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  • Black Star Riders’ Second Album has “Killer Instinct”

    Black Star Riders’ Second Album has “Killer Instinct”

    The second album from Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct, is the band’s first with seasoned rock bassist Robbie Crane. Crane replaced Marco Mendoza in early 2014, bringing a sound formed during stints with the Vince Neil Band and Ratt to BSR, which was formed by members of Thin Lizzy. The Killer Instinct is available... »

  • Marco Mendoza Leaves Black Star Riders

    Marco Mendoza Leaves Black Star Riders

    The Black Star Riders have announced that founding bassist Marco Mendoza will be leaving the fold after their current U.S. tour wraps up on June 22nd. Mendoza, who also plays in Thin Lizzy, cites other projects and schedule conflicts as the reason for his departure. The group has already named former RATT and Lynch Mob... »

  • Robbie Crane Quits Ratt

    Robbie Crane Quits Ratt

    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... »

  • Robbie Crane: RATT is on Indefinite Hiatus

    Robbie Crane: RATT is on Indefinite Hiatus

    After rumors of being fired from RATT, bassist Robbie Crane responded by stating that the iconic glam metal band is on “indefinite hiatus.” He responded to a question from the bloggers at Metal Sludge: “As far as I’m concerned there is no Ratt to be ‘fired’ from as Ratt is on an indefinite hiatus as... »

  • Rotosound announces guest appearances at NAMM Show

    String manufacturer Rotosound has announced a line-up of bassists who will be making appearances at their booth at NAMM 2010 on Saturday, the 16th of January. Five guests are scheduled for that day, including Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses/Velvet Revolver, James Lomenzo of Megadeth, Eva Gardener, who has been touring with Pink, Robbie Crane... »

  • Rotosound announces NAMM show guest appearances

    Rotosound’s Winter NAMM special guests include Billy Sheehan, Duff McKagan, James Lomenzo, Doug Ardito, Matt Snell, Warren DeMartini, Walter Trout, Carlos Cavazo and Robbie Crane will all make appearances. Schedule: James Lomenzo: Friday 1/16 at 2pm Duff McKagan & Doug Ardito: Saturday 1/17 at 12pm RATT: Saturday 1/17 at 2pm Billy Sheehan & Matt Snell:... »