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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.
Ratt have announced they are canceling their two U.K. headline dates at London's Islington Academy on December 1st and Wolverhampton Civic Hall on December 3rd. The Islington Academy show has been rescheduled for July 8, and the band are still on the bill at Hard Rock Hell III on December 4.
The organizers of the Belgian metal festival has announced the first batch of bands that will be performing at the event in June of next year. KISS has been confirmed to be one of the headlining acts at the festival, which follows on from their successful headlining slot at Graspop in 2008.
Other acts confirmed include:
All Shall Perish
Jon Olivia's Pain
Walls Of Jericho
My Dying Bride
Heavy metal veterans Ratt have announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new studio album, "Infestation" and that they are expecting the album to be released in March of next year through Loud & Proud Records. The band has described their new album as a cross between their debut album, "Out Of The Cellar" and "Invasion Of Your Privacy." This will be the bands first studio album for ten years.
Ever since the release of Out of The Cellar I have been a big fan of Ratt and their music. Given this you can imagine my curiosity when I heard they have finished their latest album and that they have returned to their classic sound. To my knowledge neither album title nor track titles have been released at this point. Do I wait patiently to hear the song list, or do I take this time and try to guess the album title and track names? Quite the quandary… Here are my thoughts on the title and songs on the upcoming album broken down old school in two sides. More...
There was once a time when music wasn’t downloaded one song at a time, had (in the case of albums and cassettes) two sides (an A side and B side), and song order was not only a conscious decision, but a reason an album would be successful.
Today we look at the glam heavy metal scene (late seventies to early nineties) and review the best first tracks.
Heavy metal veterans Ratt has announced that the band are heading back to the recording studio to complete work on their new album. With the first leg of the 25th year tour completed with Extreme, Ratt lead singer Stephen Pearcy will begin lead vocal tracks. Lead guitarist Warren De Martini will finish up lead guitars and the band with back up vocal tracks end of month.
The band will start the second leg (a few shows announced) of their tour when the new CD is finished. Title and release date TBA.
GameDaily.com is reporting that the track listing for the upcoming heavy metal themed video game "Brutal Legend," which features the voice of Jack Black, has been revealed. The projected track listing can be viewed below. "Brutal Legend" is set to be released on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. More...
Read the full article at GameDaily.com.
Poison will be featured in VH1’s new Live & Loud series. It is recommended girls wear the least amount of clothing as possible considering this could turn into a casting session for a potential Rock of Love 4 show….Steven Adler (Guns N Roses) recently commented on bands and stars he met while touring with his band Adler’s Appetite. When asked about his show in Minnesota (where Bret Michaels was playing) he commented, “I didn’t get to meet Bret Michaels, but did get to meet Big John, and he’s the main guy on that show Rock of Love”. Thank you Steven for this week’s installment of “let’s boost Big John’s confidence”…. More...
Three rock albums were releases during 1983-1984 that would change my life. For a boy approaching his teen years these albums (actually cassette tapes) opened me up to a new world that remains part of me today. These albums were Ratt’s “Out of The Cellar,” Motley Crue’s “Shout at The Devil,” and Twisted Sister’s “Stay Hungry.” Given these three bands are back touring (Ratt and Twisted Sister playing these albums in their entirety) and the albums are celebrating 25+ years I thought it might be a good time to break down these volumes and see how they influenced, compared to each, and hold up today. More...
American heavy metal outfit Ratt has posted an update from the studio where they are recording their brand new album. It reads as follows:
"Bobby (Blotzer) kicked some serious ass on the drum tracks, they are done! Robert Crane (on the bass) is finishing up bass tracks as we write this tonight/today. The band is recording well into the early mornings.
"Warren (DeMartini) and Carlos (Cavazo) on guitars will start after the weekend shows.
"The band is tracking 12-14 new songs.
Ratt and Extreme will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour across North America this summer. Ratt has announced that they will be performing their album, "Out Of The Cellar" in its entirety to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the record. They will be recording a new album shortly, while Extreme recently released their first album of original material in thirteen years.
The tour dates are as follows:
July 10 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma **
July 12 - Amarillo, TX - Midnight Rodeo
July 13 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
July 14 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
July 16 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
July 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
July 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
July 19 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
July 22 - Denver, CO - Ogdon Theater
July 23 - Kansas City - Crossroads
July 24 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
July 25 - Toledo OH - Harley Davidson-LOT **
July 26 - Cheswick, PA - Ches-a-rena
July 28 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
July 30 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theater
August 2 - Allentown, PA - Crock Rock Festival
August 5 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx ***
August 6 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
August 7 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
August 8 - Clearfield, PA - ClearfieldCountyFairgrounds **
August 15 - Sky City, NM - Sky City Casino **
August 29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino **
** - Ratt only
*** - Extreme only
Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy has confirmed that the band will be heading into the studio in a few weeks to record their brand new studio album which will be released later this year. This will be the bands first album of original material for ten years. Stay tuned for further updates.
Ex-front man Stephen Pearcy (Ratt, Arcade, Rat Bastards) is currently on tour. He is singing songs from all of his previous bands as well as playing all leads on the guitar, giving new meaning to a SOLO tour. Taking a page from Bret Michaels, Pearcy is also looking for all girl rock bands for an upcoming reality show. On the surface this appears to be a way to meet girls and exploit them on reality television; however, he insists it is all legit. Well played Stephen, wink-wink. More...
Los Angeles, Californa based hard rock group Ratt has announced that they have signed a brand new record deal with Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records to release their new studio album later this year. The album is rumoured to be titled "Ratt Comes Back." The news of this signing follows quickly on the heels that southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd signed to the label this week also.
Maryland's M3 Rock Festival will be taking place on Saturday May 30th at Columbia, Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion. Headling the event will be heavy metal legends Twisted Sister as well as boasting performances from Extreme, Ratt, Dokken and L.A. Guns amongst others. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday.
RATT front man Stephen Pearcy has issued the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"Warren & Stephen have again started writing for the new RATT release. Holed up at De Martinis and various studios, as we hear it things are moving along great and the songs are sure to kick you in the ass!
"More newz as we get it.. Summer tour 2009 to follow!"
Although no further details have been announced, Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy has confirmed that he and guitarist Warren De Martini are working on new material which will be released in the form of a new album in early 2009.
You can catch Ratt live on the following dates:
27 - TX Concert Hall - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
28 - House of Blues - New Orleans, Louisiana
29 - Rock The Bayou - Houston, Texas
31 - Snatch R&R Lounge - Calgary, Alberta
According to Psxextreme.com, fans of Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band take note: Rock Revolution is scheduled to drop on October 14 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will boast both guitar and drum peripherals. You'll be able to create your own tracks, test out each individual instrument, and of course, have a legitimate blast with several friends. Like it or not, the other two blockbuster music franchises now have some very stiff competition, and these are the songs that could propel Rock Revolution to a stunning sales victory. More...
Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer has issued the following:
"Hey Peeps, Justa note to say, we have been rehearsing with Carlos (Cavazo, QUIET RIOT) and it sounds pretty freakin cool. He'll be playing his first show with us in Baton Rouge, LA on August 27th. Then New Orleans, August 28th. Houston, August 29th, Calgary, AB (Canada), August 31st.
"So come on out to the show and rock with us!!
"Crab (former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi) has one last show that he's commited to with us on September. 5th in Virginia Beach. Thanks Crab!
"All good, and new things to announce soon,
"Love 2 U, BB."
80's mainstays Ratt have lined up some more North American tour dates which are as follows:
June 14 - Piercy, CA - Redwood River Run @ Riverview Ranch
June 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's
June 21 - Bay City, MI - Bay City River Roar @ Veterans Memorial Park
June 27 - Monterrey, MEX - Studio 183
July 03 - Calgary, ALB - Snatch Lounge
July 05 - International Falls, MN - The Roadhouse (CanAm Rock Festival)
July 09 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma