Is Warren DeMartini no longer in Ratt?
This would truly be sad news and it is difficult to see Ratt proceeding without guitarist Warren DeMartini.
Metal Sludge first reported earlier today that multiple industry sources have advised it that DeMartini is out of the band.
The following is an excerpt from the Metal Sludge article:
“A source first tipped off Metal Sludge 5 days ago on March 16th writing: “A certain guitar player, has been tossed from a certain rodent band.”
A second source, a known industry musician contacted Metal Sludge and inquired about the rumor earlier this week.
Metal Sludge has inquired to several parties close to the band today and received the following.
A third source, also a known industry musician revealed that the band has had multiple changes in its business dealings in recent months. Including a change in management, and their longtime booking agency as well.
A fourth source closest to the bands innermost workings confirmed our inquiry, but wants to remain anonymous stating; “It’s true, Warren is gone.””
You can read the rest of the article at Metal Sludge.
Of note, this comes as both singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have each defeated drummer Bobby Blotzer in court proceedings brought by Blotzer‘s WBS, Inc. corporation regarding alleged trademark infringements regarding the Ratt name, logo, etc.
Given some of the details outlined from the Ratt partnership between Pearcy, Croucier, Blotzer and DeMartini as recently outlined by the United States District Court, C.D. California in its decision dated March 6, 2018, it appears that it would be difficult for Ratt to get rid of DeMartini.