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STEPHEN PEARCY Talks Up RATT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'We Had No Competition'

By David E. Gehlke RATT's new "The Atlantic Years: 1984-1991" limited edition box set has, for now, taken some attention away from the band's inability or unwillingness to reunite and placed it back on their music. With discussion rampant regarding bands using modern technology (read: backing tapes)...
May 24, 2023

BOBBY BLOTZER Says His Comment About RATT 'Always Crushing MÖTLEY CRÜE Musically' Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

Bobby Blotzer says that his recent comment that RATT's "always crushed MÖTLEY CRÜE musically" was blown out of proportion. Earlier in the month, while talking to the "This That & The Other With Troy Patrick Farrell" podcast, the RATT drummer addressed the fact that bands like MÖTLEY CRÜE and JO...
May 20, 2023

STEEL PANTHER Announces Summer 2023 U.S. Tour

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have announced the next U.S. leg of their "On The Prowl" tour. The 22-city trek will kick off on July 13 in Huntington, New York and wrap up on August 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour will make stops in Richmond, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Ne...
May 15, 2023

STEPHEN PEARCY Says 1980s Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Bands Don't Get Enough Respect From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has blasted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for not inducting more hard rock and heavy metal acts. Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal bands like IRON MAIDE...
May 11, 2023

JOSEY SCOTT Announces Tour Dates Under JOSEY SCOTT'S SALIVA Banner

Original SALIVA singer Josey Scott (a.k.a. Joseph Sappington) has announced a series of live appearances this spring, summer and fall under the banner JOSEY SCOTT'S SALIVA. When asked by one fan to clarify if Josey's performances will see him performing material that the vocalist wrote and recorded...
May 8, 2023

RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY Shares Video Recap Of 2023 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has shared a 24-minute video recap of his experience on this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter set sail April 29 - May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner Of The Seas and departed out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came...
May 7, 2023

BOBBY BLOTZER: 'RATT's Always Crushed MÖTLEY CRÜE Musically'

In a new interview with the "This That & The Other With Troy Patrick Farrell" podcast, RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer was asked if he thinks the band's classic lineup will reunite to celebrate the upcoming BMG/Rhino Entertainment release of "The Atlantic Years: 1984-1991", a limited-edition box set...
May 6, 2023

STEPHEN PEARCY Says MICK MARS Was Treated With 'Disrespect' By MÖTLEY CRÜE

RATT's Stephen Pearcy has weighed in on Mick Mars's lawsuit against MÖTLEY CRÜE, saying that "it's a drag that it had to go there." When Mars, a co-founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, announced his retirement from touring with the group last October as a result of worsening health issues, he maintained...
April 28, 2023

RATT's Classic Albums Compiled On 'The Atlantic Years: 1984-1991' Limited-Edition Box Set

BMG, in partnership with Rhino Entertainment, has announced "The Atlantic Years: 1984-1991" limited-edition box set celebrating RATT's massively successful period where all five of their studio albums were certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Due on June 9, the LP set features all five album...
April 6, 2023

STEEL PANTHER Hasn't Been Affected By 'Cancel Culture': 'People That Come To Our Shows, They Know What To Expect'

In a brand new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, singer Michael Starr of California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER — whose songs contain what some critics say are racist, misogynistic and lewd lyrics — was asked if he and his bandmates have been affected by "cancel culture", a term which...
March 24, 2023

Watch: STEEL PANTHER Joined By *NSYNC's JOEY FATONE For 'Sing-Off' At Orlando Concert

*NSYNC singer Joey Fatone and STEEL PANTHER's Michael Starr engaged in a sing-off during the latter band's concert on March 10 at Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. Fan-filmed video of Fatone's appearance can be seen below. Fatone had joined STEEL PANTHER on stage a number of times in the past, includi...
March 23, 2023

ANDREW FREEMAN Explains Why He Lasted Only Five Months As Singer Of GREAT WHITE

Andrew Freeman, who sang for GREAT WHITE for only five months, discussed his short tenure with the band in a new interview with the "This That & The Other With Troy Patrick Farrell" podcast. The Las Vegas-based musician said about his vocal approach for the gig (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
March 18, 2023


California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER were joined by Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) and Mike Tirelli (RIOT, MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER) for a cover of WHITESNAKE's "Slide It In" during their March 16 concert at Irving Plaza in New York City. On Friday (March 17),Bello shared a video of the performa...
March 18, 2023

MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Calls Out ROLLING STONE For Failing To Include EXODUS And TESTAMENT On 'Greatest Metal Songs' List

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has called out Rolling Stone magazine for failing to include any tracks from EXODUS and TESTAMENT on its recently released list of "The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time". Flynn made the comments while thanking Rolling Stone for including MACHINE HEAD's clas...
March 15, 2023

Watch: CHRIS JERICHO Joins STEEL PANTHER On Stage In Saint Petersburg To Perform VAN HALEN's 'Hot For Teacher'

Chris Jericho, wrestling superstar and FOZZY frontman, joined STEEL PANTHER on stage last night (Saturday, March 11) at Jannus Live in Saint Petersburg, Florida to perform a cover of the VAN HALEN classic "Hot For Teacher". Fan-filmed video of the performance, which also included an appearance by a...
March 12, 2023