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Bobby Blotzer slams Stephen Pearcy on Facebook Feb 16, 2011

  • Bobby Blotzer slams Stephen Pearcy on Facebook Feb 16, 2011
    17.02.2011 04:03:28 PM

    RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer has slammed the band's lead singer, Stephen Pearcy,
    for allegedly choosing to resume his solo career this year while Blotzer
    and other members of the group pursue other projects. In a series of posts
    on his Facebook page, Bobby writes, "Congrats to Sullivan Bigg's agency
    [Bigg Time Entertainment] and the Stephen Pearcy solo band adventure on the
    first solo show for his HUGE forthcoming 2011 tour, and the lucky 52 people
    that got to hear RATT's music butchered. Poor promoter! And asking for a rider
    and his two packs of smokes on top of the monster drawing power? LOL, priceless.

    "All will be told in my new book. I'll tell you this, though: I'm sick of the
    lies and deception from the whole lot of them in this band. And guess what,
    who owns the name? Two right now...

    "Look, guys, yes, I'm obviously really burnt and pissed here, yes. But I want
    RATT to be RATT. With all of us. I'm tired of rolling a snowball up hill to build
    the snowman. I'm also not doing this as a promo for this new book. Happens to be
    falling at the same time. It's all about the love of playing for you guys year in
    year out, and having a great job, with job security. Every single year
    I'm re-building this band."

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jsesprad's picture
on 17.02.2011 04:03:28 PM

RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer has slammed the band's lead singer, Stephen Pearcy,
for allegedly choosing to resume his solo career this year while Blotzer
and other members of the group pursue other projects. In a series of posts
on his Facebook page, Bobby writes, "Congrats to Sullivan Bigg's agency
[Bigg Time Entertainment] and the Stephen Pearcy solo band adventure on the
first solo show for his HUGE forthcoming 2011 tour, and the lucky 52 people
that got to hear RATT's music butchered. Poor promoter! And asking for a rider
and his two packs of smokes on top of the monster drawing power? LOL, priceless.

"All will be told in my new book. I'll tell you this, though: I'm sick of the
lies and deception from the whole lot of them in this band. And guess what,
who owns the name? Two right now...

"Look, guys, yes, I'm obviously really burnt and pissed here, yes. But I want
RATT to be RATT. With all of us. I'm tired of rolling a snowball up hill to build
the snowman. I'm also not doing this as a promo for this new book. Happens to be
falling at the same time. It's all about the love of playing for you guys year in
year out, and having a great job, with job security. Every single year
I'm re-building this band."

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Upscope's picture

The guys can't cut him loose.....it doesn't work that way. Nearly 30 yrs service & a stake in the ownership of the Ratt name prevent that from becoming a reality. And Bobby had just as much to do w/ that album as the Stephen, Warren, Carlos & Robbie. Maybe if Stephen didn't slam Bobby for releasing his book during the same time as Infestation was released Bobby wouldn't have fired back??
Does anybody even entertain the thought that quite possibly Stephen is a little UPset w/ the fact that Bobby actually got his book out before Pearcy could get his out?? Pearcy has been claiming for yrs now that he was working on a tell all book. In the meantime he spends all his down time on Top Fuel Records & a solo career going nowhere.
Next thing ya know Bobby beats him to the punch w/ a tell all book & Pearcy immediately goes public bashing Bobby??

So, it's OK for Pearcy to work on a tell all book but not Bobby?? It's OK for Pearcy to spend time on his record company & solo career but when Bobby works on his own side projects he's wrong?? it's OK for Pearcy to bash Bobby publicly but when Blotz fires back everybody says he's the problem & should be let go??

There's ALWAYS two sides to a story!!

BigRATTfan's picture

Upscope, I see what you're saying about Pearcy but the truth is none of us know EXACTLY why the hell they are fighting!! I mean was somebody banging the other guys' chick or something??

A long time RATT fan once saw RATT without Pearcy and he said it just wasn't the same. He said no one has the squeal in his voice like Pearcy does and it's PERFECT for RATT songs!

He's so right! I obviously much prefer they patch things up and go as RATT but I won't miss a chance to see Pearcy if he goes solo. I don't want it to end up like Quiet Riot where you never get to see the AT ALL because of the lead singer's death!

Life is never guaranteed so you never know when it could be your last chance to see him. At least we won't have to worry about big crowds!

squidhands's picture

Bobby, we're gonna get you, what you gonna do, do, do. We're gonna get you, what you gonna do.

Lorr's picture

Upscope, I saw Stephen solo in Delaware in October. It was a small club, but he put on a GREAT show. About 10-15 minutes after he got off the stage, he came back out to sign stuff and talk to us. He stood behind the bar and signed anything and everything that was put in front of him. He talked to us and answered questions. Even took a pic with me in the middle of all that because my friend was tired and we needed to leave. SO nice of him! He also came out of the RATT bus after the Out of the Cellar concert in PA to sign autographs too. He signed my cassette (yes, cassette) of OOTC and we talked for a minute or two. I don't know anything about Bobby or the paid meet & greets, but Stephen's always been nice and appreciative of the fans at the shows I've been at! (BTW, if Stephen reads this ... THANKS!)

KAC's picture

[quote=cjcrash]Well I haven't read too many Blotzer bashing interviews from the other members of Ratt lately? No member of a band is 100% safe from removal and that's a fact. [/quote]

Only matters who has the majority of shares in the corporation that owns the name. It is a real disappointment to see this happening again. I think this is why Juan mya have made the demands he did a few years ago before he joined the "reunion."

BrianG's picture

My two cents...and I saw Ratt three times on the last tour. Twice in Cleveland at the House of Blues and once in Columbus. (All three shows the band sounded great)

Bobby's timing with the book probably wasnt to good, but I also read the book and thought it was pretty harmless.
He certainly said alot of nice things about Pearcy too in the book. But...Since Pearcy has upped and lefgt the band twice in the past...can you blame Bobby for trying to cash in a little to have a little more financial security? Probably not.

As for Pearcy...he is a interesting guy. I love Ratt and its not Ratt to me with any other singer, but as others have mentioned, Pearcy pushed his solo records, record label, etc all the time, so how he can say Bobby or anyone else
isnt focused on Ratt or has other agenda's, that is being a hypocrite. He played some huge shows with Ratt headlining and opening for the Scorpions, but he would rather do solo stuff in crappy clubs in front of 50 people.
Its like tommy lee with Motley...tommy has done some interesting stuff, but he is the best at being Motley's drummer.
Pearcy is the best at being the lead singer of Ratt. End of story.

Also...Ratt has to have the worst business sense of any band in the history of music. Whoever their managment is...they are horrible!!! Ratt's wed site improved some with this last record, but basically it lacks updates, design quality and info to keep fans interested and up to date. Check out Megadeth's web site and compare it to Ratt's. Both bands had similar success in back in the day, but look at how each website is designed. Tell me which one is more enjoyable to their fans
and would make you want to come back???

Also... on the last tour, nobody bought any Ratt concert t-shirts because they looked like crap and hardly had any selection and nothing looked cool. Just think if they had a shirt with the EP or out of the cellar album cover on the t-shirt. those would sell like crazy because they look cool to this day and hit on the nastalga factor also.

Bottom line is...I wouldnt pay 10 bucks to see Pearcy solo or any other member of Ratt solo or Ratt with another singer.
But... With Pearcy, Warren, Bobby, Robbie and Carlos... I wouldnt have any trouble paying top dollar for VIP or anything else because the band was that good on the last tour and their last CD was that good too.

Scott43's picture

Bobby is such A F***ing Ass! He F***ing did not do many if any of the meet and greets on the last tour and he says Stephen is the problem. Hey, Bobby get a F***ing clue YOU ARE THE REAL PROBLEM IN RATT!!!

Scott43's picture

Atleast Stephen can have a solo career, all that prick drummer, Bobby , can do is run his fucking mouth. And he, Booby is the one who had an agenda putting out a book at the same time as the album. Ratt had a great chance to have a great comeback. Thanks as always to Bobby for fucking things up!!!

BigRATTfan's picture

[quote=KAC][quote=cjcrash]Well I haven't read too many Blotzer bashing interviews from the other members of Ratt lately? No member of a band is 100% safe from removal and that's a fact. [/quote]

Only matters who has the majority of shares in the corporation that owns the name. It is a real disappointment to see this happening again. I think this is why Juan mya have made the demands he did a few years ago before he joined the "reunion." [/quote]

What were Juan's demands??

I wonder if the King is rolling in his graave over this? They did call Crosby the "King" right? At 6'5" I can understand! BTW, I know Crosby wasn't buried so he can't be rolling over but you know what I mean.

BigRATTfan's picture

Pearcy is going to want to play in front of more than 30 to 100 people again so eventually you would think they'll get back together. I mean they always get back together again you know?

Maybe they just needed a break from each other after recording and touring after Infestation?

In 2012 they can have the [b] 2012 RATT end of the world tour[/b]!! LMAO!

BigRATTfan's picture

[quote=Upscope][quote=Scott43]Atleast Stephen can have a solo career, all that prick drummer, Bobby , can do is run his fucking mouth. And he, Booby is the one who had an agenda putting out a book at the same time as the album. Ratt had a great chance to have a great comeback. Thanks as always to Bobby for fucking things up!!![/quote]

LOL!!

You seen any of Pearcy's solo gigs?? If so, you'd likely represent roughly 1/3 of the crowd. His solo career is going nowhere!!
Yea, Bobby had an agenda putting out the book the same time as the album. The same way Stephen had an agenda taking his solo band out the same time as the album....

Wasn't it Pearcy who quit the band in '92?? Wasn't it Pearcy who again quit in '00?? Both times leaving the band high & dry??
Yep, 'thanks as always to Bobby for fucking things UP!!!'[/quote]

I think he means that Pearcy has the VOICE while what the hell can Blotzer do on a solo tour??!? Just sit back and play drums?? LMAO!

Or he could have some no name leaad singer sing who would be a lot worse than Pearcy. As I said in the concert thread 90% of a band is the voice whether you like it or not.

Look at what drummer Franki Banali said when Kevin Dubrow, singer of Quiet Riot died? He said the band is dead without him so don't even ask about forming QR again. See what I mean? I know QR has reformed with the blessing of Kevin's mom but it's NOT the same eventhough the new lead singer sounds better than I thought.

RATT is 90% Pearcy and DeMartinit and you guys know it! I want to see the original band back together just as much as anyone. Even with Croucier and Crosby if they could resurrect him! But Pearcy is the voice and if he has a new solo CD I'll buy and I'll also see him on tour.

At least it will be at a small venue so the meet and greets will be easy!

Scott43's picture

To all those who like to comment on Pearcy's solo career, you are some what right in that it will never amount to what Ratt has done, but atleast he does continuee to put out music and tour. Bobby has NO solo stuff, why, because he is NOT good enough. And yes I have seen Pearcy at his solo gigs, and I say they still ROCK. I have had the pleasure of meeting the entire band over there career, and Bobby is the only one who has ever acted like a PRICK. And to top it all off Ratt minus Pearcy has never put out any new music. That is not to take anything away from Warren he is a Guitar God! Booby needs to learn his place, he is a drummer and that is it, and he is not even the best drummer out in the rock world, hell he is not even in the top 25. So Bobby just needs to lose his attitude or get out!

lion72's picture

Nothing has ever changed in the Ratt camp. This band has hard headed members that have tremendous pride in what they do. They all care very much at how the band is represented. This is what made this band great all these years and continues to this day. This is also what kills this band as well. I think the intensity so great in this band it causes the band to burn out fast. Ratt is a way of life for the members as well. The band Ratt is made up of a group of fighters and tensions will always be high. Ratt will never die.

IMINSANE's picture

Kinda funny there Upscope, I figured u might say as much after meeting Blotzer in Japan, Fact BB is milking the cow, Fact BB has no future, Fact a chimp could do his job, Fact he would be working at Walmart as a Greeter with Jizz if not for RATT, Fact the remaining members will never get along well enough to make it work, egos and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ control the name....the fans have had enough of going R&R with the same bullshit over and over the name and value of the name has been DESTROYED!!!!!!!!! Look at this website and Naos both are a Fucking ghost town like the future of this band under the name RATT, at this point they are better off touring with solo bands and making rent money....Pearcy wants control of the name and neither BB or Warren are going to let that happen so game over for the band simple fucking Simon.

BrianG's picture

[quote=jsesprad]RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer has slammed the band's lead singer, Stephen Pearcy,
for allegedly choosing to resume his solo career this year while Blotzer
and other members of the group pursue other projects. In a series of posts
on his Facebook page, Bobby writes, "Congrats to Sullivan Bigg's agency
[Bigg Time Entertainment] and the Stephen Pearcy solo band adventure on the
first solo show for his HUGE forthcoming 2011 tour, and the lucky 52 people
that got to hear RATT's music butchered. Poor promoter! And asking for a rider
and his two packs of smokes on top of the monster drawing power? LOL, priceless.

"All will be told in my new book. I'll tell you this, though: I'm sick of the
lies and deception from the whole lot of them in this band. And guess what,
who owns the name? Two right now...

"Look, guys, yes, I'm obviously really burnt and pissed here, yes. But I want
RATT to be RATT. With all of us. I'm tired of rolling a snowball up hill to build
the snowman. I'm also not doing this as a promo for this new book. Happens to be
falling at the same time. It's all about the love of playing for you guys year in
year out, and having a great job, with job security. Every single year
I'm re-building this band."[/quote]

Upscope's picture

You're right insane...Bobby's not perfect & certainly is part of the problem. But you have Pearcy doing interviews talking about having a drummer out on the tour w/ his own personal agenda when SEP is guilty of the exact same thing. You think Pearcy's not milking the cow?? He got back on board for one reason only & then goes off on Bobby for that same exact reason!
After 30 yrs in the band & multi-platinum success you've earned the right to write a book & use the Ratt brand to further that book. The same way you've earned the right to tour solo & also use the Ratt brand to further that endeavor?? Maybe a chimp could do his job but Ratt is still a bigger draw w/ him than w/o him....

Slivered's picture

cjcrash's picture

Well I haven't read too many Blotzer bashing interviews from the other members of Ratt lately? No member of a band is 100% safe from removal and that's a fact.

WJDCRZY's picture

Alot of good points were made about the fact that SEP is doing the exact same crap that he's accusing Bobby of doing--only worse!!! With a killer album out Ratt should have done a more extensive tour. How many die-hard fans out there weren't able to see them on the Infestation tour??? I know they didn't come any where near where I live. No--instead SEP goes off and does his own thing.. That seems far more damaging to the band than Bobby's book (which by the way I found to be enjoyable and entertaining.) So Bobby said a few things SEP didn't like--Boo Hoo! Instead of taking it like an adult, he takes his ball and goes running home...leaving his band and his fans high and dry. It seems to me like Pearcy is the problem. What are the chances of getting a new lead singer?????

Upscope's picture

Hey Lorr!!

Personally, I have no problems w/ Pearcy as far as fan friendliness goes. I have meet him on a few occasions & he has been super cool w/ me each time. However, I have heard stories from friends & others that go both ways. From personal experience though I have to admit I think he is a pretty rad dude.

Actually having an encounter w/ him is pretty hit & miss though. He's tough to pin down. Since the '07 re-union I've been fortunate enough to find a way into Ratt aftershows on several occasions. With the exception of my trip to Japan Pearcy has been a no show each & every time.
Multiple times I've waited patiently after his solo shows for a chance to meet or chat. Each time he manages to keep himself isolated or secluded from interaction from the common folk until he eventually disappears. It's almost as if he's teasing or confused w/ the difference between 1985 & 2011??

I always have & always will support & stand UP for Ratt & it's members....past, present & future. When it comes right down to it though I'm a realist. I call it the way I see it.
I idolized Stephen Pearcy in 1984 & I still idolize him today but IMO he is coming off as a hypocrite in this latest Ratt ordeal w/ Bobby.

squidhands's picture

@Upscope: There are five sides to the story (of the current members). Stephen has bashed Blotz. Blotz has bashed Stephen, Warren, and Robbie. He is a good drummer. One of the first things that stuck out to me on Infestation was the rhythm section. Elvis Baskette captured that dynamic of Ratt better than anyone has in the past. Bobby also wrote 2 amazing songs for the album. I DO want him to remain in Ratt if possible. But he embodies a lot of things that are wrong with music industry as a business. During Ratt's 4 consecutive platinum album streak during the 80s, he is given one songwriting credit (Drive Me Crazy). Now he brags about being one of the two owners of the Ratt name! There are thousands of great drummers, but no one is lining up to the door to hear "Live for Today" or "Breakout" (I do like both songs). I'm not saying he was not not a part of their success. I even agree with him about some of the things he has said about Stephen and Warren. But Ratt; like every other band, is loved for their songs. If you did not write those songs, then you do not own those songs!

Legally, Bobby owns 50 percent of the Ratt moniker, and legally O.J. was found innocent of murdering Nicole.
We know the truth.

Upscope's picture

What I'm saying is this guys blaming Bobby for "always fucking things UP.".....Well it was Pearcy that fucked things UP the first time by quitting the band. And it was Pearcy that fucked things UP the second time by quitting the band. And it was Pearcy that fucked things UP by attempting to sue his own band mates.... Bobby wants to go out right now as Ratt. Pearcy rather go out w/ the Ratt Bastards. What a brilliant career move that is? You tell me who's fucking things UP??
And if you think a meet & greet is going to be easy during his solo gigs you're gonna be disappointed. He doesn't hang around after asolo show. He skates right out the back door acting as if he's a rock star or something when in reality it's nothing more than 10-15 people that hang around to maybe chat or get a pic or graph.

Who gives a shit if he's the VOICE?? Nobody's interested in seeing him solo w/ a revolving door of no names impostoring Ratt songs.

cjcrash's picture

Look at past & present writing credits & very few times will you see Blotzer's name. The main/consistant song writer's are and have always been Stephen & Warren. Moreover, I think it's awesome that Pearcy continues to release music outside of Ratt. I've seen him solo many times and he rocks the house no matter how big the audience is. However, I don't think he believes for a second these projects are going to go platinum or compare in anyway to Ratt. He's a muscian and it's in his blood to write & play whenever possible. Lastly, I told a friend of mine when the guys got back together to check them out ASAP because Blotzer will fuck this band up soon.

IMINSANE's picture

The fact is many of us stop caring a long time ago, I would still go see a show maybe if it was close although I skipped the last couple shows that were a 10 minute drive lol, as far as blotz a bigger draw yeah maybe 4-5 people.

cjcrash's picture

You know, Blotzer has complained about Stephen & other Ratt members every chance he gets. He has managed to keep this band in a constant state of turmoil for too many years. Stephen, Warren, Carlos, & Robbie have managed to put together one of Ratt's strongest albums to date, but unfortunately the momentum of the release was short-lived & I believe Blotzer was a major contributor. I don't think I've read one Blotzer article/interview that was positive. I wish the guys would cut him loose and move on.

SeattleRATT's picture

Bob - thanks for the update, but really. don't you think it would be better to just keep quiet, and let Pearcy hang himself?? Maybe he will come back to RATT...and maybe he won't... but Top Fuel records is DOA....just like Moronic/Nitronic was in 2000. SEP was a bit smarter this time in terms of not breaching contracts, but he still screwed the pooch on this deal. I hope he enjoy screwing you, Warren (Robbie and Carloes) over more than he would have enjoyed the accolades, status, and new business opportunities which would have been afforded by seeing the Infestation commitment thru to a successful conclusion. He just couldn't take the time to guide the Infestation album/tour etc. through to the success it could have been....cuz he wanted to get revenge on you and warren. I hope he enjoys the just desserts which come from such an evil mindset.

.......the true fans can see that the Pearcy solo career is going nowhere. No one else even cares about his solo music or a remake of Wanted Man. He is trying to take the success that Infestation COULD HAVE BEEN...and steal that for himself personally. Ain't gonna happen.....RATT is nostalgia....enjoy it, revel in it...cash in on....but fighting amongst yourselves will leave you all with nothing....absolutely nothing.

wine franchise??? seriously? Good luck dude...I know it must be frustrating as hell being a part of this mess called RATT. I'm not understanding the value proposition of purchasing wine through my favorite 80s rock band....but, ok.

...hey, at least you guys had great success in the 80s, and went out with one last great album...

Upscope's picture

[quote=Scott43]Atleast Stephen can have a solo career, all that prick drummer, Bobby , can do is run his fucking mouth. And he, Booby is the one who had an agenda putting out a book at the same time as the album. Ratt had a great chance to have a great comeback. Thanks as always to Bobby for fucking things up!!![/quote]

LOL!!

You seen any of Pearcy's solo gigs?? If so, you'd likely represent roughly 1/3 of the crowd. His solo career is going nowhere!!
Yea, Bobby had an agenda putting out the book the same time as the album. The same way Stephen had an agenda taking his solo band out the same time as the album....

Wasn't it Pearcy who quit the band in '92?? Wasn't it Pearcy who again quit in '00?? Both times leaving the band high & dry??
Yep, 'thanks as always to Bobby for fucking things UP!!!'