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RATT Fight! WARREN DEMARTINI Files Suit Against BOBBY BLOTZER

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Sunday, October 4, 2015 @ 11:16 AM


Drummer "trying to take over the band and pawn himself and a cast of subordinates off as the genuine article"

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RATT guitarist Warren Demartini has made good on his statement to take steps to prevent his bandmate and business partner, drummer Bobby Blotzer, from promoting his band as RATT by filing a suit last week according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

The suit alleges that Blotzer is putting his interests ahead of those of the band. It seeks a court order directing Blotzer not to file further actions in the name of RATT or its management company, WBS Inc., of which he and DeMartini are equal 50 percent shareholders.

A representative for Blotzer could not be immediately reached for comment.

According to the suit, the four remaining members of RATT disagree on whether the band should continue to tour together. Blotzer and some members have toured recently in tribute bands, which do not violate any prior agreements.

But Blotzer now has chosen to promote his tribute band as if it is RATT.

The suit states "In essence, Blotzer wants to hijack the name and tour under the name RATT." "Defendant Blozter intends to fool RATT's fans by touring with himself, a drummer, and a group of imposters calling themselves RATT."

The lawsuit also states that DeMartini believes that touring with "inferior substitutes" dilutes the value of the band and damages its credibility in the future.

Blotzer held an annual WBS shareholder meeting on September 3 over the objections of Warren DeMartini in which he elected himself chairman of the board and president in place of the plaintiff, according to the suit.

Read more about this on the Los Angeles Daily News.


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