bobbyblotzer400 In response to singer Stephen Pearcy’s announcement that he has quit Ratt, drummer Bobby Blotzer has released his own statement.

“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 apologize 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.”

Ratt’s last album was 2010β€²s Infestation.

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  • Joe on

    Bobby time to move on….perfect example of bad blood is KISS. I really don’t believe people should hold such bad grudges considering it only brings BAD ENERGY. Be proud of what you built and the accomplishments you all achieved & more importantly send good energy to Stephan, believe me positive energy always brings positive results. God Bless. Joe in The Cuse

    • Richman on

      Did you not get the memo: NO MORE KISS UNLESS THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT KISS. That being said at least KISS is great. These morons have about 10 alright songs and that was a long time ago. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND CARES ABOUT RATT ANYMORE? DON’T GO AWAY MAD, JUST GO AWAY.

    • DR on

      I’m going to let the sexist part of me come out for brief second (bare with me Dana). The greatest thing about RATT was the video for Lay it Down. I was in love with the girl in that video for years. If there was contest for hottest woman in an 80’s hairband video, she’d get my vote. Her hair was almost as good as Robin Crosby’s (RIP).

    • Dana on

      That’s fine, DR.

      Perfectly understandable. Although, I admire Sykes for all of his glowing attributes (great guitarist, singer and songwriter), I appreciate his looks as well, especially his ’84 Whitesnake image πŸ™‚

      Dana πŸ™‚

    • Rick on

      While I disagree with you that the Lay It Down video was the greatest thing about Ratt (I happen to be a big fan of their music), I share your appreciation of the girl in question. Her name is Marianne Gravatte, and in addition to the Lay It Down vid, she was the cover model for their Invasion Of Your Privacy album (one of the greatest album covers EVER). She was also a Playboy Playmate (Miss October 1982 & Playmate Of The Year in the June 1983 issue), and to quote Teri Hatcher, “They’re real and they’re spectacular.” Thought you’d appreciate the info if you didn’t already know.
      PS – Dana, I bet you’re even hotter πŸ™‚

    • Dana on

      Rick, you’re a doll πŸ™‚ But, please just think of me as the average girl, that way you will never be disappointed πŸ™‚

      D πŸ™‚

    • milkmoney on

      Look whose talking about morons. Why don’t you go home and serenade your Bill Ward photo wall. You reference MOTLEY CRUE in an article about these losers. Do you have vanity plates you dopey idiot? What does it say? BILLWARDFAN? RICHMAN? SHITHEAD?

    • Richman on

      New York, where my car is registered does not allow profanity so SHITHEAD is out. The other 2 choices are pretty cool. $500.00 fee for vanity plates is too much so I must pass. Why are you talking about vanities anyway? Are you a lunatic? A Bill Ward photo wall. Are you drinking? Find God and turn yourself in.

    • Joe on

      I don’t do “memo’s”…..Joe in The Cuse

    • Phantom448 on

      When bands have bad blood, they make bad music. Kiss is still talking about Ace and Peter. Look what happened to Kiss in the 1980’s. Which bandmember agreed to record the song “Bang Bang You”? Like I said before, I would rather see Ace performing Detroit Rock City a little buzzed, than seeing Kiss with Ace’s replacement performing “Bang Bang You” completely sober.

  • james perkins on

    RATT is like a bad marriage where the sex is occassionally still better than average, but hasn’t been “great” for 20 years. Other than maybe Dimartini, these guys aren’t likely to find “great” again. He needs a winery dogs type project. Bobby & Stephen need Dr. Phil.

    • metalmania on

      I’ve always felt Pearcy was the weakest link in Ratt. The first album was great, the next two were good, and the rest in between those and Infestation were forgettable save for a few songs. Infestation was a good comeback. I’m not going to lose any sleep if it’s quits for them though.

  • Scott on

    As a drummer….one of the rare sane ones….I can tell you from many years of band experience….drummers tend to be psychotic and many lead singers are prima donnas. No amount of therapy would ave this band. πŸ™‚

    • DR on

      I’m curious as to who has confirmed your sanity other than yourself. I think you’ve got a little insanity in you bro.

    • Scott on

      Well played sir……..

    • Frank W on

      I agree. Thats why I said musicians are assholes in another thread. I guess saying that you have to have a screw loose to be a good musician woyld be more accurate.

  • Franky on

    Bobby call John Corabi
    That even rhyms. best available singer out there. Wonder what RATT would sound like with Sabastian Bach? Just sayin…..

    • MikeyMan on

      Sebastian Bach?
      Then they can call themselves Ratt Row.
      Put Scooby-Do on the album cover.

  • Reggie on

    If Stephen is gone for good it may be time for Ratt to hang it up.

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