Bobby Blotzer states Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier trying to hire or hiring Jake E. Lee
Rather than wait until his interview with journalist Mitch Lafon of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon gets published or posted, drummer Bobby Blotzer has elected to provide the highlights of the interview in advance. These highlights include that Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have apparently tried to hire or hired guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands, Red Dragon Cartel) to presumably be part of Ratt.
The following message was posted on the Facebook page of Blotzer‘s version of Ratt yesterday:
So we just concluded the interview with Everybody’s favorite journalist, interviewer Mr. Mitch Lafon.
Along with him, was my camp counsel Mr. Drew Sherman, to make heads of what the hell has been going on to end this GD litigious nightmare.
A couple things that I talked about in detail, I’m going to let you know about right now. This interview will come out on Friday.
Besides the clarity of the lawsuits,
Juan and Stephen are hiring, or trying to hire, Jake E Lee.
That is what was heard from someone who is in the bubble world of Kamp Kaos, AKA RATT
And I was also told this last week…Juan and Stephen are accusing Warren of some insidious things regarding OUR publishing. That has my attention.
I find that hard to believe, even though he has been such an untrusted partner in OUR corporation, WBS INC.
We’ll soon see. Jake TRYING TO PLAY RATT SOLOS, I don’t see it.
That’s a small part of the 1 hour, in depth, last interview I’m doing guys.
Lee has reportedly been working on a new Red Dragon Cartel studio album entitled Patina.
Lee did play in an early version of Ratt called Mickey Ratt. Wikipedia states the following about Ratt‘s early years:
“The origins of Ratt go as far back as 1973 in Hollywood, with a band called Firedome, founded by singer Stephen Pearcy with a few friends. In 1974 the band broke up, with Pearcy forming Crystal Pystal. The name Crystal Pystal was later changed to Buster Cherry, which turned into Mickey Ratt in 1976.
Guitarist Robbin Crosby in those same years had been a member of the bands Metropolis with Tommy Asakawa and Parramore McCarty, Xcalibur, Phenomenon, Secret Service and Mac Meda with Askawa.
Mickey Ratt went through various line-up changes. Members included guitarists Jake E. Lee, Chris Hager, Paul DeNisco, and Bob DeLellis, bassists Matt Thorr, Tim Garcia, Mike New and Dave Jellison, and drummers John Turner, and Bob Eisenberg. The various Mickey Ratt line-ups released several demos compilations and a live concert recording.
In 1980, to increase their chances of landing a recording contract with a major label, the band recorded a single called “Dr. Rock” / “Drivin’ on E”, which was given to fans at their early Los Angeles club shows.
In 1981, the band’s name was shortened to Ratt. Crosby played with the band later in the year. Guitarist Warren DeMartini, recommended by Lee, joined the band in January 1982. Bassist Gene Hunter (from Jake E. Lee‘s Teaser) and drummer Khurt Maier (who played drums on the early “Tell the World” recording featured on the compilation Metal Massacre I) temporarily played in Ratt before the arrival of Bobby Blotzer (ex-Vic Vergeat) and Juan Croucier (previously with Dokken, and musically active since 1973). DeMartini was only 18 years old when he was called up to Los Angeles to join Ratt. At the time he was attending college in San Diego and was reluctant to drop out to join a band that had, so far, had only limited success. Marq Torien briefly replaced DeMartini, though he returned in time for the recording of their first EP, later in 1982.”