RATT Cancel European Tour

RATT have been forced to cancel their european tour, including their set at Download because vocalist Stephen Pearcy needs urgent hernia surgery.

Andy Copping revealed on Twitter that he is looking for a big name band to take RATT’s place.

Download Announce 22 More Bands

A whopping 22 bands were added to the Download festival line up:

Steel Panther
HIM
Saxon
Airbourne
Coheed & Cambria
36 Crazyfists
Dilinger Escape Plan
Dommin
Taking Dawn
Unearth
Cinderella
A Day To Remember
Lawnmower Deth
Whitechapel
August Burns Red
Ratt
The Blackout
We are the Fallen
HellYeah
Y&T
Rise To Remain
Job For a Cowboy

Some really good bands there, also some really crap bands, But download right now is looking much stronger than Sonisphere. I wonder how they will try to top this with their next announcement.

RATT Name New Album

RATT’s new album Infestation will be released March 2010, produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette.