According to an article (see below) published in today's (June 29) edition of the El Norte newspaper of Monterrey, Mexico, RATT was forced to cut short its Friday, June 27 concert in Monterrey after lead singer Stephen Pearcy appeared to be incapacitated and was unable to complete the show. At one point, according to the article, Pearcy lost his balance and fell into the crowd before being helped back to the stage by the venue's security personnel, only to fall backwards. He then got up and resumed singing as if nothing had happened. After performing for about 50 minutes, the band abruptly left the stage and reappeared a few minutes later, this time without Stephen. Rhythm guitarist John Corabi, who is best known for having replaced Vince Neil as the frontman for MTLEY CRE in the early 1990s, apologized to the crowd and blamed the mishap on "jet lag" before taking over on lead vocals for a few tracks, including a couple of solo numbers and the RATT songs "Body Talk" and "Round and Round".
RATT celebrated the "Year Of The Ratt" with a very special West Coast U.S. run of dates in April. In honor of their Southern California roots, the band embarked on a four-show mini-tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the "Ratt" EP.
RATT recently performed the entire EP along with other RATT faves live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" to an overwhelming response. Host Bob Coburn expressed that he was "totally blown away" by RATT and that they "flat-out kicked ass" as they delivered one of the best shows in the 27 years of "Rockline".
RATT returned to stores with new DVD and CD releases on July 31, 2007: the first-ever DVD release from the band, "Ratt: Videos From The Cellar: The Atlantic Years", and the audio collection "Tell The World: The Very Best Of Ratt", which features the hard rockers at their studio and live performance peak and includes a previously unreleased track.
RATT 2008 is:
Stephen Pearcy - Vocals
Warren DeMartini - Lead Guitar
Bobby Blotzer - Drums
Robbie Crane - Bass
John Corabi - Guitar
(Thanks: Marcelo Rodriguez "Boma" / www.concertours.com)