After 15 years of holding down the low end for Ratt, bassist Robbie Crane has announced his departure from the group, whose hits include “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “Lay It Down.” The news comes just after the band announced plans for a new album and tour this year.
In talking with Arizona radio station 93.3 KDKB, Crane says it was time to move on.
“I’ve been playing in Lynch Mob since October of 2010. It’s a thing that I’ve always loved doing, and I love playing with the band,” he explained. “As of recently, I’ve moved on from Ratt – I definitely quit Ratt – and I let them all know that. But you know what?! It’s not because of Lynch Mob. I’d been with Ratt for 15 years and it was time to move on. I love being in Lynch Mob and this is where my heart’s at.”
Crane joined Ratt in 1996 and is featured on four of their seven albums. As of yet, no replacement has been announced.