I don’t get anywhere near enough time to read in 2011, but when I do, I love to read rock biographies. They often provide an interesting, behind the scenes look of the careers of the bands I have followed for decades.
RATT drummer, Bobby Blotzer needs no introduction to the readers of this site. He has been one of my favorite drummers for as long as I have been listening to RATT. I first saw him play back in 1986 with RATT, and have never forgotten that show. I could not resist picking up his new book.
His book, Tales of a RATT: Things You Shouldn’t Know is a pretty good read. Some of the stories in this book are laugh out loud funny. Literally no one is safe in this book. Want the behind the scenes dirt on RATT? It is in there. Want to read some good stories that include Don Dokken, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Blackie Lawless, Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Matthias Jabs, Steven Tyler and more? It is in there too!
“Blotz” doesn’t hold back any punches, and gives a interesting, and sometimes not so nice look on many of the musicians we have all loved. In his defense, he doesn’t exactly paint himself as an angel either. I am glad he took the time to tell the stories that no one in else in RATT has.
My only real issue with this book is that the stories tend to bounce around, and the editing job could have been a lot better. I have found some infrequent misspellings amongst other errors. The average editing job really wasn’t enough of a distraction to keep me from enjoying this book.
If you are a fan of RATT, and have read and enjoyed the biographies, The Dirt, or Slash, you will likely enjoy Tales of a RATT. (If you like to download your books, this book is now available on the Kindle!) Check it out!!
Rating: Out of 10