NEWS: Looks like RATT needs a singer…again.

Stephen Pearcy has left Ratt, again.

Hardly a surprise considering the crap Bobby “Da Blotz” has been spewing lately.  (See:  Metal Sludge for details)  Wishing physical harm upon your own singer isn’t what I would call classy.

DA BLOTZ
(photo of Evel Dick Donato)

So, Stephen Pearcy has today announced he’s leaving Ratt.  Unfortunately, Jizzy Pearl is currently occupied.  Pearcy’s statement (on Bravewords):

“After 30 years creating the band Ratt and losing a real brother, (late guitarist) Robbin (Crosby), it’s time that I personally part ways with the band.

I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum,
and most of all, the disrespect to the fans.

I’m very content and proud of the legacy and the music I’ve created. This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes. I owe no one anything but a huge heartfelt thank you for coming to the party for the last 30 years.

With much respect, life goes on and the music I created will continue to be heard for years to come despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long. I will personally continue to make music and perform live shows.

See you out there!”

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32 comments

  1. That Blotzer guy seems to be a couple of beers short of a six pack. No wonder he joined Geoff Tate’s band…

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      1. No, I haven’t. Any good? I haven’t bought it because I bought Vince Neil’s nonsense and I fugured those guys are basically the same kind so…
        I need to buy Paul Stanley’s and Michael Sweet’s books, though.
        I’m looking forward to see how the Queensrÿche guys will resolve their stuff.

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        1. From what I’ve seen so far, I am guessing the band will get the name and Tate will be able to bill himself as The Voice of Queensryche. Which to me is fair.

          When Vinnie sued Kiss for the umpteenth time I recall they forbade him from advertising, “Vinnie Vincent from KISS”.

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      1. Geez yeah I guess they would have to go back to Corabi again..he’s about the only dude he could cut it still from that genre……
        I dunno man this is starting to be a bad joke with these bands that I saw back in the day…..

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        1. Met Pearcy 10 yrs ago when he played Tbay and signed my Ratt Ep…..he was super cool and relaxed…
          No attitude whatsoever !

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  2. UPDATE FROM “DA BLOTZ”!

    “To our/my Ratt fans and friends… I will say to you guys, I am sorry that I brought you guys into our personal world and turbulation. I’ve been so personally driven to a breaking point with our band being held hostage every year, that I’ve kind of been snapping. I wish we were still all 4 together and doing business as great as we have been doing. Especially last year. This is why its so nonsensical to me to have this disruption in a business we’ve built for the last 33 years.

    Reality sits at, Stephen and I have gotten along since his return in ’07. Aside from the fact that he basically quits every year. It’s been hard to deal with. I feel bad that I might have put a dividing line out here, and for that I’m feeling bad about and I to a certain level feel the need to apologise to YOU Guys. My words were true, but the words should have stayed in my mind. And again I state that, I was only kidding about this picture thing with Steve, dumb joke. You ever done that? Exactly.

    When this news popped today, my phone was blowing up all day while I was trying to enjoy an afternoon with friends and I just lost it. I was going to come home and tear into that release line by line. I read your thoughts and realized that it’s time to shut the fk up. As hard as that feels because we, the 4 other guys in this band did nothing to merit this whole behavior from Stephen.

    Thanks for understanding, you guys know I, we love you so much. Ratt is my life and I’ll live and die fighting for the mothership. My facebook is going bye bye here soon. So, look to see what happens in a short time… Ratt is bigger than the sum of the parts!”

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    1. Carlos were a great choice for a second guitarist. Finally they had two lead players again. Infestation was as good a comeback as I had hoped. Now they blew it, WITH Juan back in the band. Great thinking guys.

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    1. If Fred Coury’s available…

      I’m curious what Ratt will do. If they will disband, get a new singer, if Cavaso will bail out while he can…

      Also worth mentioning is that Pearcy said in the Lafon interview that he’s be open to making one more Ratt album.

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  3. To fulfill the record contract ….smart move on Pearcys part for saying that cuz Blotzer would hold that Againest him saying Pearcy is not fulfilling his obligations.
    And it goes Round & Round…

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  4. Yeah totally…..the Lafon interview was good,Pearcy got a good dig in a at Blotzer with the Degrasso shot and calling the Ratt guys Turds..hahaha…haven’t heard that term used in a while. Pearcy is like he says old school..even in name calling!

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  5. Read about these guys on melodicrock.com about there new release and than the next day on Metal Sludge about there on tour break up!
    What a mess….
    Were they any good Jon?

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