Ratt headlined this weekend's M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, and the show marked their first performance since 1991 with original bassist Juan Croucier.
Prior to the show, guitarist Warren DeMartini said, "I happened to see Juan after a signing at Charvel Guitars last January at NAMM. This guy walks up with Ratt’s Out of the Cellar LP and it had every band member’s autograph except his and mine. Juan said in disbelief, 'Do you know what the odds are of this happening in a crowd of 100,000 people? Another couple minutes and this wouldn’t be possible!' I think that says it all. Rehearsing with Juan today was like going back in time to our last performance together in Ratt at Irvine Meadows two decades ago – feels like it was yesterday."
Frontman Stephen Pearcy added, "After all these years, regrouping with the original band members is like riding a bike, you never forget. The first day in rehearsal was like years ago. Amazing to say the least."
Guitarist Carlos Cavazo commented, "I'm sure this could create yet another successful page in the band's history."
Croucier himself declared, "It's hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since we last played together. I’m personally looking forward to reconnecting with Ratt fans worldwide and I'm hopeful this will last far into the future."
Well, the band's entire hour-long set is above, so you can check out this long-awaited reunion for yourselves!