Ratt Biography

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As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene in the 1980's. Created by lead singer songwriter Stephen Pearcy 1982.

Pearcy regrouped with friend Robbin Crosby (also from San Diego) then changed the name of his band to RATT. The band rehearsed and played the clubs in and around L.A. for over a year.

They soon recorded and released their own six song E.P. RATT in 1983. Their single, "You Think Your Tough", (Pearcy/Crosby) the song became a staple on local L.A. radio stations KMET and KLOS. RATT EP sold well over 100,000 copies.
RATT was a headliner and selling out local shows. They found themselves opening a show for ZZ Top. The band was called back onstage. RATT was on a roll.

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984 the bands debut album "Out of the Cellar" (Warren De Martini, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbin Crosby and Juan Croucier) went over 3x Platinum in 1984 behind the hit single "Round & Round", "Back for More" and "Wanted Man". RATT would tour with Billy Squire and Ozzy Osbourne before going on to headline their own arena tours around the globe. World infestation had begun.

Since 1983 to present the band has sold in excess of (15) million records in the US alone. Their first (4) records went Platinum plus and the arenas concerts were selling out.

RATT released (2) records, Collage in 1997 and RATT 1999 before their latest "Infestation in 2010.
Also releasing the Best of CD Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt and their 3rd long form DVD, RATT Videos from the Cellar: The Atlantic Years.

This year 2013 Rhino/Warner Music Group recently released RATT "Original Album Series, a (5) album box set with the albums "Out of the Cellar' thru "Detonator" for the rabid RATT fans to have something to sink their teeth into.

RATT signed to RoandRunner/Loud & Proud for 2010 "Infestation" The band has been writing for their 10th studio record to be released in 2014, followed by a world tour.

“Our music is like it was in the beginning,” Pearcy says. “We're gonna celebrate (30) years later in 2014, with a new record and world tour keeping Ratt N’ Roll alive.”

When we play concerts now, such a new generation. We’re seeing kids of people who grew up with us, but the reaction is the same,” adds DeMartini. “It doesn’t seem to matter where we are in the world.”

With all surviving original members; Pearcy, De Martini, Croucier, Blotzer and Carlos Cavazo (replacing original member Robbin Crosby) back in the Ratt pack, the band will again start work on the new studio record 2014.

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Richie // May 11, 2010 8:20:31 PM UTC

I recently saw RATT in concert at Irving Plaza in New York, Monday, 10 May, 2010.
I was amazed at how well the band performed. The greatest rock band is back with an incredible new CD “infestation “and I’m ready for more.
I finally got to see my idol Bobby Blotzer up close. Bobby you left me speechless.
Thank you Bobby # 1, Warren, Stephen, Carlos & Robbie.

Best wishes
Drummer Ritchie C. New York City, RATT worshiper since 1983

R.I.P. Robin Crosby we love you too.

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Older But Still Ratt N Rollin' // May 11, 2010 1:42:55 AM UTC

Ratt was the band that got me into heavier music growing up. Warren was also the main reason I started playing guitar. I will admit that I kind of got into other music in college and after almost 20 years have found myself picking up that old cd of Out of the Cellar again. When I saw the band was coming to Cleveland and heard the new album (yes I agree it has that old school Ratt sound-it sounds aswesome!) I knew I had to come. I will be there 37 years old and in my 1986 Ratt concert t. Can't wait!

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RattFanJL // May 08, 2010 4:33:01 AM UTC

Friday 5/07/10. Just got off the phone w/ Stephen's mom. A bittersweet converstion but she was so happy we made it out to the show in Temecula and are out there supporting this new Ratt wave. I cranked up up the first few seconds of Round and Round for the neighbors. I am jazzed to see ALL of the posts and support out there. Love you guys and Ratt and all of the Pearcy's.

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Dig // May 08, 2010 1:20:30 AM UTC

Kick ass album! This is the kind of music I grew up on. It's been missing from the airwaves for nearly 2 decades. There are kids and young adults out there who have never been exposed to this kind of rock except through some documentary or some mockery. I hope this cd can reach some young kids and inspire a whole new generation of real rock n' rollers.

Thank you Ratt! Ratt n' Roll!

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kamcook // May 07, 2010 12:29:57 AM UTC

absolutely awseom cd great to hear you guys again and especially excited carlos with you. canada loves RATT!!!!!!!

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BlackRatt // May 04, 2010 5:50:04 PM UTC

Train every morning with your classics on the ipod.Thanks for getting the new album out, and keeping it made of the real stuff. Rock it in San Antonio!

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RattFanJL // May 02, 2010 5:59:44 AM UTC

Dateline: Friday, 4/30/2010. Mission: RATT -N- ROLL! Rendezvous at Pechenga resort in Temecula Valley, California with a-bunch-a Class of '74 Clairemont High School Alumni gals (from San Diego) to see fellow Clairemont High rocker Stephen Pearcy infest the Showroom Theater with his fellow rodents. I think I can speak for anyone who was there: Ratt was f***ing HOT! Mingling with Bobby Blotzer and Robbie Crane in the bar after the show was icing on the cake. Well, hope they make it back to SD soon.

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rock1969 // May 01, 2010 5:38:40 AM UTC

i think its great that you are all back together the new cd sounds incredable. my neibors complain when i crank any ratt cd i play on my pioneer systemoh well see you all on your tour best wishes

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