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Tag Archives: Bobby Blotzer

Photos: Fourth Annual Bowl For Ronnie

Posted by on October 29, 2018

This past Thursday (25th), the fourth annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party took place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA. All proceeds went to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Wendy Dio presented a $61,000 check to The Regents of the University of California/ Dr. David Wong […]

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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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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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Hmm…What Is Geoff Tate Trying To Say With The Cover Of His Queensryche Album?

Posted by on March 5, 2013

Shortly after one Queensryche announced they had signed to Century Media Records, Geoff Tate’s version of the prog metal group revealed more details about their forthcoming album. We knew it would feature plenty of special guests (and is supposedly “stupidly heavy”) and will be released via Cleopatra Records. Now we know that the album will […]

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One Queensryche Offers Sample Of New Song, While Tate’s Version Taps Members Of Forbidden For Album

Posted by on February 25, 2013

And now for your weekly Queensryche update. First comes a taste of new music from the rendition of Queensryche featuring remaining original members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfield. We were already impressed by what we heard in the teaser trailer released late last year. But last Friday (February 22), Rockenfield appeared on Eddie […]

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Geoff Tate’s Version Of Queensryche Signs Record Deal, Announces MORE Lineup Changes

Posted by on January 25, 2013

With one version of Queensryche getting ready to release a new album, it only makes sense that Geoff Tate’s version preps as well. And to prove that Tate’s Queensryche will indeed record a new album, it was announced that they’ve signed a new worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records. Due out later this year, the album from Tate’s […]

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Geoff Tate’s Queensryche To Perform ‘Operation: Mindcrime” In Its Entirety On Tour

Posted by on November 27, 2012

Geoff Tate’s “all-star” version of Queensryche has already gone through its first lineup change (and they haven’t even performed together yet). However, this shakeup isn’t slowing down Tate, as he’s announced plans to perform Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety with his lineup of Queensryche. Tate’s Queensryche will celebrate the landmark concept album’s 25th anniversary with […]

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Bobby Blotzer’s New Gig In Queensryche Proves That There’s Trouble In Rattadise

Posted by on September 5, 2012

Geoff Tate’s announcement of his version of Queensryche made quite a few heads turn. And while we were trying to grasp the fact that there will be TWO versions of Queensryche, we also had a few questions about Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer’s involvement. Tension within the band was made pretty obvious last year, though singer […]

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Geoff Tate Reveals Lineup To His Version Of Queensryche

Posted by on September 4, 2012

Last month, Geoff Tate let it be known that he wasn’t going to let a court ruling or his former bandmates slow him down by confirming that he would be embarking on a “2013 Queensryche Anniversary Tour.” And now we know who exactly will be joining the singer in his “all-star” version of Queensryche. This […]

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Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy Retweets Directly To Metal Insider Regarding Bobby Blotzer’s Recent Comments

Posted by on October 26, 2011

Earlier today, we reported on recent comments made by Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer. While talking to Legendary Rock Interviews, Blotzer voiced his displeasure towards the band taking a hiatus so that singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DiMartini could tour and record solo material. His response hinted that there was still a little tension within […]

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