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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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New Tracks Pouring In For Guitar Hero III

Two more tracks have been announced for "Guitar Hero III" which will see a release this fall on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii consoles. The latest two to be revealed include:

Pearl Jam - "Evenflow"
Priestess - "Lay Down"

Both songs will be the original studio recordings. More on that can be found here. Similarly, another track has also been revealed for the upcoming "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s", it being "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's. The game is tentatively planned for a July 17th release date on the Playstation 2 and will also feature tracks from the likes of Twisted Sister, The Police, Dio, Accept, Ratt and more.

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Rocklahoma Expects 50,000 People Per Day

Rob Rogers, director of productions for Catch the Fever Music Festivals, cannot say enough about Rocklahoma, an 80s rock festival coming July 13-15.

Although Country Fever will happen first, June 7-10, at the facility between Adair and Pryor, Rogers talked almost exclusively about Rocklahoma when he visited Adair.

“These people do have money and they will put it into the community,” Rogers said. “The first week of sales outsold Country Fever and the VIP sold out first.”

VIP seats are up front and include non-alcoholic drinks, beer, parking, lunch and dinner. To make sure enough VIP seats will be available, Rogers said, a $1 million renovation is being completed at Catch the Fever’s facility.

Rocklahoma is happening in Oklahoma, but it was announced at a press conference in Los Angeles. Since then, Rogers said tickets have been sold to people in 15 countries, four Canadian provinces and all 50 states.

“We expect 50,000 to 60,000 people each day,” Rogers said. “Every hotel room is booked in a 50- to 70-mile radius. People are thinking about renting their houses.

“This isn’t a four-state area thing. This is worldwide. The numbers just keep going daily.”

Rogers said some of the bands in the line up hope their career will be restarted with this exposure. “This is different than Country Fever where the acts come in and out. The bands will be staying here,” Rogers said.

Rogers said the festival will be broadcast on world-wide pay for view television and the VH-1 music channel.

Rocklahoma will feature hard rock bands popular in the 80s such as Great White, Quiet Riot, Poison, Ratt and White Lion.

Read the full article at Weatherford Democrat.

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Poison to Release New Album

Poison is back with a brand new album of their favorite rock covers entitled, "POISON’D!", featuring all the original members, Brett Michaels, Bobby Dall, C.C. Deville, and Rikki Rocket. "POISON'D!" presents the band’s first new studio recordings since 2002’s "Hollyweird".

Produced by Don Was at Hensen Recording Studios in Hollywood, "POISON’D!" includes 13 tracks, including new recordings of David Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” The Cars’ “You’re Just What I Needed,” The Romantics’ “What I Like About You,” Sweet’s “Little Willy,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” and The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers.”

Some of Poison’s previously recorded covers are also featured on "POISON’D!", including Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Nite,” Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” and Loggins & Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

“Poison is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands in the world and, after 20 years, they can slam better than ever", says POISON’D! producer Don Was. “They’re powerful musicians and very cool guys. We had a lot of fun making this album and I think you can hear it in the grooves - it’s got the jive and is truly alive! I urge everyone to listen to it!”

In support of the album Poison will be touring through out the U.S. with Ratt and White Lion as previously reported.

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Ratt Announce Tour Dates

The reunited RATT — featuring vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer — has lined up the following dates:

Jun. 09 - [to be announced] - Rio Puerco, New Mexico
Jun. 13 - Bi Lo Center - Greenville, SC *
Jun. 15 - [to be announced] - Orange Beach, AB
Jun. 16 - City Stages - Birmingham, AB *
Jun. 26 - [to be announced] - Gilford, NH
Jun. 29 - [to be announced] - Big Flats, NY
Jul. 13 - Rocklahoma - Pryor, OK *
Jul. 14 - [to be announced] - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 05 - Buffalo Chip - Sturgis, SD *
Aug. 12 - [to be announced] - Universal City, CA
Aug. 19 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO *


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Ratt To Reunite For Tour Next Year?

TotalRock reports that there are strong reports that the four surviving members of the classic Ratt line-up are to re-unite for a tour next year. This would feature singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren De Martini, bassist Juan Croucier and drummer Bobby Blotzer.

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Bulletboys Drop Off Pearcy's Metal In America Tour

According to former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's official web site, BULLETBOYS will no longer be taking part in the Metal In America 2006 tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in early February, will now feature headliner Pearcy alongside BANG TANGO and PRETTY BOY FLOYD.

Here are the 2006 Metal In America Tour dates:

02/03/06 - The Avalon, Santa Clara, CA
02/06/06 - Ecks Saloon, Lakewood, CO
02/08/06 - Westown Theater, Bay City, MI
02/09/06 - POV's, Andover, MN
02/10/06 - Muddy Waters, Cedar Rapids, IA
02/11/06 - The Hayloft, Mt. Clemens, MI
02/12/06 - The Double Door, Akron, OH
02/15/06 - Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
02/16/06 - Muclcahy's, Wantaugh, NY
02/17/06 - Jaxx, Springfield, VA
02/18/06 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
02/19/06 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
02/23/06 - Red Rooster, Winston-Salem, SC
03/02/06 - Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC
03/04/06 - The State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
03/08/06 - Stampede, El Paso, TX
03/10/06 - Empire Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV

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