Tag Archives: RATT

Saxon Flies into DC with the Black Star Riders on the Firepower Tour

Posted by on March 20, 2018

This past Sunday in the nation’s capital, England’s Saxon and LA’s Black Star Riders brought their classic sounding metal to the beautiful new Anthem music venue on Washington D.C.’s Southwest waterfront.  Both bands were opening for Judas Priest.  More on those guys here. Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show introduced the show that […]

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This Ratt/Marvin Gaye mashup is the best thing you’ll hear this week

Posted by on February 27, 2018

Ah, the mashup. Kinda played out, right? Not yet. Two classic songs, one from the ’60s and one from the ’80s, have been combined to make something that, while not as iconic as either original song, still sounds amazing. And there are many reasons why this is so good. First of all,, one wouldn’t expect […]

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Lineup revealed for 2018 Heavy Montréal

Posted by on February 21, 2018

After sitting out 2017, Heavy Montréal will return to Parc Jean Drapeau this summer on July 28th-29th. Today (21st), the lineup has been revealed for the two-day-event . Headliners include Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Gojira, Emperor, and many more. There will  be diversity as well, which includes acts such as Trivium, Sleep, Eyehategod, […]

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Consequence of Sound share ten hair metal albums that “don’t suck”

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Similar to nu metal, hair metal is a subgenre people either enjoy or immediately judge as the worst genre ever. People have argued that glam rock acts which started in the late seventies and went well into the eighties mainly appeal to those who grew up during this era, and are nothing more than nostalgia […]

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Ratt is back for more, but without Bobby Blotzer

Posted by on November 30, 2016

  Of all the ’80s hair metal bands, Ratt is one that’s stood the test of time, at least kind of. It’s hard to deny that “Round and Round” is an epic jam, as are “Back For More,” “Lay It Down” and hell, there’s enough that there’s an unofficial holiday, Ratturday, in which people we […]

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1986: puppets and hairspray – the year of the metal fork

Posted by on March 7, 2016

As the worldwide metal community celebrates the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, I’ve realized just how much in the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with news and visibility of the entire Big Four. Along with Puppets’ birthday, Slayer’s headlining tour with Testament and Carcass is in full swing, Anthrax’s glorious new platter For All Kings scored stellar first-week release numbers […]

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Today in metal: Ratt released Out of the Cellar in 1984

Posted by on March 27, 2015

On April 27th, 1984, the debut full length album from Ratt, Out of the Cellar, was released. Having come out four months after Quiet Riot got the first #1 metal album in Billboard chart history, it, along with that album and Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil, ushered in the Sunset Strip hair metal  explosion. While the band had existed in […]

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Will Ratt be back for more? Stephen Pearcy says no

Posted by on January 15, 2015

One of the more unlikely reunions in hair metal came in 2007, when singer Stephen Pearcy rejoined Ratt for the third time. After leaving in 2000, the singer had sued the band for rights to the name, yet in 2007, he returned, and the  band’s 2009 album, Infestation, was a success. The reunion proved to be short-lived, […]

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Limp Bizkit headlining ShipRocked 2015

Posted by on October 22, 2014

The ShipRocked 2015 line-up has been announced, and it’s headlined by Limp Bizkit. Setting sail from Miami, FL and heading to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, it’ll be six days of loud music and a pretty solid line-up of hard rock and metal music. Fred Durst seems pretty excited: “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil […]

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Steel Panther do ALS challenge; your move, The Pope

Posted by on August 26, 2014

OK, as good of a cause as it is, we’re starting to get a little tired of the ALS ice bucket challenge. It’d be insensitive to say that the movement has jumped the shark, since it’s raised millions of dollars towards Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but three weeks in, it’s just not as exciting as it […]

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