Are you content with Ratts legacy among all the 80s and glam-metal bands?
Absolutely not. Because I think ’80s bands as a whole, they carry this hair-band thing. I don’t understand it. I don’t think we were trend followers. Every person that’s reading this interview we’re doing can look back as far as grade school, high school, their early 20s and laugh at themselves and what they were wearing. This record pretty much is a redeeming thing for people to take us serious. I want to be taken serious. Maybe we don’t write lyrics that think socially like U2 does, but that doesn’t mean we don’t write in a way that moves people, and we should be taken seriously. But I’m not done. I’m going out fighting. It’s a lifelong thing. I’m the drummer of Ratt, and that’s what I want to be. Awesome, Bobby. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this. Thanks for a great interview, and take care. • Who: Scorpions with special guests Ratt • When: Friday, July 23 (8 p.m.) • Where: AT&T Center • Tickets: To be announced ‘Subscribe’ to the San Antonio Metal Music