After founding Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy dropped the bombshell that he was leaving the band after many on-and-off years in the group, drummer Bobby Blotzer has responded to Pearcy's comments about exiting due to the constant turmoil and personal attacks.
For three decades, Stephen Pearcy has fronted RATT and has been the most recognizable member of the group, but the rocker has just released a statement saying that the time has come for him to exit the band.
For rockers who spend their careers traveling, there's always risk. Saturday in Illinois veteran rockers Ratt and Dokken endured one of the scarier moments of their career when the plane they were traveling in had to make an emergency landing after smoke was discovered in the cockpit.
A number of rock's elder statesmen will spend some time on the high seas next spring for the 2014 Monsters of Rock cruise. Though the full lineup and details are still coming together for the event, at present the bill features Tesla, Ratt and Cinderella leading the way.
Among the many mighty metal milestones of 2012, the 30th birthday of Metal Blade Records stands as an amazing testament to the strength of metal devotion. Label founder Brian Slagel became a businessman almost by accident.
Metal legends Voivod have signed to Century Media. The leaders of Quebecois progressive metal will drop Target Earth on Jan. 22 of next year, which will mark the start of the band's 30th anniversary celebration. Voivod were founded in January 1983, so this times up perfectly ...