Saturday, March 31, 2012

OFFICIAL: ROBBIE CRANE LEAVES RATT

Robbie Crane
Ratt bass player Robbie Crane has announced his departure from the band after 15 years.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Crane wrote, “Hey all, Just thought I would let you know that as of a week ago I have decided to quit RATT… For me, it is just time to move on,” while in his official press release he thanked “all of the Ratt fans who have been so supportive through my tenure. It has been a pleasure!”

Crane wrapped up his departure press release with “See you this summer,” possibly a reference to touring commitments with George Lynch’s Lynch Mob. A Lynch Mob mega-reunion occurred this weekend when original drummer (and Lynch’s fellow Dokken alumnus) Mick Brown and the band’s second vocalist, Robert Mason (now in Warrant), joined the current Lynch Mob lineup of Lynch, Crane, vocalist Oni Logan and drummer Scot Coogan on stage in Arizona.

Lynch Mob is on the same bill as Dokken, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff and John Corabi at the Rock the Falls festival at Sandy Downs Race Track, Idaho Falls, Idaho on Saturday, June 23.

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