The members of Ratt said it was going to happen, and now it has. Guitarist has filed suit to stop drummer Bobby Blotzer from touring using the band's name.
Blotzer announced last month that he'd won control of the Ratt trademark and planned to put together a group under the name. He has already toured as Bobby Blotzer's Ratt Experience.
But in a suit filed Tuesday in L.A., DeMartini argues that Blotzer has no right to go out as Ratt. He says he has no problem with a tribute act playing the Ratt catalog, but "Blotzer intends to fool Ratt's fans by touring with himself, a drummer, and a group of imposters calling themselves Ratt. None of the actual creators of the music of Ratt would be participating."
In addition to damages and legal fees, DeMartini is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions.
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