Ratt featuring Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier appear to win Facebook dispute over Blotzer
Ratt featuring singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier appear to have won a long-standing dispute with drummer Bobby Blotzer over control of the Ratt Facebook followers.
In an interesting development, it appears that Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier now have almost the same amount of people that like and follow their Facebook page as Blotzer‘s version of Ratt. Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier had started a new Facebook page for Ratt as @therattpack given that they were unable to wrestle control of the page for the official Ratt band that Blotzer took control of back in or about the fall of 2015. Given that @therattpack was relatively new, it only had a limited amount of followers as it appears that Facebook has yet to correct the amount of likes that that page previously had prior to the aforementioned development.
Back in February 2017, Croucier had opined to someone on Facebook that Ratt featuring himself, Pearcy and DeMartini would get back the official Ratt Facebook page from Blotzer.
It appears that Facebook might have come up with a compromise by allowing Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier access to all the people that had “liked” and “followed” Ratt on Facebook prior to Blotzer taking control of that page in or about the fall of 2015. That would explain why Blotzer‘s current Facebook numbers for his version of Ratt at around the time of this article (636,904 “likes” and 599,194 “followers”) are slightly higher than the ones for the Ratt group fronted by Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier (630,019 “likes” and 591,853 “followers”). If that is indeed the case, it would show limited growth for Blotzer‘s Ratt in terms of new Facebook “likes” and “followers” during the time that he had control of the official Ratt Facebook page.
Ratt featuring Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier announced a few hours ago that they had gotten their original Facebook page back.