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RATT Reunites for Summer Tour

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Morgan Brunner

1980s glam metal legends RATT have announced a summer reunion tour featuring three of the original members, including singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist and Charvel signature artist Warren DeMartini.

Guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (White Lion, Megadeth) have joined forces with the reunited trio to complete the lineup, and played their first official show at Treasure Island in Welch, Minn., last month. Fan-filmed footage of the concert can be viewed below to get a preview of the band back in action.

RATT will hit select cities in America and Japan, and will also make an appearance at Sweden Rock Festival in June. Get the complete list of tour dates here.

Warren DeMartini Performs on the Monsters of Rock Cruise West

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Chrissy Mauck

Charvel signature artist Warren DeMartini joined RATT bandmates, singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier for a “surprise band” performance on Saturday night on the Monsters of Rock Cruise West. Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT 2010 studio album Infestation, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, White Lion and Megadeth) also joined them onstage.

Watch fan footage below as the band plays RATT’s “Wanted Man” …

Jake E Lee Drops By That Metal Show

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by MDuffy

The legendary Jake E Lee was recently a featured guest on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, and the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist discussed his hiatus from music and his return with a new band – Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel.

In addition, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen joined the panel to discuss his storied career.

Check out the full episode after the jump. (more…)

Warren DeMartini Meet & Greet Scheduled This Weekend at House of Guitars

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by MDuffy

Those in the Rochester, N.Y., area will have the opportunity to meet Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini this weekend at House of Guitars.

DeMartini will be available for pictures and autographs on Nov. 17 from 1-3 p.m.

View the event’s poster below and visit House of Guitars’ official website for more information.

Charvel Q&A: Warren DeMartini

Posted on February 6th, 2012 by MDuffy

It’s been a good year for Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini.

He’s back writing for his massive rock band with singer Stephen Pearcy – with a new album and tour due out this year, according to Pearcy’s official Facebook page — and he recently recorded a song with Pearcy and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl that should be finished soon.

The Grohl song was special.

The Foos recorded everything from their latest album in a lost form – analog – and that inspired Grohl to cull together a documentary in which DeMartini was featured, because he’s used the same Sound City analog boards when recording for Ratt.  Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Slipknot have also recorded at Sound City.

Coming back to this setup with uber-producer Butch Vig was fun for DeMartini.

DeMartini recently sat down with to discuss his latest endeavors. How did you feel after recording with such an iconic setup?

DeMartini: “Ratt recorded out of the cellar at Sound City.  There was another studio, but a good portion was at Sound City.  Nirvana recorded there. A lot of bands did. It was very famous for its drum room, too.  When it closed, they had a list of people who wanted to preserve the mixing board. Dave went out and they gave it to him, and he built a studio of his own.

“They went around and did a film about the iconic stuff that was recorded at that desk, and it’s amazing to wrap your head around everything that came out of there.”

I heard you were writing new Ratt songs with Stephen Pearcy. When can we expect new material?

“I think it will be out in 2012.  We’ve been doing this a long time together (laughs).  I think we know each other pretty well.”

Would you like to do another record all on analog?

“I would work on it again.  The trick is finding a producer who’s in to working with analog.  You find that a lot of the new crowd is used to the immediate edit capabilities that can be had.  It’s a new crop of people where, little by little, analog is known less and less.”

What about with Butch Vig? 

“I hope that we work with Butch again. Based on that one track, it was such a great time.  He was great to work with. If he wanted to and had the time right now, it would be great.”

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