juancroucier'sratlegacy640 Ratt’s Juan Croucier made its live debut this past Thursday, September 24th at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

As previously reported, Ratt’s Juan Croucier is made up of Juan Croucier (Ratt), Pete Holmes (Black N’ Blue), Mike Moore and Toni Aleman. The band will be playing songs from the Ratt catalog, exclusively. Read more here.

Ratt has been having some issues as of late. Drummer Bobby Blozter claims that he has taken control of the Ratt brand, forcing Guitarist Warren DiMartini to release his own statement declaring that Blozter is unauthorized to use the band’s name. Further more, former Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy has launced a solo career. He released a video for the song, I Can’t Wait, on June 8th. Click here to watch it.

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  • Michael B on

    I watched these the other day, and was surprised at how well he sang. So here’s what you do: Juan on bass and vocals, Warren on guitar, Bobby on drums, and Carlos back on rhythm, and call it Ratt.

    It’s better than finding a sound alike singer, (ala Queensryche, Yes, or Journey) and you can play all your hits at the state fairs and casinos next summer. All jokes aside, Ratt had some good songs, but like most of the bands from that era, are all greatest hits packages. They never were superstars on the level of Bon Jovi or ACDC, so if they go away, I don’t think anyone would notice.

    • Michael Monet on

      If they go away, they should just go away and not go away mad or something like that. LONG LIVE THE CRUE.

  • Doug R. on

    Wow, Juan sounds pretty damn good, better than I thought he would.

    • Michael Monet on

      Finally a reasonable open minded guy. That does sound pretty damn good.

    • Doug R. on

      Thanks Rich…Michael! LET’S GO METS!

  • T on

    Oh, this is just getting silly now! What’s next, the original sound guy has a touring version of the band? And the synchronized ballet moves, in a club?! Oh lord. To Juan’s credit, he’s certainly selling it more than Pearcy ever did (who looked bored or embarrassed) on stage in the clubs, so I’ll give him that much. It’s like a land grab, where they all want to make a quick buck, before someone else from the band beats them to it.
    Tonight at Shecky’s Clam Hut in Secaucus NJ, “Puppet Show, followed by the original sound guy from RATT”. Due to low turn out, the band will be compensated with popcorn shrimp tonight.
    They had a good thing, so it’s a shame to see it play out like this.

  • Harry Taint on

    Is this for real? Is Rod Serling behind this?

    • Michael Monet on

      Again, you’re just negative for the sake of being negative. You offer zero insights and on top of it, your not even funny. You gotta pack it in or change your approach. There is more to metal than BRITISH STEEL, BACK IN BLACK, and THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST. You cannot go back to the early 1980s. This is what is left. SOME WILL WIN, SOME WILL LOSE AND SOME ARE BORN TO SING THE BLUES. What silly comments do you have for the next article? AC/DC is not the same without Bon Scott? MAIDEN sucks without Dennis Stratton? I can’t listen to SABBATH without Geoff Nichols? Adam West is the only BATMAN? The Republican party isn’t the same since Abraham Lincoln died?

    • Harry Taint on

      What is so negative about Rod Serling? He was great. That William Shatner episode on the plane always makes me laugh. Or the Burgess Meredith episode with those coke bottle lenses. Epic.

    • Coredrum on

      That is freakin hilarious Mr. Taint….

  • Michael Monet on

    You know what? If someone took me to see that, I would be pretty happy because despite the quality of the video, both those songs are done well. I don’t know if there is a big market for this but who cares because the music is good and the singing is competent. I hope this does fairly well. Juan is offering his own take on some classic songs and it’s pretty cool. There is nothing to mock here. God bless you the chosen Juan. He looks like he’s having a good time and that’s good too.

    • MetalMania on

      The difference is he’s calling the band “Ratt’s Juan Croucier” and not “Ratt”. I’m fine with that, there’s no smoke and mirrors to make people think they’re going to see “Ratt” as they remember them. It’s a guy from Ratt whose band is going to play Ratt songs. Fine, cool, sounds like a fun night out. It’s when you go to see “Ratt” and the only original guy is the drummer (no offense Blotz), um… no that’s not Ratt. I think you need at least a majority number of original (or at least long term) members to legitimately carry on a band’s name. Just my opinion.

      What happens when there’s 3 or 4 of these bands featuring original Ratt members playing Ratt music touring around? How many people are going to go out and see all of them, or even just ONE of them? Hold out for your favorite member’s version?

    • nltcrow on

      ” I think you need at least a majority number of original (or at least long term) members to legitimately carry on a band’s name. Just my opinion.”

      Thank God BOC don’t share your opinion.

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