Bobby Blotzer responds to Metal Sludge’s exclusive release of Ratt singer audition demos.
661 Area Code — Earlier today Metal Sludge brought you this crazy story of how some fans took a live Ratt recording and had their singer friend replace lead vocals from the band’s recently departed classic voice Stephen Pearcy.
Now in a matter of hours the story has thousands of reads and fans chiming in from all angles.
With that said, we reached out to Ratt members Juan Croucier (bass) and Bobby Blotzer (drums) and asked if they had heard the recently released Ratt recordings with Texas singer Ryan Coggin.
In keeping with tradition and never at a loss for words, da’ Blotz replied in minutes. 4 minutes to be exact.
Not only did he reply, but he sent a nice P.S. to boot.
And a few typos. Good ole’ Blotzer.
Typical of Blotz to get shitty, but in his defense, he replied a second time and said, “Just kidding…..life is short”
Compare the same live track from Ratt doing “Body Talk” at the M3 Music Festval.
The first version is with Stephen Pearcy, the second is with Ryan Coggin.
Now a fan online has even synced up Ryan Coggin‘s vocal take with the actual live Ratt performance from M3 and put it on youtube.
The Coggin‘s camp seem to think he’s the guy and note this is an unedited pass in the studio. See screen capture from the description section of their sound cloud account below.
Metal Sludge has also reached out to Ryan Coggin‘s camp again and asked where they were at with these tracks related to the band members themselves. They informed us that they had already forwarded these tracks to Bobby Blotzer through mutual friends.
We then asked if the band had heard these and if they had replied.
Coggin‘s camp sent us the following:
“Again.. all pulled from the live RATT recording from last year. Bobby, Warren and Juan have heard these and Bobby loves them and for some reason Warren and Juan are on the fence…”
“I’ve seen Bobby’s texts and he flipped out about his voice absolutely… “ said Cann.
Ryan Coggin is pictured at right.
No word from Juan Croucier yet.