Frontman Stephen Pearcy recently told fans of his plans to bring the group back together without drummer Bobby Blotzer, and now U.S. radio host Eddie Trunk has obtained a statement from the band's attorney making the get together official.

Blotzer toured with his own version of the group, insisting his former bandmates weren't interested in hitting the road, and his actions appear to have cost him a place in the reunion line-up.

Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier have wrested legal rights to the band name from Blotzer, and they'll tour in 2017 as Ratt.

The attorney's statement reads: "Blotzer has no further interest in the Ratt name and may now only refer to himself as a 'former member of Ratt' as per the partnership agreement."

Ratt enjoyed a string of hits in the 1980s, including Round and Round, Lay It Down, Wanted Man, and You're in Love. They were a big part of the Los Angeles 'hair metal' scene alongside acts like Motley Crue.