Warren De Martini had made his name as a guitarist of calibre with a string of platinum albums with RATT in the mid 80's. After the demise of RATT DeMartini became a member of WHITESNAKE and also recorded a solo album 'Crazy Enough To Sing For You' for the Japanese market. The album, produced by DWEEZIL ZAPPA, features session bass from Bob Daisley, fresh from RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's VERTEX project and known for his reputation with OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and URIAH HEEP amongst others. Drums were on hand from former BLACK SABBATH, BADLANDS and ALICE COOPER man Eric Singer.
During 1994 DeMartini formed up part of an all new look WHITESNAKE line up for a world tour to promote their 'Greatest Hits' album. DeMartini was involved in a RATT re-union in 1996 with an album, 'Collage' and an American tour the following year. Joining Warren in the revitalised RATT were vocalist Stephen Pearcy, drummer Bobby Blotzer and former NEW HAVEN and VINCE NEIL bassist Robbie Crane. Post millenium DeMartini would be in heavy demand although an announced union with DIO did not in fact transpire. In November of 2003 the guitarist was revealed to be involved in the much vaunted WHITE LION reunion. However, these plans fell by the wayside. In March 2004 DeMartini briefly hooked up with former SKID ROW vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH's new solo band.
With rumours of a RATT reunion in free flow once again, Di Martini undertook a series of US live dates in May 2006. Joining him on keyboards would be FERDY DOERNBERG, a German veteran of ROUGH SILK and AXEL RUDI PELL's band.
- Garry Sharpe-Young