as the support act for POISON singer Bret Michaels. The concert marked Blotzer's first appearance with his version of RATT since he was expelled from the partnership which owns the RATT name and ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says 'The Real RATT' Will Return In 2017

Stephen Pearcy has announced "the return of the real RATT" in 2017, presumably featuring the band's original singer, along with guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. A court ruling on November 8 apparently decided in Croucier's favor over RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by ...

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ROCK CANDY RECORDS Announces Launch Of U.S. Operation

The times they are a-changing, but luckily there remains one constant: great music will live forever and in the catalogue and reissue world that has never been more relevant. In the land of rock, that's hard rock, heavy rock, classic rock or, call it what you will rock, no label has won more acclaim and ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Says RATT Fans 'Love' His New Version Of The Band

On November 12, Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer backstage at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in the U.K. for the first time with his new ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In West Memphis, Arkansas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on October 15 at Southland Casino in West Memphis, Arkansas can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as ...

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Video: Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Video footage of former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy performing on September 30 at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below (clip filmed by Jake Perry). As previously reported, three members of RATT's classic lineup — Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed as the "surprise band" on ...

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QUIET RIOT Announces New Vocalist SEANN NICOLS

QUIET RIOT has announced Seann Nicols (formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE) as its new vocalist starting in 2017. QUIET RIOT is currently in the studio with Seann recording its forthcoming full-length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will ...

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LOVE/HATE: Collection Of Early Demos To Be Released

AorBlvd Records has announced the release of LOVE/HATE's "Before The Blackout". A collection of demos recorded between 1986 and 1987, the CD features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock, Kerrang!), looking back at the band's formation and recording history that goes further back into the early 1980s, starting off as DATA CLAN ...

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RATT Members DEMARTINI, PEARCY, CROUCIER And CAVAZO Play Surprise Show On MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE

Three members of RATT's classic lineup, singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini, reunited to perform as the "surprise band" earlier today (Saturday, October 1) on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, also known as Monsterwood. Joining them on stage at the event were former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

The first official photo of the new lineup of Bobby Blotzer's RATT can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as the replacements for Nicholas "Blaze" Baum, ...

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Video: New Lineup Of BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Akron

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on September 4 at Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as the ...

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