Drummer Bobby Glotzer recently revealed through his official Facebook account that a reunion with the original members of rat may be on the way.
The band’s history dates back to the early 70s, as Ratt was one of the leading figures of the American metal scene. The group quickly gained national recognition after the release of their self-titled EP in 1983. As lead singer Stephen PercyThe raspy but bluesy voice of harmonizes with Robin Crosby and Warren DeMartinibrilliant guitar riffs, the band acquired a unique pop-metal sound that caught the attention of listeners and critics alike.
Following the release of their second studio album, ‘Invasion of your privacy‘, the band had established a definite rhythm in their tracks and were recognized by international audiences. Ratt toured the United States extensively in the 80s and the band performed worldwide with sold-out shows.
While all successful bands experience their fair share of disputes and creative differences, Ratt has also gone through theirs. Due to Crosby’s drug addiction and failed stage performances, the band had a spin-off, and Ratt replaced Crosby. The band has been on hiatus due to disputes between band members since 2010. The classical formation has not met since.
One of the band’s original members, drummer Bobby Glotzer, recently posted an old festival poster of Ratt’s opening performance for the Scorpions in 1985. After receiving numerous questions from fans on Facebook about a possible future reunion with the classic formation, Glotzer admitted that he would love to play with the band as he felt like he owed a reunion to their loyal fans around the world.
“Want a Ratt OG Tour, email Warren [DeMartini], he is locked up in his rose garden. John [Croucier] is locked in his house somewhere but he and Stephen [Pearcy]phew not good. Stephane and me [are] great and ready to friggin Ratt N Roll. I really believe, and I told the band, we owe them this [the fans]. It was you who fueled the Ratt tank from the start.
“Listen, I’d rather be there [with my solo band] than to have the [Ratt] band there with just me and Ratt’s bassist. That’s not what Ratt was. Ratt was Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby and Juan. And so be it. And I’d rather give the band some integrity, because they were a great rock band, and keep doing what I’m doing.
Singer Stephen Pearcy had also expressed interest in returning with the classical lineup to do a final Ratt album. Bobby Blotzer worked with his band, Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt Experience, and he toured and performed nationwide.