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Background information
Also known as Mickey Ratt
Origin San Diego, California, USA
Genre(s) Hard rock, Glam Metal
Years active 1982 - 1992
1996 - present
Label(s) Atlantic, Portrait
Members
Warren DeMartini
Bobby Blotzer
Stephen Pearcy
Robbie Crane
John Corabi
Former members
Juan Croucier
Robbin Crosby
Jizzy Pearl
Keri Kelli
Marq Torien
Michael Schenker

Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. The band is most notable for their 1984 smash hit single, "Round and Round". Though they lost publicity in the early 90s during the rise of grunge, they were instrumental in forming the Los Angeles metal scene in the 80s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... Robert John Blotzer, better known as Bobby Blotzer and nicknamed Blotz (born on October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a drummer most famous for playing drums for glam metal band Ratt. ... Stephen Pearcy is the former lead singer of the 80s hair metal band Ratt. ... Robbie Crane is a bassist who has played for Ratt, Vince Neil Band, Adlers Appetite, Love/Hate, Hot Wheelz, New Haven, Wildside, Vertex (touring only), Phucket, Angel City Outlaws, and various other bands. ... John Corabi (born on April 26, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a heavy metal singer and guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union and ESP (both with former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick), Ratt (as a lead guitarist), Twenty 4 Seven... Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959) is an American, heavy metal musician. ... Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002), born Robbinson Lantz Crosby and nicknamed King was one of the former lead guitarists in the glam metal band Ratt, who had several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid to late 1980s. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Keri Kelli is a guitarist who has played for many bands, including Warrant, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd (American), Big Bang Babies, Bulletboys, Empire, Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, Dads Porno Mag, the Newlydeads, and the Vince Neil Band. ... Marq Torien is the lead singer of the hard rock act BulletBoys. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... Sleaze rock is an subgenre of glam metal. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Round and Round is a hit song by the glam metal band Ratt, and appears as the third track of their successful album Out of the Cellar. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The band has sold an estimated 10 million records in the U.S. while worldwide album sales are approximated at over 18 million. VH1 slotted the band at #79 on its "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock."[1] Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...

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Music

Ratt's music was influenced by 1970s hard rock and glam rock bands such as Aerosmith, Sweet, Led Zeppelin, and Kiss, They fused this with heavy metal influences from the likes of Van Halen and Judas Priest. Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... David Bowie as Glam superstar Ziggy Stardust on the cover of his 1973 Album Aladdin Sane. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in September 1968. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 (though it was known as Mammoth until 1974). ... Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham. ...


Though they later incorporated more of a blues-rock sound into their music, the band was one of the first sleaze metal and semi glam metal style groups that appeared in the early 1980s in California. Their image bore similarities to that of Aerosmith. Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Sleaze rock is an subgenre of glam metal. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ...


History

The origins of Ratt go at least as far back as 1976 with a San Diego band called Mickey Ratt, which was formed by founding member vocalist Stephen Pearcy. Guitarist Chris Hager, bassist Matt Thorr, and drummer John Turner, completed the four-piece line-up. In 1980, the band moved to Los Angeles to increase their chances of signing a recording contract with a major label. Later that year, guitarist Jake E. Lee joined the Mickey Ratt line up and the band recorded a single called Dr. Rock / Drivin' on E, which was given to fans at their early early Los Angeles club shows. Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... Stephen Pearcy is the former lead singer of the 80s hair metal band Ratt. ... Chris Hager is a guitarist who played in Rough Cutt and an early version of Ratt. ... Matt Thorr is a bassist who has played in Rough Cutt, Jailhouse, and an early version of Ratt. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1981, the band's name was shortened to Ratt. Jake E. Lee, Chris Hager, and Matt Thorr all left Ratt to form another band called Rough Cutt. (In October of that year, Lee left Rough Cutt and replaced Randy Rhoads as Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitarist). The three members would be replaced by bassist Juan Croucier (who in 1981 left the band Dokken) and guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini. Warren was only 18 years old when he was called up to Los Angeles to play in Ratt. At the time he was attending college in San Diego, and at first was reluctant to drop out to join a band that had limited success, but he did. Rough Cutt is a band featuring singer Paul Shortino, who for a while replaced singer Kevin DuBrow in Quiet Riot. ... Randall William Randy Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who is best known for playing with Ozzy Osbourne. ... Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959) is an American, heavy metal musician. ... Dokken is an American metal band which was formed in 1977. ... Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002), born Robbinson Lantz Crosby and nicknamed King was one of the former lead guitarists in the glam metal band Ratt, who had several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid to late 1980s. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ...


By 1982, the classic Ratt line-up of Stephen Pearcy (lead vocals), Warren DeMartini (lead & rhythm guitars), Robbin Crosby (rhythm & lead guitars), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby Blotzer (drums) was complete. Stephen Pearcy is the former lead singer of the 80s hair metal band Ratt. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002), born Robbinson Lantz Crosby and nicknamed King was one of the former lead guitarists in the glam metal band Ratt, who had several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid to late 1980s. ... Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959) is an American, heavy metal musician. ... Robert John Blotzer, better known as Bobby Blotzer and nicknamed Blotz (born on October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a drummer most famous for playing drums for glam metal band Ratt. ...


Ratt EP

In July 1983 the band released an EP on their independent record label Time Coast. With the self-titled Ratt EP, the band began to draw public attention from outside of Southern California. It contained the hit "You Think You're Tough". Also included was a cover of "Walkin' the Dog"; originally a hit for Rufus Thomas in 1963. Ratt's version was a nod to Aerosmith, who had included a cover of the song on their influential first album in 1973. The track "Back for More" that appeared on the EP was a slightly different version of the one that appeared on their follow-up Out of the Cellar. The EP was a success, selling over one million copies (though it has been out of print for many years and is today considered a rare and valuable collectors' item). // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Ratt EP is Ratts first official release. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... You Think Youre Tough is a single written and recorded by American glam metal quintet Ratt. ... Rufus 1990 album for Alligator Records, That Woman Is Poison! Rufus Thomas (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was a rhythm and blues and soul singer from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Aerosmith is the self-titled debut album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Back for More is a song from the Ratt album titled Out of the Cellar. ... Out of the Cellar is the breakthrough album by glam metal band Ratt, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ...


Out of the Cellar

After a well-received, self-titled independent EP, the band signed with Atlantic Records and immediately started writing and recording what would be its breakthrough album Out of the Cellar. Released in March 1984, the album was critically praised by both fans and critics alike at the time of its release. Milton Berle's guest appearance (dressed in drag, no less) on the video for Round and Round helped draw even more attention to the band. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Out of the Cellar is the breakthrough album by glam metal band Ratt, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002) was an American comedian who was born Milton Berlinger according to his birth certificate. ... Faux finish technique of applying paint in a circular motion, usually with a sponge. ...


Out of the Cellar combined the then-prevalent Van Halen and Aerosmith influenced 'cock rock' elements with the then-novel staccato guitar-picking style of Judas Priest. Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 (though it was known as Mammoth until 1974). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In musical notation, the Italian word staccato (literally detached, plural staccatos or staccati) indicates that notes are sounded in a detached and distinctly separate manner, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to each note. ... Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham. ...


The album scored many radio and MTV hits, including the blockbuster anthem "Round and Round", "Wanted Man", "Back for More", "Lack of Communication", and "I'm Insane". Pearcy's raspy yet bluesy vocals melded well with the pyrotechnic guitar playing of twin leads Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini. Their music videos (especially for that of "Round and Round") exposed their movie star looks to an impressionable teen audience first tuning into the then fledgling MTV cable network. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Round and Round is a hit song by the glam metal band Ratt, and appears as the third track of their successful album Out of the Cellar. ... Wanted Man is the first track on glam metal band Ratts popular album Out of the Cellar. ... Back for More is a song from the Ratt album titled Out of the Cellar. ... Lack of Communication is a song recorded by American glam metal band Ratt. ... Im Insane is a song recorded by American glam metal band Ratt. ... Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002), born Robbinson Lantz Crosby and nicknamed King was one of the former lead guitarists in the glam metal band Ratt, who had several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid to late 1980s. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Out of the Cellar became a commercial success, going platinum many times over in the United States as well as making them true rock idols in the Far East. The album catapulted the band to the top, capped off by an incredibly successful world tour that saw the band sell out countless stadiums and arenas worldwide. Out of the Cellar is today widely regarded as the pinnacle of the band's prolific body of work and a definitive moment in glam metal. The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. ...


Tawny Kitaen, who graced the cover of the band's EP from the previous year, agreed to appear on the cover of their debut full-length album. She also appeared in their video for Wanted Man (she was the girl in the 50's skirt at the jukebox!) Her work with Ratt enamored her to the glam metal community and would later help Kitaen become an international celebrity. She would appear in movies, TV shows and even more music videos. Her provocative performances on Whitesnake's videos gained her even more acclaim and eventually a husband. She would be married to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale for a few years. Julie Tawny Kitaen (born August 5, 1961, in San Diego, California) is an American actress, and media personality in Southern California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Invasion of Your Privacy

The band's second full-length album Invasion of Your Privacy was released July 1985. The album met mostly positive reactions from fans and critics. Allmusic.com has called it "another batch of solid pop-metal tunes". [1] It contained the hits " You're in Love" and "Lay It Down" that assured the band a presence on radio and MTV. Invasion of Your Privacy is Ratts second full length album. ... Youre In Love is a song by glam metal superstars Ratt, and is today considered one of their most popular hits. ... Lay It Down is one of the most famous songs made by the glam metal band Ratt. ...


Warren DeMartini's impressive guitar solos and Stephen Pearcy's dripping-with-sex lyrics helped to further define the Ratt sound. Though it didn't achieve the sales figures nor the legendary status of their monumental debut, Invasion of Your Privacy nonetheless was certified double platinum (selling over two million copies) and remains highly regarded amongst fans.


A couple months after the album release, the band released a home video aptly titled Ratt: The Video. The video featured the music videos from the Ratt EP, Out of the Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy. The video is currently out of print and is very rare and difficult to find. The video reached Platinum sales status and was the first commercially available video to certify gold sales status in the USA. At the same time Atlantic Records re edited the '83 EP.


The model on the album cover is Playboy Playmate Marianne Gravatte who also made an appearance in the Lay It Down music video. Using a model on an album cover would later become a trend that would be copied by many glam metal bands of the 1980s, such as Bon Jovi, Great White, Slaughter and L.A. Guns. The cover for Invasion of Your Privacy was also one of the many album covers that received the attention of the PMRC, since the cover and the album title were an obvious reference to voyeurism. The Tipper Gore-led organization would present it at a U.S. Congressional hearing on September 19, 1985 dealing with parental advisory labels on albums that display "inappropriate" content. The band toured extensively in the States and Japan sharing stage with the likes of Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden. On August 1985 the band played on the Monsters Of Rock festival in Donington England, along with ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, Metallica and Magnum. 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ... Marianne Gravatte is an American model and actress. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Great White is an American blues-based rock and heavy metal band. ... For the Canadian death metal band, see Slaughter (Canadian band). ... L.A. Guns is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, originally formed in 1983 and continuing on today. ... The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... Voyeurism is a practice in which an individual derives sexual pleasure from observing other people. ... Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson Gore (born August 19, 1948), known as Tipper Gore, is the wife of former Vice President Al Gore and was Second Lady of the United States from 1993 until 2001. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dancing Undercover

Ratt's next release was Dancing Undercover in September 1986. The album was a relative disappointment with music critics at the time of its release. From a commercial standpoint however, the album kept Ratt's string of consecutive platinum albums alive. Dancing Undercover is Ratts third full length album. ...


In an effort to be taken more seriously, Ratt broke from the tradition of featuring a model on the cover of the album. They instead opted for gritty black-and-white photos of each of the five band members. Likewise, the album does not contain a single power ballad amongst its ten tracks and even features experimental forays into thrashier and heavier sounds. Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


The song that reflected this most strikingly was "Body Talk", which was featured on the soundtrack for the 1986 Eddie Murphy film The Golden Child. The more straight-ahead style of the album (especially with this song) lead many fans to believe that Ratt was headed in a direction more akin to the thrash promulgated by such bands as Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. However, that proved not to be the case as the slightly experimental undertones of the album were quickly replaced with a bluesier sound throughout their next three albums. Body Talk is a song written and recorded by glam metal band Ratt. ... Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York City[1]) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... The Golden Child (1986) is an American mystical comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. ... The term thrash may refer to: Thrash (computer science), a term used in computer science. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... For experimental rock music, see experimental rock. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ...


Other hit songs generated by the album include "Dance" and "Slip of the Lip." Through 1987, Ratt embarked in a US Tour with newcomers Poison, and played in Europe as a part of the Monsters Of Rock Tour. The tour with Poison was the 6th highest grossing tour of 1987. Dance is a song by glam metal band Ratt. ... Slip of the Lip is a song recorded by American glam metal band Ratt in 1986 from the album Dancing Undercover and is also on their greatest hits album Ratt & Roll 81-91 The song is 3:15 long. ...


Reach for the Sky

The group's follow-up, Reach for the Sky was released November 1988. Although the album achieved platinum sales status, it was widely panned by critics. Complaints ranged from it being formulaic and sophomoric to the album being uneven and lacking in focus. Ratt were simply going through the motions at this point in their career, suffering from creativity issues during the recording process of Reach for the Sky. The album was uninspired largely due to widespread alcohol and drug problems. The lack of vitality within a band that had established itself as a rapid-fire hit songwriting machine lead them to part ways with long-time producer Beau Hill after this album. For all the criticisms, Reach for the Sky nevertheless spawned the hits "Way Cool Jr." and "I Want a Woman". Those two songs are now regarded as glam metal classics. Reach for the Sky is Ratts fourth full length album. ... Beau Hill is an American record producer who is best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Kix, Winger, Warrant, Fiona, Europe and Ratt. ... Way Cool Jr. ... I Want a Woman is a song by glam metal pioneers Ratt. ...


The surreal, Dali-esque album cover featured a statue wearing night vision goggles, a human hand emerging from a bundle of twine, a World War II fighter plane, and a wicker chair. The band has remained mum as to what the album cover is supposed to symbolize so as to facilitate the diverse interpretations of their fans. Early pressings of the album cover revealed the breast part of the statue as requested by lead singer Stephen Pearcy. According to Pearcy, he wanted to use that version of the cover but the other band members feared that the version would not get the album into certain music stores. Mainly it was the same tracks but in a different order. After the revised album hit the music stores, producer Beau Hill stepped down from producer duties and tensions within the band increased. Experimental night vision goggles. ... Twine is modern electronic music composed by Chad Mossholder and Greg Malcolm. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A wickerwork scratching post A wicker balloon basket capable of holding 16 passengers. ... A pregnant womans breasts. ...


Detonator

Ratt's fifth album Detonator was released August 1990. Sir Arthur Payson took over as producer for the band following Beau Hill's departure after the lackluster results of Reach for the Sky. The album met mixed reactions. Critics claimed it lacked the live sounding energy of the band's earlier work,[2] while some claim the more "hair metalish" sound of this album (especially when compared to their raw early works) shows a band of experienced and refined musicians maturing and hitting their stride.[3] Detonator featured the hits "Shame Shame Shame" and "Lovin' You's A Dirty Job". The band co-wrote most of the album's songs with Desmond Child while Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi fame appeared as a guest background vocalist on "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose". It also became the first Ratt album to not achieve platinum sales status and was instead certified gold. Released on the eve of the grunge explosion in the early 1990s, the band's failures signaled the end of an era. Detonator is Ratts fifth studio album. ... Sir Arthur Payson is a sound engineer and record producer who often works in tandem with Desmond Child. ... Reach for the Sky is Ratts fourth full length album. ... Detonator is Ratts fifth studio album. ... Shame Shame Shame is the name of a song by glam metal band Ratt. ... Lovin Yous A Dirty Job is a song by glam metal band Ratt. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr on March 2, 1962) is an American singer, musician, businessman, actor and avid downhill skier. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Ratt was featured on the first season of MTV Unplugged to promote the album, sharing the stage with all-female rock band Vixen. During this show, Michael Schenker of The Scorpions filled in for Robbin Crosby who was said to be sick. However, the once- cohesive unit that formed Ratt was by then coming undone at the seams. During a stop at the Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Japan during their world tour for Detonator, guitarist Robbin Crosby's use of drugs became painfully apparent. While the band was performing their biggest hit "Round and Round", Crosby grabbed the wrong guitar and miffed the song's guitar solo, oblivious to the fact that his guitar was way out of tune and that the thousands of people in the arena (including the band) had stopped what they were doing to stare in befuddled silence. After the show, Robbin quit the band due to the shame he had placed on the band and himself. He quickly returned to the United States and checked himself into rehab. Michael Schenker subsequently replaced Crosby for a short time with the band. In 1991, Schenker left the band and Ratt became a quartet with the release of Nobody Rides For Free, which appeared on the Point Break soundtrack album. MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Vixen is an all female American Rock band which achieved some success during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... The Scorpions were a beat goup, originally from Manchester in Engeland, but they have become popular notably in the Netherlands. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... A quartet is a group of four identical or similar objects, or a grouping of four persons for a common purpose. ... Nobody Rides For Free was a hit single by American glam metal band Ratt. ... Point Break is a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. ...


Ratt n' Roll 81-91

Atlantic Records released a greatest hits compilation entitled Ratt & Roll 81-91 in September of 1991. The album ironically featured five cuts from Detonator (ironic because Detonator compared to albums like Out of the Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy was a relative commercial failure, as it only went gold while the other two mentioned were certified multiplatinum), more than any other album featured on the compilation. It also featured the lone song the band performed as a four-piece, without Robbin or Michael, Nobody Rides For Free, from the movie Point Break. Ratt & Roll 81-91 is a compilation album collecting most of the biggest hits from 1981 to 1991 from the American glam-metal band Ratt. ... Nobody Rides For Free was a hit single by American glam metal band Ratt. ... Point Break is a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. ...


Since the album was released only a month after Nirvana's Nevermind, it sold slowly. Atlantic began to question Ratt's contract with their company at this time. It is estimated Atlantic kept Ratt because their other 80's metal outfit (who didn't have an actual hit single until 1990), Skid Row, was still doing well. They were hoping Ratt would follow Skid Row's path. While they did not, the album was finally and surprisingly certified gold in 1999. Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the hair metal prototypes of the late 1980s metal scene and were reasonably successful until they were eclipsed by the Seattle grunge bands in 1991. ...


Post-breakup

While alternative rock bands (such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and The Smashing Pumpkins) became popular, glam metal bands like Ratt were no longer in vogue and quickly lost their major record label support. In February 1992, Pearcy left the group to form a new hard rock band, Arcade, before moving on to another new band, the industrial-tinged power trio Vertex. Blotzer and Croucier both started to live more normal lives outside the public eye and the two of them became producers for underground bands. DeMartini briefly toured with Whitesnake in 1994 and issued two solo albums including 1995's Surf's Up! and 1996's Crazy Enough to Sing to You while the rest of the band waited for glam metal to become popular again. In 1994 former guitarist Robbin Crosby was diagnosed with HIV, which would later become AIDS. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alice in Chains is a popular and influential rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. ... Vertex were a band featuring singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Al Pitrelli. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


First reunion

In 1996, Ratt re-formed as a four piece with Pearcy, DeMartini, Blotzer, and new member Robbie Crane (formerly of Vince Neil's solo band) on bass guitar. The band issued a compilation album called Collage, which consisted of B-sides, alternate recordings, and new versions of songs from the Mickey Ratt period. In 1999, Ratt secured a worldwide record deal with Sony. The 1999 self-titled Ratt album featured new material with a more conventional blues rock feel. It marked a change for the group as they abandoned their anthemic party tunes to focus on more serious themes. The album was heavily criticized by fans and critics which many felt that it had a weak sound to it and Pearcy's vocals sounded very worn out. The album then became a commercial failure. After this, Ratt added Keri Kelli as a second lead guitarist. In 2000, Pearcy left the group again, forming two more bands: Vicious Delite and Nitronic, then he moved on to a solo career. He also started a record label named Top Fuel Records, which released some archived Ratt material and Pearcy solo work. Robbie Crane is a bassist who has played for Ratt, Vince Neil Band, Adlers Appetite, Love/Hate, Hot Wheelz, New Haven, Wildside, Vertex (touring only), Phucket, Angel City Outlaws, and various other bands. ... Vince Neil (born Vincent Neil Wharton, February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California) is the lead singer for American glam metal band Mötley Crüe. ... Collage is Ratts compilation album. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Ratt is an album of the band of the same name. ... Keri Kelli is a guitarist who has played for many bands, including Warrant, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd (American), Big Bang Babies, Bulletboys, Empire, Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, Dads Porno Mag, the Newlydeads, and the Vince Neil Band. ... Vicious Delite was an alternative metal band formed by Stephen Pearcy in 2000 after he left Ratt. ...

Ratt's lineup 1996-2000. Left to Right:Bobby Blotzer, Stephen Pearcy, Robbie Crane and Warren DeMartini

Ratt then replaced Pearcy with singer Jizzy Pearl. Keri Kelli was replaced by lead guitarist and former Mötley Crüe vocalist John Corabi. Their gig at the House of Blues in 2000 was released as a bootleg CD. In 2001, former guitarist Robbin Crosby publicly announced that he suffered from AIDS. He died in 2002 from an overdose of heroin and not from AIDS related complications. The last two years, they've been featured in the Rock Never Stops Tour alongside other 1980s hard rock/heavy metal bands. In 2001 Pearcy attempted to sue the band for touring under the "Ratt" name, claiming he owned the rights to the name. The lawsuit was a failure, after Blotzer and DeMartini were awarded the rights to use the name. Image File history File links Ratt1999. ... Image File history File links Ratt1999. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is a popular American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... John Corabi (born on April 26, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a heavy metal singer and guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union and ESP (both with former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick), Ratt (as a lead guitarist), Twenty 4 Seven... House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... An assortment of bootleg recordings A bootleg recording (or simply bootleg or boot) is an audio and/or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist, or under other legal authority. ... Rock Never Stops is a US rock tour aiming to bring back the rock of the 80s, bringing together some of the best bands that surfaced in that decade. ...


Current

On January 7, 2005 a fan asked Juan Croucier on his message board how long Blotzer and Croucier decided to put the band to rest back in 1992 after Pearcy and DeMartini left the group to which he responded:[2] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


OK, I'm going to make this statement one more time and move on.


Bobby and I never quit Ratt. And the way our partnership was set up, we could not fire each other either. We were stuck owning the name but not being able to use it. However, bankruptcy could still eliminate a partner and Bobby went bankrupt in 1995/96. That essentially and eventually left me as the sole partner left in the partnership but again not being able to use the name. Having said that, before that happened in 1993/94 we tried out a few people (The Salty Dog guy, etc.) but it wasn't Ratt by any stretch of the imagination and I was skeptical about using the name Ratt at that point, because that would have been a lie and also because of the aforementioned. It was just an attempt to start a new band and somehow move on. What we were going to call it was undecided and we never got to the point where the name we were going to use was an issue. After a while, it just kinda fizzled. Bobby, was really hard to deal with back in those days so, we lost interest in pursuing another band situation together at that point.

"Robo Ratt" logo

Later on in 1997, Bobby came back, foaming at the mouth, with his, "shit or get off the pot Croucier, we're doing this with or without you", attitude, desperate to make money with the name Ratt. He lied about the fact that Stephen had quit the band, leading to things like the Winterland lawsuit (among other lawsuits) that I helped Bobby settle. It's funny how in 1993, according to Bobby himself as said to my attorney Robert Tauro, "Stephen quit the band and he's not coming back. How can we get out of this Winterland lawsuit?" That was right about the time he started to think about going bankrupt. Believe me, Bobby loathed him for quitting the band, leaving us in debt and high and dry! But suddenly in 1997, he acted like that just never happened. So, once he was back in bed with Stephen, they (Bobby and Stephen) attempted to fire me from the partnership, it was laughable, and despite my overwhelming, consistent objections and legally stated position in that regard (in accordance with the Ratt Partnership agreement), they went on to illegally form WBS, Inc., and play and record as Ratt again with Warren. Against my strong objections and wishes. Nice guys ay? That is the truth. All I have is the truth. Their position was, "fuck Juan". And fuck Juan they did. And then their lies about me as to, "why I was not a part of it", started in the press and on radio interviews, etc. .. Needless to say, I was livid and never got a chance to tell my side of the story or rebuke what they were saying about me at that time. Apparently, the concept was that eventually, people would start believing their lies as the truth. Especially, if I was not around to defend myself. It's the old, "if you lie about something long enough and consistently enough, pretty soon people will start believing the lies as the truth." From this point on, I'm not going to talk about Ratt legal stuff on here. For all I know, anyone could come on here and pretend that they are a fan when they are a lawyer for who knows who. .. Image File history File links RoboRatt. ... Image File history File links RoboRatt. ...

Ratt performing at a concert in Chicago, 2005
Ratt performing at a concert in Chicago, 2005

With this message on his website, Croucier became the first member of Ratt to admit that the band never did breakup in 1992 as was previously reported, but were instead only on indefinite hiatus. Previous interviews given by band members (including Pearcy, Blotzer, and DeMartini) had indicated that they broke up in 1992. For his display of honesty, fans have generally endeared themselves much more to Croucier and have sided with him in his legal battles with Blotzer. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1443 KB) Summary Ratt in Chicago in 2005 by okcaw_BottomLine Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1443 KB) Summary Ratt in Chicago in 2005 by okcaw_BottomLine Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


On July 29, 2005 Ratt was featured on Classic Rock. The issue focused mainly on Blotzer and DeMartini using the Ratt name even after Pearcy (founder, lead singer, and primary songwriter) had departed. Apparently, however, there was some attempt to re-unite the classic line-up of Pearcy, Croucier, Crosby, Blotzer and DeMartini. Crosby's battles with drug addiction and obesity precluded him from joining while Blotzer was quoted as saying in the interview: is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Classic Rock is a magazine dedicated to the radio format of classic rock, published by Future Publishing, who are also responsible for its sister publication Metal Hammer. ...

Pearcy tried to get this thing back together, but his terms were asinine beyond belief.
He sent some nutty email stating he wants half the merchandise, he wants to manage, produce, call all the shots. It was a joke. Stephen badly needs counselling in my opinion.

Pearcy, for his part, makes a contradictory claim stating his offer would have given fans a new album and supporting tour commemorating the band's 20-year anniversary.

Ratt's lineup 2000-2006. Left to Right:Warren DeMartini, John Corabi, Jizzy Pearl, Robbie Crane, and Bobby Blotzer

Juan Croucier doesn't quite agree with either side: I'm embarrassed by Bobby (Blotzer) and Warren (DeMartini) calling themselves Ratt. It's not Ratt. Three-fifths of the guys are gone; the guys who did most of the writing are no longer in the band. I can understand they need to make money, but to take the name and abuse it doesn't seem like a respectful and intelligent thing to do. Ironically, I know if Stephen (Pearcy) had the chance, he'd be out there doing it too. The damage is done at this point. Image File history File links Ratt_band. ... Image File history File links Ratt_band. ... Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959) is an American, heavy metal musician. ...


The future of the band was considered clouded at best. DeMartini and Blotzer were the only two original members still in the band after winning their 2001 court case over former lead singer Stephen Pearcy for ownership of the "Ratt" name.


On May 11, 2006, Ratt was profiled on VH1's Behind the Music. In the episode, the members revealed for the first time that former guitarist Robbin Crosby died of a heroin overdose, and not AIDS-related complications as previously reported. is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


During the group's quiet years, the members (and former members) continued to work on their own side projects. Blotzer, Corabi, and Crane joined forces with Keri Kelli in the classic rock cover band named "Angel City Outlaws[4]". Warren DeMartini and Jizzy Pearl worked on their respective solo careers and continuously recorded new material. In a surprising turn of events, Juan Croucier and Stephen Pearcy toured with one another during the summer and fall of 2006. In a surprise to many, Blotzer joined them onstage at a show on October 27, 2006. Keri Kelli is a guitarist who has played for many bands, including Warrant, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd (American), Big Bang Babies, Bulletboys, Empire, Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, Dads Porno Mag, the Newlydeads, and the Vince Neil Band. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Second Reunion

On December 1, 2006 the website "Metal Sludge" set off a firestorm of rumors after reporting that Pearcy and Croucier will re-unite with Blotzer and DeMartini.[3] On December 4, 2006, Jizzy Pearl announced on his message board that he is no longer a member of the band, increasing speculation and excitement to a fever pitch.[4] The band refused comment on the matter through the new year and are expected to announce their new line-up, which will reportedly see Corabi replacing deceased member Crosby as guitarist, sometime in 2007. On March 17, 2007 another website "Bravewords.com" stated that Ratt will go on the 2007 tour with Poison and Great White.[5] On April 12, Bravewords reported that White Lion is to open for Poison and Ratt, while Great White is still 'in talks' to join the tour.[6] is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Poison is an American hard rock band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Great White is an American blues-based rock and heavy metal band. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... White Lion - Bratislava Zoo, Slovakia The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). ...


On March 20, 2007 the official Ratt website was finally updated with only the band's logo after a year and a half of being dormant. One week later, Blabbermouth.com reported that Ratt will take part in the "Rocklahoma" festival on July 13-15 in Pryor, Oklahoma, with original singer Stephen Pearcy and without bass player Juan Croucier who has decided to not participate on the reunion tour.[5] is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Pryor Creek is a city located in Mayes County, Oklahoma. ...


A full itinerary is still being confirmed, Tramp's White Lion was removed from the tour due to legal issues, and Vains of Jenna will be taking their place. They will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. Vains of Jenna are a hard rock band formed in Falkenberg, Sweden during January of 2005. ...


The tour, which brings Poison and Ratt onstage together for the first time since 1999, will visit amphitheaters, festivals and fairs in such cities as Boston, Detroit, New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles, says Troy Blakely, who books Poison with the Agency for the Performing Arts.


"Generally we're going to play 50-60 dates," Blakely tells Billboard.com. "I'd say 30-35 are sheds. The rest are various festivals, fairs and indoor shows."


Confirmed festivals thus far include Birmingham, Ala.'s City Stages (June 16), Bay City, Mich.'s Bay City River Roar (June 22), Pryor, Okla.'s Rocklahoma (July 13), Sturgis, S.D.'s Buffalo Chip (Aug. 5) and Newton, IA, Iowa Speedway (Aug. 4).


On July 31, 2007, Ratt will release a DVD entitled Ratt - Videos From the Cellar: The Atlantic Years which will chronicle the band's video history. On August 21, 2007, they will also release a best of CD entitled Tell The World: The Very Best Of Ratt.


Band members

Current members

Stephen Pearcy is the former lead singer of the 80s hair metal band Ratt. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... John Corabi (born on April 26, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a heavy metal singer and guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union and ESP (both with former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick), Ratt (as a lead guitarist), Twenty 4 Seven... Robbie Crane is a bassist who has played for Ratt, Vince Neil Band, Adlers Appetite, Love/Hate, Hot Wheelz, New Haven, Wildside, Vertex (touring only), Phucket, Angel City Outlaws, and various other bands. ... Robert John Blotzer, better known as Bobby Blotzer and nicknamed Blotz (born on October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a drummer most famous for playing drums for glam metal band Ratt. ...

Former members

Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959) is an American, heavy metal musician. ... Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002), born Robbinson Lantz Crosby and nicknamed King was one of the former lead guitarists in the glam metal band Ratt, who had several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid to late 1980s. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Keri Kelli is a guitarist who has played for many bands, including Warrant, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd (American), Big Bang Babies, Bulletboys, Empire, Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, Dads Porno Mag, the Newlydeads, and the Vince Neil Band. ... Marq Torien is the lead singer of the hard rock act BulletBoys. ...

Touring musicians

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Discography

Main article: Ratt discography

This is the complete discography for the glam metal band Ratt. ...

Miscellaneous

  • Ratt is featured on a promotional spot for Viacom's cable TV network, VH1 Classic. Set in the summer of 1985, the promo shows a person peeling The Grateful Dead bear car sticker off of a car window and replacing it with a Ratt car sticker.
  • Guitarist Robbin Crosby was Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx's roommate for a while during the mid 1980s. It was Sixx who introduced Crosby to heroin, the drug that would cause Crosby's death several years later.
  • Warren DeMartini was roommates with Jake E. Lee during the 80s, during which time they both influenced each others styles substantially.
  • Their song "Round and Round" was featured on the V-Rock station in the PlayStation 2 version of the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and is slated to be in the main setlist of the upcoming game Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s.
  • Ratt was mentioned on The Simpsons when a glam metal band is performing. The TV host says "Thank you, that was Whitesnake!" The vocalist says "We're not Whitesnake man, we're Poison" The guitarist then asks "I thought we were Quiet Riot?" the drummer then stands up and looks at the Ratt logo on the drum and says "Uhh, it says here we're Ratt."

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References

  1. ^ VH1.com
  2. ^ Juan Croucier's Message Board
  3. ^ Metal Sludge-Ratt re-union is Back for More by New Years Eve?
  4. ^ Jizzy Pearl Official Website
  5. ^ http://www.bravewords.com/news/62399
  6. ^ http://www.bravewords.com/news/64002

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