Drummer extraordinaire Jimmy DeGrasso will sit in for Bobby Blotzer on west coast Ratt shows.
We reported earlier in the week that RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer was being sidelined due to a neck surgery that he hasn’t fully healed from yet. Blotz, as he’s known to fans and friends posted on his official facebook and talked about how he’s never missed a show in his life and this is in fact the first time Blotz won’t be going “Round N Round” since he joined the band in 1982.
We reached out to the Blotz and asked him who would replace him. The life long rodent rocker informed us that Jimmy DeGrasso will fill his shoes for the dates that start today. DeGrasso has a pretty legit resume including stints with roughly a dozen international recording artists. DeGrasso has also appeared on 26 recordings over his 30 year career. The dates are noted below.
Wed 01/22/14 Petaluma, CA Phoenix Theater
Thu 01/23/14 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri 01/24/14 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Jimmy DeGrasso’s timeline of name bands he’s toured and recorded with is noted below.
- Mama’s Boys ~ 1985–1986
- Y&T ~ 1987–1990, 1995
- White Lion ~ 1991
- Fiona ~ 1992
- Suicidal Tendencies ~ 1992–1995
- Alice Cooper ~ 1994–2002, 2008-2010
- Megadeth ~ 1998–2002
- O’2L ~ 2006
- David Lee Roth – 2006
- Ministry ~ 2008
- Dokken ~ 2012-2013
Jimmy DeGrasso @ WebSite