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Ratt

From: United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Ratt News

Below is our complete Ratt news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Stephen Pearcy Recovered, Ratt Resumes Touring

After a successful Spring tour, 80’s hard rockers Ratt are excited to continue their “World Infestation” with Germany’s Scorpions.

Due to emergency surgery, vocalist Stephen Pearcy was recently forced to cancel a string of European dates; however, the Ratt family reports that he has made a full recovery and is eager to get back on the road.

“Despite the forced break with my surgery, I'm feeling better and being out here on tour with the Scorpions is rehabilitating, to say the least,” Pearcy said. “We’re doing different songs from Infestation and they are going over great! We’re mixing up our set and kicking some ass. It’s a Scorpion sting with some Ratt ‘n’ Roll!”

The upcoming tour supports April’s “Infestation,” which debuted at #30 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #4 on the Top Hard Music chart.

The upcoming Ratt tour dates are as follows:

July 21 – Nokia Live - Grand Prairie, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 22 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
July 23 – AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 25 – Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK (Rock N America Music Fest)
July 29 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
July 31 – 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
Aug 1 – Pacific Amphitheatre / FAIR - Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County Fair)
Aug 3 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Aug 4 – Raley Field - Sacramento, CA (w. Scorpions)
Aug 5 – The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 6 – Warnors Theatre – Fresno, CA
Aug 7 – 4th & B – San Diego, CA
Aug 13 – Scriba Town Inn Summer Concert - Oswego, NY
Aug 14 – Atlantic City Hilton Resort Grand Theatre - Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 20 – Northwoods Rock Rally - Glen Fora, WI
Sept 4 – Speaking Rock Event Center – El Paso, TX
Sept 17 – Shrine Mosque – Springfield, MO (w. Skid Row)
Sept 18 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Dr. Ozzy

Recent news of Ratt canceling their European tour due to Stephen Pearcy needing a hernia operation confirms what the lead singer has been hinting at for years, he really is doing the heavy lifting for this band…

SpikeTV aired their annual Guys Choice Awards this past week, awarding Ozzy Osbourne with the Literary Achievement award for his autobiography. In other rumored news, Ozzy will receive be receiving an honorary Medical Degree in Pharmaceuticals for his consistent stoned performance on The Osbournes… More...

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Ratt Cancels European Tour

American hard rock outfit Ratt has announced that they have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates, due to vocalist Stephen Pearcy undergoing urgent hernia surgery this week. The band is looking into rescheduling as many of the shows as possible. Pearcy's doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for Ratt’s North American touring schedule, which includes a run with the Scorpions, beginning in July and running through September.

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Anvil Announces More European Shows

Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil has announced some more tour dates for their forthcoming tour of Europe. All headlining shows will see them supported by New Wave Of British Heavy Metal outfit Girlschool and most shows in the United Kingdom will see Anvil supporting glam metal band Ratt.

The updated tour schedule is now as follows: More...

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Video Marathon

Thoughts while watching a video marathon and wondering whether Rob Halford decided to put tattoos on his skull before or after he shaved his head…

Production meeting prior to making the Dio video “Holy Diver”: Okay, so we need an abandoned church, an active steel mill, and a very large sword. Behind the Music: The Dio video props department…

In Guns N Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Axl is getting off a bus with a very large suitcase. In Whitesnake’s “Is This Love” video Tawny Kitaen packs four pieces of lingerie into a large suitcase. Anyone interested to know the contents (or what for fictional purposes is supposed to be contained in their luggage)? I’m going to go with Hit Parader and Circus magazines for Axl and a pair of Bret Michaels (Poison) jeans for Kitaen. This mystery is right there with what is inside the briefcase from Pulp Fiction...While on the subject of “Jungle”, is Duff ever going to bring back the Bill Walton seventies style headband? I believe I speak for many when I say: I hope so… More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Vote Slash for Office

Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) released his new solo album this week that includes a song sung by Ozzy Osbourne, “Crucify The Dead” containing the lyrics: "A loaded gun jammed by a rose/the thorns are not around your head/your ego cut you til you bled". Slash is adamant that the song is not about ex-band mate Axl Rose saying, “Yes, there were some key lines in there that were very suggestive of my experience. No, this is just an overall picture of the issues.” Prediction: We are two years from Slash running for a political office… More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Tattoos, Tequila, and Ratt

During the next couple months eighties glam artists Ratt and Vince Neil, and less glam, but very eighties, Slash and Ozzy Osbourne, will be releasing new albums. What year is it again? Anyway, this is a good time to not only start looking at the music, but the videos as well. This week: Vince Neil’s “Tattoos & Tequila” vs. Ratt’s “Best of Me”. More...

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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Ratt Posts New Music Video Online

American glam metal veterans Ratt has posted their new music video online via Noisecreep for the song, "Best Of Me." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands brand new studio album, "Infestation" which will be released on April 20th through Roadrunner Records. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Kiss Steel Cage Challenge

Forget Atkins, Low-Fat, or the South Beach diet: Try the new Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) Red Wine Only diet. Week six of Celebrity Fit Club displayed Bach easily beating ex-R&B star Bobby Brown in a long-distance running challenge up a hill. I guess I should point out Brown’s chronic chain smoking and potato chip addiction, but those are just details. Try the Red Wine Only diet today!... More...

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Ratt Posts New Song, "Eat Me Up Alive," Online

Ratt has unveiled a new track, "Eat Me Up Alive," from their first album in over ten years, entitled "Infestation." Listen to the track below:

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."

The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Ratt Reveals Details For New Album, "Infestation"

Ratt has announced April 20, 2010 as the release date for their Loud & Proud debut album, "Infestation," an 11-song opus that is their first studio record in 11 years. The first single, “Best of Me,” is scheduled to impact rock radio on February 21. The song is available at all digital stores.

There’s been a flurry of activity in the Ratt camp in the past few years. Vocalist Stephen Pearcy has returned to the fold and the band has since signed to Loud & Proud/Roadrunner.

“We wanted this to be like something that we would have written right after [1984’s] Out of the Cellar,” Pearcy said. “We definitely went back to basics with the mindset of a band with a lot of excitement and some great songs to get out.” Infestation was produced by Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Alter Bridge.) in the helmer’s Virginia studio, marking the first time the band has recorded outside of Los Angeles.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

Eat Me Up Alive
Best of Me
A Little Too Much
Look Out Below
Last Call
Lost Weekend
As Good as it Gets
Garden of Eden
Take a Big Bite
Take Me Home
Don’t Let Go

Check out the first single, "Best of Me" right here:

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Howling and Smoking Hash

This week Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) and Slash traded tweets via Twitter related to getting the band back together. Slash started with a post related to putting together a concert to help the effort in Haiti. Axl took this to mean to put back the original GNR lineup and blasted Slash for using this tragedy as an excuse. Slash responded, clarifying his intent of raising money with a concert of many bands, not reuniting GNR. Always needing the last word it is rumored that Axl then followed up with a tweet that said simply: OK… More...

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.

The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.

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Duff McKagan, James Lomenzo NAMM 2010 Appearances

Metal legends Duff McKagan of Guns 'N Roses / Velvet Revolver fame and James Lomenzo from Megadeth lead a star studded line up of artists appearing on the Rotosound booth at NAMM 2010, Saturday 16th January. They are joined by Robbie Crane from Classic metal rockers Ratt and veteran bass player Billy Sheehan. A full list of appearances is detailed below:

James Lomenzo (Saturday 11am)
Duff McKagan (Saturday 1pm)
Eva Gardner (Saturday 2pm)
Billy Sheehan (Saturday 3pm)
Ratt band (Saturday 4pm)

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