Bobby Blotzer hints at line-up changes and wants to be part of Ratt at the end
In an interview with ClassX Radio on August 1, 2016, Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer hinted at some possible line-up changes and opined that his version of Ratt is the legitimate one out of the three that are out there.
Loudwire reported as follows with respect to what was stated by Blotzer during his interview with ClassX Radio:
The drummer started off by praising the current lineup, which does include onetime Ratt bassist Robbie Crane alongside mostly new members. “No matter what, this band plays so good and does such great integrity to the music of Ratt,” stated Blotzer, who added that the band’s guitarist covers Warren DeMartini’s playing “amazingly” and their new vocalist Josh Alan “blows Stephen Pearcy out of the water at this day and age.”
But Blotzer was a little more diplomatic when discussing the legal challenges. “God bless Stephen and my other Ratt cohorts,” said Blotzer, acknowledging Pearcy’s recent interview. “I mean, we made history. I recognize that. I appreciate it. We all wrote it together … But it’s like, okay guys, there’s three rafts left here. You’re in or you’re out. And it’s been going on for five years, and I wanna finish the race. So that’s where I’m at.”
He goes on to state that it’s not his intent to insult anyone from the classic lineup, but he adds that they did the reunion and he was not willing to sit while everyone else stepped away. He adds that he and DeMartini are the two members with claims to the name and when DeMartini decided not to tour with him, he decided to continue with his current Ratt lineup.
As for what the future holds, Blotzer stated that his current lineup will soon pass the 40-show mark under the Ratt name with shows booked into December and booking starting for 2017. He adds, “Ratt is gonna be out there, man. The cast could change; it could stay the same. I don’t know. It’s like a football team. You want the team to win? You root for the team, ’cause you like the team. And we have a good team, and we have great songs, and we will perform those excellently.”
You can rest of the article at Loudwire and listen to the interview from ClassX Radio below.
Original Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer joined us to talk about the current lineup & their upcoming show @Bogart’s 08-04-16