Ratt Sign To Roadrunner

Ratt Sign To Roadrunner
Just when you thought the hair metal revival had wound down again, Roadrunner Records comes out of leftfield with an arrow to your heart. Its popularity keeps going 'round and 'round.

According to the label, original cock rockers Ratt have inked a worldwide deal with subsidiary Loud & Proud. Few details have been released about the arrangement but naturally this means new music is on the horizon; the first full-fledged album from Ratt since their 1999 self-titled effort will be released in fall of this year. This affair is untitled as of yet.

"This deal is a great opportunity for us to get our new music to Ratt fans worldwide," says front-man Stephen Pearcy. "We are super-excited about the new material!" The current Ratt lineup consists of Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo.

"The fans deserve the credit for making this happen. When we saw the band in concert and witnessed their passion and excitement, it was obvious that the time was right for Ratt to make new music," says Loud & Proud President Tom Lipsky.

In classic cock rock mentality, guitarist Warren DeMartini notes that he looks forward to, "working with our friend and veteran record exec Tom Lipsky." How prophetic.

Blame/praise should be directed to Mickey Rourke's latest flick The Wrestler for endlessly spinning Ratt's signature tune "Round And Round," propping up the '80s and hammering the song at us endlessly. Not to mention how the same flick has Rourke's character panning the very grunge rockers/Doc Martens that stamped out his beloved rodent band in the first place.