Stephen Pearcy states seeing Bobby Blotzer trying to re-write Ratt history was “disturbing”
In a recent interview with I’m Music Magazine, Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy was asked about his “surprise” performance at the last Monsters Of Rock Cruise on October 1, 2016 along with guitarists Warren DeMartini and Carlos Cavazo, bassist Juan Croucier and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. Pearcy stated:
“It was like riding a bike, you know? What we were doing was pretty much making a statement. I don’t want to dwell on this too much, but, as you know, what was being put out there by somebody who didn’t write a note or a song and who was trying to re-write history with our music that we wrote was kind of disturbing. They were saying that these other people were “the band” so to speak and then not letting people really know who was actually playing. The band and their agents didn’t let the promoters know that it wasn’t the original band, so it kind of rubbed us the wrong way. So, we decided to let people see the real thing and we’ll take it from here. The dust is still settling, but we’re going to make sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed and then it will really begin. It was a great thing to do and it doesn’t matter if we don’t see each other for two years. When we all get back into the same vehicle and it just happens.”
Upon I’m Music Magazine pointing out that it had goose bumps hearing Pearcy and company playing the Ratt classics, Pearcy replied: “It gave us goosebumps too because it had been about two and a half years with all of this stupid stuff and disrespect going on. It was a great thing to do and let the people who had spoken check us out.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Pearcy at I’m Music Magazine.
“Lay It Down” performed by “surprise band” at Monsters of Rock Cruise West on October 1, 2016:
Ratt- Lay it Down. Ratt performs at Monsters of Rock Cruise 10-1-16