Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer Slams Producer Beau Hill


April 27, 2008

Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer was a guest on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW on their April 26th show, during which he lashed out at former Ratt producer Beau Hill. During the conversation on the show, the topic of Hill’s early morning schedule with Ratt back in their heyday was approached, when Blotzer took that opportunity to accuse Hill of using the band’s studio time to record other artists. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW – We had Beau Hill on the show a couple of weeks ago, and he indicated to us that he had you guys in the studio as early as 10am every day. After seeing you guys over the years, I find that very hard to believe.

BOBBY BLOTZER – You know, it’s hard for me to fucking not just stop you in your tracks, because Beau Hill was such a dictator. Not only a dictator, but a manipulator. Number 1 and 2. Number 3, let me just preface that by saying that the guy had great musical ideas and good harmony ideas, but his procedures in the studio I don’t savor. We would never work with him again. When he’s saying that he had us in there at 10, well yeah. He had us in there at 10. You know why he had us in there at 10? Sometimes he did that because he would be in there using our studio dime…this is what I’ve been told…using that to record Fiona and such. Then he could be out of there. It was definitely not a democratic society working with him. I think that a lot of other bands that I’ve talked to had that same feeling. I don’t embrace that. I do have thanks to Beau on different stuff that he accomplished with Ratt, but I definitely have other things that would prevent me from ever visiting that again too.

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The Classic Metal Show airs weekly on Saturdays from 9p-3a EST at www.theclassicmetalshow.com.

Interview With Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer

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