RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer has slammed the band’s bassist, Juan Croucier, for usingthe RATT logo to promote his new project RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER.

RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER, which features Croucier alongside Pete Holmes (BLACK ‘N BLUE), Mike Moore and Toni Aleman, announced on Tuesday (August 4) that it embark on a series of U.S. dates in late September where it will exclusively play songs from the RATT catalog.

A few hours after RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER’s formation was announced, it apparently caught the attention of Blotzer, who, along with RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini, owns the RATT name and logo.

According to KNAC.COM, Blotzer posted the following message on his Facebook page (reposted with all the original misspellings and grammatical errors): “Juan Crucifer, uh oh, trouble ahead. See that logo /trade mark on your press release, opps, it’s owned , by me . Get that check book out my attorney not happy or price friendly for you. Ask Stephen, he can’t remember much, but he can that. dumb and dumber remain, well, Dumber. Sorry Ratt fans!” (Note: This post has since been deleted.)

A few hours later, Blotzer once again took to his Facebook page, writing: “Hey ya know what, yea I was nasty, I was coming from a mean place. And I still am. Imagine, Warren and I own the trade mark. Did I use it for my band bobby blotzer Ratt Experience? No! But he just up and breaks the law and uses it? Come now, you would do what in my shoes? Today is not going to be fun in his world. I kept that logo for US 4 TO USE. PERIOD. Look at this. The drummer even copping my gig. It’s pretty ballzy. I’ve exausted so much energy trying to get these kids to get along and play on the playground.”