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Bobby Blotzer says he's 'ready to friggin' Ratt 'n' Roll'

Will Ratt ever reunite? The drummer says they 'owe' it to the fans

Stephen Pearcy has been out on the road lately with his solo band, and while he performs plenty of classic Ratt tunes in his sets, when it comes to the question of actually reuniting the surviving band members – guitarist Warren DeMartini, bassist Juan Croucier and drummer Bobby Blotzer – he has said on more than one occasion that it’s unlikely.

Speaking to Eddie Trunk recently, Pearcy stated (as transcribed by Ultimate Classic Rock): “It would be great if we all pulled together, but it's not gonna happen. You're dealing with a lot of ego. Who knows? I don't know. I don't give a shit, actually. This is where it starts and this is where it's gonna end, and that's with me. And I’m out there just doing what I do.”

Regarding the most recent iteration of Ratt, which featured only Pearcy and Croucier from the band’s ‘80s heyday, he said, "I'd rather be out there [solo] than having the band out there with just me and the bass player in Ratt. That's not what Ratt was. Ratt was [Robbin] Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby and Juan, and so be it. I'd rather give a bit of integrity to the band, because it was a great rock band, and just continue doing what I do. You can't beat a dead horse or try to bullshit people."

While Pearcy’s former band mates have largely remained silent about their own feelings on a reunion, Blotzer did in fact offer some thoughts on his official Facebook page. In a post commemorating Ratt’s performance opening for the Scorpions at the Day on the Green festival in 1985, the drummer wrote in the comments section: “You guys want a RATT OG TOUR, email Warren he’s locked in his rose garden. Juan is locked in his house somewhere but him and Stephen, whew not good. Stephen and I great and ready to friggin RATT N Roll.”

After receiving numerous responses from followers asking him to “make a reunion happen,” Blotzer posted once again, writing, “I really believe and I’ve said this to the band, We owe this to them. You guys were the ones who fuels the RATT tank from the get go.”

While Blotzer and Pearcy have feuded on and off in the press and via lawsuits for years, true to Blotzer statement, they have appeared to be on good terms as of late; in April, 2021, the drummer joined Pearcy onstage at a livestream concert at the Whisky A Go Go. As for whether there is truly any gas left in the Ratt tank, only time will tell.