RATT (Band)

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    The OC Man Behind Inside Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal

    by John Totten The late '70s and early 1980s was an exciting time in the history of music in Southern California. From Reseda to Pomona to Anaheim, young rock bands and musicians learned their craft and plied their trade in the live music clubs that flourished in the region. In Huntington Beach, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2012

    Def Leppard - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 6/22/12

    Def Leppard Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 6/22/12 Having a Broadway play named after one of your signature songs is a compliment, but seeing it turned into a bloated studio film featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood is a whole different story. But that's what Def Leppard's legacy has ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Ryan Adams Slays 'Em

    [Mental Notes] An inside look at his taping session for KCRW

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Ryan Adams at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica Last Night

    Lilledeshan BoseNo photos allowed! This time, he wore a Slayer shirt.​Ryan AdamsNovember 16th, 2011Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio taping for KCRWHaving witnessed Ryan Adams at the Balboa Theater in San Diego nearly a month ago, It still ranks as one of my top shows of the year. Ryan Adams's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Five Music Biopics We'd Like To See

    ​ Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story). With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Ratt at the Pacific Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ratt and DokkenAugust 1, 2010Pacific AmphitheaterWith my early musical nourishment obtained through music videos, my first exposure to Ratt was through such classic music videos as "Round and Round" and "Lay It Down." These videos shaped my early cassette collection which ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010


    Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ratt on Saturday at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: With massive rock geek fest NAMM in town, the House of Blues Anaheim wisely booked 1980s glam metal faves Ratt. In case you missed the memo, the San Diego band (or at least that's where they formed back in the '70s) is gearing up for the release of Infestation, their first album in over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Showgazing: Jack's Fourth Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    ​It's easy to forget how big the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine actually is. Most people probably don't spend that much time thinking about it. Probably about as much time as you spend thinking about its water park neighbor, Wild Rivers, in the middle of October. But after a hilly, five m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    Ladies of Rock

    The Donnas

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    On-Sale Saturday: The Game, The Pretenders, More

    Kind of a lot of shows going on sale this weekend, including our good friend The Game. Yay! Details after the jump!

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Tonight: Army Navy, The Shys at The Coach House

    Army Navy—an excellent power-pop band from LA, returns to Orange County tonight with a show at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. It's a surprisingly hip show for that venue; not trying to talk out of class or anything, but their next two shows after this are the Bacon Brothers and Stephen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Taste of Chaos Tour-Avenged Seven Fold and Atreyu at the Long Beach Arena

    It's funny how music styles always manage to come full circle, even the ones some would like to forget. Sure, people may have thrown their stretchy leotard pants and hairspray in the garbage a couple decades ago, but who says hair metal is dead? Definitely not anyone packed into the Long Beach arena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    The Donnas at Crash Mansion LA on 02/06

    Four brazen broads and one bold boy blew up the stage last night at Crash Mansion LA in downtown Los Angeles. With the brisk air, clear skies, enthusiastic crowd and overtly friendly staff of Crash Mansion, one almost felt as though he or she had been transported to downtown San Francisco rather tha ... More >>