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.

(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!”

News: MÖTLEY CRÜE Attacked On Stage In Saskatchewan; Video News MÖTLEY CRÜE Attacked On Stage In Saskatchewan; Video.

This really pisses me off, especially to see it happen in a place such as Canada.  We try to keep our image as the nice guys of the world, and then this jackass knocks down Mick Mars.

Like Nikki Sixx (or somebody) said, “What the fuck is wrong with you, you fucking idiot?”

Mick Mars has a very painful bone disease (ankylosing spondylitis).  I’m guessing he could have easily broken his back in that fall.  You can see how freaked out everybody is, and that he can’t get up on his own.

Hope you’re feeling OK today Mick, come back to Canada anytime, don’t let one idiot ruin it for you.

Mars  says: “Thank all of you for your concerns about me being knocked down last night I’m alright nothing broken. My body guard Rhyno got 2 busted ribs.”

It happens at the end of “Primal Scream”.

More Motley:

REVIEW:  Shout at the Devil

REVIEW:  Theater of Pain

REVIEW:  Generation Swine

REVIEW:  “Sex” 2012 single

DEEP PURPLE News: Ezrin brings the choir!

Bookmark it:

That’s the place to go to read all about the new Deep Purple album.

In a nutshell:

  • New song called “Hell To Pay” has a choir for the first time on a Deep Purple album
  • Bob Ezrin producing
  • Early 2013 release date
  • Paice says it’s “fairly heavy”

So there you go.   Hell yeah!


I called it weeks ago and now the split is official:

Geoff Tate is OUT of Queensryche.

He has been replaced by Crimson Glory/Rising West singer Todd La Torre. 

After the now-infamous “knife incident” news, this really comes as no surprise.  The only consolation to fans is that Rising West (which is now actually Queensryche considering the membership is now identical) played exclusively material from the first 5 QR records.  Hopefully this means a return to the metal, and an end to stuff like Tribe….

Stay tuned!

If you like Queensryche, check these out:

Mike Ladano: Exclusive EDDIE JACKSON interview, part I

Mike Ladano: Exclusive EDDIE JACKSON interview, part II

Mike Ladano: Exclusive EDDIE JACKSON interview, part III

Mike Ladano: Exclusive EDDIE JACKSON interview, part IV


Todd LaTorre reports that he is in both Queensryche AND Crimson Glory, as both prepare material for new albums!  He also states:  “Queensryche enters a new chapter; buckle up.”