“Ratt Is Bigger Than The Sum Of The Parts” Says Drummer Bobby Blotzer

“Ratt Is Bigger Than The Sum Of The Parts” Says Drummer Bobby Blotzer

April 24, 2014

Ratt Is Bigger Than The Sum Of The Parts Says Drummer Bobby BlotzerEarlier today Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy announced that he was leaving the band, putting their future in doubt.

Now Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, who has been fueding with Pearcy, shares his side of the story. “To our/my Ratt fans and friends… I will say to you guys, I am sorry that I brought you guys into our personal world and turbulation. I’ve been so personally driven to a breaking point with our band being held hostage every year, that I’ve kind of been snapping. I wish we were still all four together and doing business as great as we have been doing. Especially last year. This is why its so nonsensical to me to have this disruption in a business we’ve built for the last 33 years.”

“Reality sits at, Stephen and I have gotten along since his return in ’07,” continued Blotzer. “Aside from the fact that he basically quits every year. It’s been hard to deal with. I feel bad that I might have put a dividing line out here, and for that I’m feeling bad about and I to a certain level feel the need to apologise to YOU Guys. My words were true, but the words should have stayed in my mind. And again I state that, I was only kidding about this picture thing with Steve, dumb joke. You ever done that? Exactly. When this news popped today, my phone was blowing up all day while I was trying to enjoy an afternoon with friends and I just lost it. I was going to come home and tear into that release line by line. I read your thoughts and realized that it’s time to shut the f**k up. As hard as that feels because we, the 4 other guys in this band did nothing to merit this whole behavior from Stephen.”

As for the future of Ratt, Blotzer hints that the band may not be dead after all. “Thanks for understanding, you guys know I, we love you so much. Ratt is my life and I’ll live and die fighting for the mothership. My Facebook is going bye bye here soon. So, look to see what happens in a short time… Ratt is bigger than the sum of the parts!”

“After 30 years creating the band Ratt and losing a real brother, Robbin (Crosby), it’s time that I personally part ways with the band,” Pearcy told Metal Sludge earlier today. “I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum and most of all, the disrespect to the fans.”

“I’m very content and proud of the legacy and the music I’ve created. This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes,” Pearcy continued. “I owe no one anything but a huge heartfelt thank you for coming to the party for the last 30 years. With much respect, life goes on and the music I created will continue to be heard for years to come despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long. I will personally continue to make music and perform live shows.”

In January of this year Pearcy stated that he was writing material with guitarist Warren DeMartini for a brand new Ratt studio album to be released later this year, their first with bassist Juan Croucier since 1990’s ‘Detonator’. However, with today’s announcement that he would be walking away from the band, the possibility of new Ratt material doesn’t look promising. Regarding Ratt’s last studio album, 2010’s ‘Infestation’, Sleaze Roxx said, “All too often an ’80s band will say they are returning to their roots only to leave you scratching your head wondering what they are listening to. In this case Ratt was right on the money… Infestation is the rebirth of the classic Ratt sound.”

Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com