Guitarist Warren DeMartini of Californian rockers RATT recently answered fan-submitted questions for Fret 12. The entire question-and-answer session can be viewed in six parts below.
RATT was recently forced to cancel its European tour in order to allow vocalist Stephen Pearcy to undergo urgent hernia surgery. Pearcy's doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for RATT's North American touring schedule, which includes a run with the SCORPIONS, beginning in July and running through September.
"Infestation", the first studio record in 11 years from RATT, sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 30 on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 20 via Loud & Proud.
"Infestation" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, ALTER BRIDGE) at his Virginia studio, marking the first time the band has recorded outside of Los Angeles. The album is full of attitude and of reflection, cycling through a range of emotions. There are party anthems that RATT are known for alongside more contemplative, thoughtful tunes.