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Tag Archives: RATT

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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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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Stephen Pearcy quits Ratt

Posted by on April 24, 2014

For the third time in the band’s career, singer Stephen Pearcy has left Ratt. The  band’s last album, 2010’s Infestation, was well-received, and it was thought that the band was working on a new album. While they may be doing so, it will be with a new vocalist. Here’s a statement that Pearcy made: After 30 […]

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Kill Devil Hill (feat. Rex Brown and Vinny Appice) signs to Century Media Records

Posted by on August 27, 2013

Last year, Kill Devil Hill (featuring ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown and ex-Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice in its ranks) released its self-titled debut via SPV/Steamhammer Records. And while we knew the supergroup was working on its follow up album, we didn’t realize until now that they would be doing it via a new label home. […]

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