Ratt release Detonator

Detonator is Ratt's fifth studio album, released in August 1990.

Though their previous album, Reach for the Sky, went Platinum, it met with much criticism regarding the quality of their songs. In an attempt to regain the popularity that Ratt had in the mid-1980s, the band parted ways with long-time producer Beau Hill. Hitmaker Desmond Child and his personal sound engineer Sir Arthur Payson were hired to helm the project.

In 1991, guitarist Robbin "The King" Crosby exited the band, after the Japanese leg of the Detonator Tour.