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    Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:53:08

    Ratt Return to the Sunset Strip With Sold Out Key Club Show  - Band played to packed, adoring house on April 20

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    • Ratt - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05:  Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer performs at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino August 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is touring in support of the new album, 'Infestation.'
    • Ratt - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05:  (L-R) Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Bobby Blotzer perform at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino August 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is touring in support of the new album, 'Infestation.'
    • Ratt - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05:  (L-R) Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Robbie Crane, drummer Bobby Blotzer, singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini perform at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino August 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is touring in support of the new album, 'Infestation.'

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    It was time to Ratt 'n' roll on April 20 – not only the best day ever, for stoners, but the same day that Infestation, their first studio album in 11 years was released via Roadrunner/Loud & Proud! Ratt steamrolled their way through an hour-long set at their former stomping grounds of The Key Club on Sunset in West Hollywood. While on paper, it sounds like you could OD on nostalgia, the reality of the situation was that Ratt still have the chops and the moxie to pound out songs that are catchier than an STD and hookier than a tacklebox.

    The show was completely sold out, with members of Atreyu on site. Even Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine was in attendance, taking in the shred of one Warren DeMartini. You may be all cynical, bitter and jaded, thinking Ratt's heyday may be well in the rear view, but the still play with the skill and energy of 20-year-old men and it appears that with Infestation, a resurgence is in the works and that 2010 could be the year of the Ratt. The band played classics like "Way Cool Jr" and "Back For More." They closed the set with "Round and Round," which featured a blast of confetti raining down on the stage and the crowd. The band elected to play five new cuts from Infestation, such as "Best of Me" and "A Little Too Much," each of which could have been released in 1989. These songs, however, are dated or clinging to the past; they just have what made Ratt one of the biggest bands of their time and that's songwriting skill. They could have played all night and we'd never have gotten bored.

    Check out the gallery of photo's from the show – no, the event! View photos here: Ratt Infestation Release Party at the Key Club on Sunset What's your favorite Ratt song?

    —Jessica Nguyen
    04.23.10




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