During an interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that aired yesterday (Thursday, June 14), guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) revealed that he recently received an offer to play with RATT.
Asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of RATT— presumably alongside singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier for their upcoming shows without Warren DeMartini — George responded: "Mmm-hmm. We just couldn't come to an agreement on it. They haven't called me back. I've been staring at the phone. My wife's like, 'Honey, want to go to bed or eat something?' I'm like, 'I'm waiting for the RATT phone to ring.' I'm good with it."
Interestingly, DeMartini — who is apparently no longer a member of RATT — had a short stint with DOKKEN in the early 1990s when Lynch was out of the band. He returned to RATT in 1996.
RATT recently announced plans to move forward with Pearcy and Croucier and as as-yet-unrevealed lineup of other musicians. The group's first show featuring its new lineup will take place in Mulvane, Kansas on July 7.