Bobby Blotzer states he doesn’t understand why Warren DeMartini has lawsuit against him
Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer was recently interviewed by Metal Gods TV on November 12, 2016 at Hard Rock Hell, which took place at North Wales from November 10 to 13, 2016.
The following are excerpts from the interview by Metal Gods TV as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx.
Blotzer was asked about plans to release new music with his version of Ratt to which he replied: “”There are, indeed. Thanks for asking that. Yeah, we’ve all… I mean, I’ve stockpiled so many songs that I’ve written myself, and I know the others in the band have… whether they’re completed songs or riffs. We do have the go-ahead from the record label to do this. Right now we have a litigious situation with myself and Warren DeMartini, who him and I own the [Ratt] name, and he’s making… I’m not gonna talk numbers, but this tour this year, it’s a seven-figure situation, and he’s making half of the proceeds after the cost, but he still has this lawsuit that he’s hell bent on, which I don’t understand. If you don’t wanna go… If it was me, I’d say, ‘I don’t wanna go. Just go have fun. Send me my money.’ [Laughs] You know what I mean? So, we’re having a ball, and it’s doing well, and I wish everybody in the Class of ’84 nothing but the best. And the new record probably will come out the fall of 2017. We’ll finish the tour in Septembert’s the idea, and then get right to the record.”
Blotzer also commented on how he somewhat changes the way the Ratt songs are played in concerts when he stated: “Well, I’ll tell you what… It’s ur… There’s no arguing, which is… I’m so used to arguing and fighting about everything imaginable. And that’s not to say that I’m not wrong, he’s not right, he’s not… whatever. You know what I mean? That’s all Ratt was… We would do… Not all… I don’t wanna paint it too black, but, you know, a lot… [We] couldn’t get a lot of business done, couldn’t get a lot of things done, because everybody would argue about it. So with this band, with me at the helm, I put a lot of emphasis on bringing different stuff from the show for the sake of the show, and when you see this tonight, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. Just different ideas to start the songs different and to go here and to go there and implement different things that would always be shut out, you know what I mean? I mean, in my heart, I’ll always Ratt. I call it the Class of ’84 — but I’ve been in this band thirty-five years come next March, and I did a lot of begging and pleading for everybody to come work and nobody wanted to do it. Now they’ve seen how big that we’ve gotten out here with the new generation, as I like to call it, still Ratt.”
You can hear the interview with Blotzer by Metal Gods TV in the video below.
Bobby from Ratt talks with Mick ‘The Beard’ from Metal Gods TV at Hard Rock Hell 10