While Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer and guitarist Warren DeMartini duke it out over who has the right to tour under the band name, bassist Juan Croucier has hit the road with his own spin-off band.

Croucier's new project, dubbed Ratt's Juan Croucier, played its first show at the Token Lounge in Westland, Mich., on Sept. 24, debuting a set list devoted to Ratt cuts like "Nobody Rides for Free" (which you can check out in the fan-shot footage above) and "Back for More" (which you can watch below). Unsurprisingly, Croucier sounded excited to be back onstage when he checked in on Twitter after the show.

"Most people do not know that Juan wrote or co-wrote the majority of the Ratt hits," Croucier's publicist explained in a press release announcing the new band. "For the first time ever, an opportunity to hear the man who wrote the material sing the material. The only original member of Ratt to never take part in a Ratt reunion returns to the stage. This time as the frontman singing and performing the songs that he wrote. It has been far too long, now the driving force behind the performances of Ratt has returned."

As previously reported, Croucier's Ratt tribute may soon have company on the touring circuit. Drummer Blotzer, citing frustration over the band's ongoing inactivity following singer Stephen Pearcy's most recent exit, has announced his own plans to play with a new lineup — plans that were quickly criticized by DeMartini, who said he's doing what he can to force a name change.

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