Recently talking to Guitar World, guitarist Warren DeMartini mentioned that he wasn’t familiar with Whitesnake at the time he joined the group.
“Other than the John Sykes stuff, I really wasn’t familiar with Whitesnake. We did a tour right when Geffen put out a ”best of.”
”It was in the middle of the ’90s, kind of when rock wasn’t doing so well. We toured Japan and Europe, and that was awesome because Ratt didn’t play Europe that much.”
“We played in Russia, too, and had a great time. As a permanent thing, though, I don’t think that was ever taken seriously by David [Coverdale] or me.”
On his final days with RATT, he said:
“It was not a great time, because prior to that there was a lot of litigation about who could use the name. That got worked out and it seemed like we were in a good way to continue, but then it quickly turned into one step forward, four steps back. In hindsight, it really wasn’t worth the trouble in trying to keep it together.”