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 Stephen Pearcy was quick to shoot down any problems. However, could Blotzer joining Tate’s version of Queensryche indicate that there’s still trouble in Rattadise? Well according to Blotzer, the answer is a resounding YES.
Blotzer made such a fact clear via the following post on Facebook:
“Hey peeps, I really appreciate the loads of positive feedback about the grouping with Geoff and company. A lot of questions about the state of Ratt surfacing as well. Those should be directed in the direction the usual suspects in Ratt’s disappearance, Warren and Stephen. I’ve exhausted myself for two years with those two. I’m sorry for all the b.s. they have fed false info to fans. Not meant to be mean, just exhausted with unreasonable people.”
It should be noted, though, that the original post appears to have been removed from his Facebook account (but was found by numerous sources, including Metal Sludge). Like Blotzer’s previous comments, it’s interesting to hear him point the blame directly at Pearcy and guitarist Warren DiMartini. While it’s unclear as to what this means for his status in Ratt, Pearcy did recently tweet that the 80’s hair metal group will start work on a new album soon. Granted, there’s still a chance that the drummer could pull off playing in both Ratt and Tatesryche Queensryche. However, it’s looking less likely that Ratt will continue on with Blotzer. Either way, the trouble in Ratt is nothing compared to what happened between Tate and his former bandmates.