How Pearcy + Blotzer Reunited After Legal Battle for Ratt Name

"I put the feelers out. But I will not do another record [without the classic lineup]. It would be great if we can pull it all together.' And just think positive. We'll see… All you can do is say, 'Hey, it could be cool. It doesn't make sense. But why not? It doesn't matter — it'll go on forever, just because the band did what it did. I'm proud of our legacy. Me and him are just like brothers — fighting brothers. Blotzer, who had been touring with his own version of Ratt separate from the one headed by Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier, had his trademark infringement appeal denied in a court ruling in 2018.Since then, he has remained on the outs and guitarist DeMartini later vacated the group that same year.Regarding the reunion, Pearcy told the "Hook Rocks!" podcast (transcription via Blabbermouth), "I just put it out there, 'Hey, what's up?' We dabble in conversation. Like, there's another best-of [collection] coming out, and everybody has to be… we're part of it. There's always business to do. That's all I can do. In October of 2020, the band entered the studio with Jordan Ziff on guitar and Pete Holmes on drums, but nothing has been released from these sessions.Top 30 Hair Metal Albums 
Source: How Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy + Bobby Blotzer Reunited After Legal Battles
Filed Under: ratt, stephen pearcyCategories: News Now, they're one step closer as singer Stephen Pearcy and drummer Bobby Blotzer have reunited after a number of legal battles over the rights to the band name.The two performed together last Friday (April 2) during Pearcy's livestream show from the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in an apparent end to ongoing issues in court concerning which members could perform under the Ratt name. Or release stuff that we have [that] nobody's heard. And if it doesn't [happen], It's all right. It's no big deal."Before traction was lost on a new record, Pearcy, in late 2019, said he had 15 songs demoed to be used for the next Ratt record. Infestation [the band's 2010 album] was great, but it didn't have Juan. And that's just the way it is. So until we write and do a record, Hell will freeze over. So he said, 'Yeah.' And that's how it came about."The singer again touched on the idea of new Ratt music, sticking to his guns when asserting that it would have to involve the classic lineup. We love to hate each other. But I sat on it for a year and I finally said, 'I'm gonna put it on my solo record.' And that's it," he explained.As for his forthcoming solo album, Pearcy detailed, "A lot of the songs going on the sixth solo record, which I'm gonna go in the studio to start doing, so I can release it this year, [it was] considered for Ratt first. And all of us [from the classic Ratt lineup] still have business together. He said "anything is possible with us" and noted, "we're not the most dysfunctional band in the world.""I hope it happens," he continued. If we were gonna do it again, which we've had offers to do records, I'd say no — unless it's the original guys, I won't do it.'"Pearcy, who will turn 65 in July, has released several solo records, the most recent being 2018's View To a Thrill, and acknowledged that whenever he writes music for his solo efforts, his intention is to first present the ideas as potential Ratt songs."The last song I wrote and put out there, that was written for Ratt. And that's about it. Joe DiVitaPublished: April 5, 2021Ethan Miller, Getty Images (2)Share on FacebookShare on TwitterIf Ratt are ever going to make a new album, it has to feature all of the surviving members of the classic lineup. And if there's new music on the release, we're gonna do that."There was little fuss made over the two getting back together to perform as Pearcy continued, "So I just asked him, and he said, 'Sure.' And then we talked about a bunch of things.

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