Former Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy is set to reunite with former band mates Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo at his upcomiong headline appearance on October 30 at the Rock N Skull festival at The Tree Performing Arts Center in Joliet, Illinois.
Just last month, three members of the classic Ratt lineup – Pearcy, Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini – were photographed at the Los Angeles birthday party of former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend. Also photographed with them were guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Ratt, Quiet Riot) and drummer Greg D’Angelo (White Lion), who also plays in Pearcy’s solo band.
Notably absent was drummer Bobby Blotzer, who has been touring the U.S. for the last few months with his own version of Ratt, which features none of the original members except for Blotzer, and a rotating lineup of players, which now includes guitarist Stacey Blades (LA Guns, Roxx Gang) and vocalist Josh Alan (Sin City Sinners).
Original Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini would go on to file a lawsuit against Blotzer, claiming that the drummer was falsely advertising his “tribute band” as the real thing. A court decision has yet to be reached on that matter.
Blotzer and DeMartini are the only remaining shareholders in WBS, Inc., the company which manages the business and operations related to Ratt.
Bassist Juan Croucier toured last year under the name ‘Ratt’s Juan Croucier’, leading Blotzer to sue Croucier, claiming that the bassist was using the Ratt logo “on all advertisements, web sites, merchandise, marquees, fliers, and record jackets” and was “referring to himself as ‘The Other Voice of Ratt,’ even though… he was never the lead singer of Ratt.”
The picture taken last month, and the upcoming appearance of Croucier and Cavazo with Pearcy has led to speculation that the remaining members of Ratt, minus Blotzer, could possibly be planning to reunite.
May we suggest the name ‘Mickey Ratt’??
Keep checking back for further details, or be sure to tune in to Johnny Rude on Loaded Radio Rewind for developments.