Bobby Blotzer on Ratt afterlife: “I’m not worried that I’d have to go join something cooky like L.A. Guns and travel in a van around the country”
YouTube — In a brand new interview on Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, Bobby Blotzer gives his latest 2 cents on his former band Ratt and a few others.
Blotzer talks for just over 30 minutes with his lawyer (Drew Sherman), about the band Ratt.
At some point early in the interview Blotzer says: “I am semi-retired, you know. I have a great life. The good thing is Ratt makes lots, and lots of royalty money. And ahh, I’m not worried that I’d have to join something cooky like L.A. Guns and travel in a van around the country.”
Lafon asks the million dollar question: “Why can’t you guys just like Motley Crue, from what I’ve heard you know. They traveled on (4 different buses), why can’t you just get it together, get on a stage. You don’t have to like each other, alot of bands don’t like each other. And just play for the fans.”
Blotzer tells Lafon in short, that’s a long answer (laughing) then says: “Ratt should be doing that because we had 5 arena headlining tours. Everbody generally knows the history of Ratt. And we have the catalog. You know, so we should be up on the A shelf. Stephen Pearcy has been impossible to deal with. And not just him, but all of us were Chiefs, and no Indians.”
Lafon asks how much money the band has “left on the table by not being a fearsome foursome” and touring over the last ten years.
Blotzer replies: “Tens of millions for sure.”
Blotzer then adds: “Motley (Crue) has Nikki (Sixx). Who leads that band. You know, and, we don’t have a leader, you know. Warren (DeMartini) wants to think he’s the leader, he definitely can’t lead a band. He’s not. Stephem (Pearcy) obviously, is not a leader, Juan (Croucier), we all think we’re leaders.”
The longtime, and former drummer of Ratt has been for the most part silent for over a year until recent. In the last week Blotzer has blogged multiple times on social media.
Read our Metal Sludge story from March 23rd 2018: “Bobby Blotzer breaks his silence with plenty to say about his former Ratt bandmates, including recent Warren DeMartini rumors”
Also, our follow up story with Blotzer from March 27th “LACK OF JUBILATION … Bobby Blotzer: “Juan and Stephen have kicked out Warren and Carlos”
And our 3rd Blotzer story from March 28th, “RATT DRAGON CARTEL … Bobby Blotzer says Juan and Stephen are hiring, or trying to hire Jake E Lee.“
Now hear the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon interview with Blotzer below.