Bobby Blotzer is best known as drummer with Ratt. Robert John Blotzer, better known as Bobby Blotzer and nicknamed "Blotz" (1958,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a drummer most famous for playing drums in Ratt.
Blotzer attended Torrance High School in Torrance California along with his Ratt bandmate Juan Croucier.
Blotzer began his career as Ratt's drummer in 1982 after he was recruited by Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy. Blotzer helped Ratt achieve multi-platinum success by selling five consecutive platinum albums during the 1980s.
Ratt called it quits in 1992, and Blotzer started a more normal life outside the public eye. Five years later Ratt reformed and had toured once again.
In 2000 Stephen Pearcy apparently quit the group, and Bobby Blotzer has been at the time noticed for having an extreme dislike for Pearcy, when Pearcy was suing the band for touring under the "Ratt" name, and for claiming the band ruined their worldwide deal with Sony. Bobby Blotzer heavily denied the claims and said it was a bunch of "pathologic lies", and that Pearcy was a "sick person".
Bobby Blotzer and Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini won the court case to use the "Ratt" name. In 2002 former Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby died of a heroin overdose, which marked one of the most painful parts of Blotzer's life. Bobby Blotzer posted a message to his late bandmate affectionately referred to as "The King" by fans on the group's official web site and called Crosby "one of the most kind hearted, the most compassionate, intelligent, talented" people he'd ever known.
In 2007 Stephen Pearcy reunited with the group.
When former Warrant frontman Jani Lane took a little side step in 2006 and recorded some new rock tunes under the moniker Angel City Outlaws, he recruited Bobby Blotzer for his band. Soon after they renamed themselves to Saints Of The Underground.
Bobby Blotzer also played with several other side projects over the years, such as Twenty 4 Seven, Phucket, FireFoxx, Airborne, Angel City Outlaws, and Contraband. He has also played as a touring drummer for Montrose. He also played for Don Dokken, and Italian/Swiss musician Vic Vergat.