RATT & DOKKEN
With TRIXTER & BUGSYY
As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene. Created by lead singer songwriter Stephen Pearcy, the band played the clubs in and around L.A. releasing their own six song E.P. RATT in 1983.
Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984 the band (Warren De Martini, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbin Crosby and Juan Croucier) went 3x Platinum behind the hit single “Round & Round”.
Since their inception the band has sold in excess of (15) million records in the US alone.
The band returned sounding fired up and better than ever on their last record 2010 “Infestation”, Ratt’s first studio album in years.
“Infestation”, was a return to their heavy, riff driven roots. The band has reinvented their sound by rediscovering their strengths, shuttling listeners to a time when metal ruled the earth.
Also releasing the best of CD Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt and their 3rd long form DVD, RATT Videos from the Cellar: The Atlantic Years.
This year 2013 Rhino/Warner Music Group recently released RATT “Original Album Series, a (5) album box set with the albums “Out of the Cellar’ thru “Detonator” for the rabid RATT fans to have something to sink their teeth into.
“Our music is like it was in the beginning; it means everything to us,” Pearcy says. “And here we are 25-30 years later, keeping Ratt N’ Roll alive.”
When we play concerts now, there’s a new generation. We’re seeing kids of people who grew up with us, but the reaction is the same,” adds DeMartini. “It doesn’t seem to matter where we are in the world.”
With all surviving original members; Pearcy, De Martini, Croucier, Blotzer and Carlos Cavazo (replacing original member Robbin Crosby) back in the Ratt pack, the band will again start work on a new studio record and tour for 2013.
Dokken is an American heavy metal and hard rock band formed in 1978. They split up in 1989 but reformed four years later. The group accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The band was nominated for a Grammy in 1989.
The road that Dokken has traveled has been long and complicated, but there is no end in site. Dokken continues to tour and rock the world with their brand of driving heavy metal. What’s next on this road? You’ll just have to jump on for the ride and see for yourself!
Trixter is an American hard rock band from Paramus, New Jersey. The band achieved success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with hit songs “Give It To Me Good ” and “One In A Million. Trixter reunited in 2008 to tour and record new material.