Ratt bassist Juan Croucier refuses to get into mudslinging with Bobby Blotzer
Music Mania podcast recently interviewed Ratt bassist Juan Croucier and asked him about responding to drummer Bobby Blozter‘s negative comments about his stage moves.
Croucier responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “Honestly, I refuse to be kind of pulled down into that sort of mudslinging. Fans don’t look at us for dirt and insults and deriding each other. I really wanna stay, and have been able to stay, above the fray. He wanted to make it personal, and I’m just not going there. What happened happened, things were adjudicated — it’s not a secret; it’s public record. I prevailed, and I’m very grateful for that. And I’m very happy for not only the members of RATT and us being able to continue on, but also for the fans — all the fans that really dig the band and really just wanna hear great rock music. And that’s pretty much where I need to leave it. I can’t address the things he said about me. It’s just inappropriate and, frankly, it’s low class.”
In terms of new material from Ratt, Croucier advised (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “Right now, we’re sort of getting our legs under us. Obviously, it’s public knowledge, there’s been some issues that we resolved. So moving forward, we intend on playing the rest of the year, up until probably… well, I’m not exactly sure exactly when. But we’ll finish up this year playing shows, and then we’re gonna be coming out right again next year and doing the same thing.” Croucier went on to say that he is “not one that likes to promise things just because they sound good. I’m the kind of guy that, once we’re in the studio and things are underway, we’ve got the songs, everything’s moving right along, then I’d venture to say, ‘Okay, yeah, we’re gonna be releasing something,'” he explained. “But for the immediate future, it’s full steam ahead for RATT. And right now we’re just exercising our live muscle, if you will, and we’re gonna keep on course and then eventually down the road, we’ll regroup and figure out what’s best for the group going forward. It’s on a very positive level right now.”
You can read the rest of the interviewed from the Music Mania podcast as transcribed by Blabbermouth or listen to the interview below.
Ratt bassist Juan Croucier calls in to talk about the band’s wildly successful summer tour and addresses his former bandmate Bobby Blotzer’s disrespectful comments.