Current track

Title

Artist

Background

Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy hopes to reunite classic lineup for album

Written by on January 26, 2021

Ratt has undergone numerous lineup changes (and fought in court over which members own the legal rights to the band name) since it’s last album, Infestation, was released over 10 years ago. A new album was expected to be released sometime soon; however singer Stephen Pearcy is suggesting that will not happen unless the surviving classic lineup gets back together to write and record it.

Said Pearcy via Blabbermouth, “I wouldn’t want to put a Ratt record out there without the original guys. I mean, it just wouldn’t make sense. We’ve tried it.” This is a change since Percy’s statements back in October, who then said that new Ratt music was on the way and that he had been writing with guitarist Jordan Ziff, who joined the group in 2018 after longtime axeman Warren DeMartini stepped down.

Pearcy acknowledged the shift in the band once guitarist Robbin Crosby left in 1991 (he later died in 2002). Said Pearcy, “He was my right-hand man creating this monster. And I knew it — I knew once he was out, we would be going through motions. It’s all cool, and it’s great, but how many replacements can you have in a band and still consider it legit? So if we’re going to have something on plastic, so to speak, forever, I’d rather have the original band do a record and just not do a Ratt record until that day comes — if it ever happens.”

Stephen Pearcy Wants Classic Ratt Reunion for One Last Album

Via ultimateclassicrock.com
 

Editorial credit: J.A. Dunbar / Shutterstock.com

Ratt has undergone numerous lineup changes (and fought in court over which members own the legal rights to the band name) since it’s last album, Infestation, was released over 10 years ago. A new album was expected to be released sometime soon; however singer Stephen Pearcy is suggesting that will not happen unless the surviving classic lineup gets back together to write and record it.

Said Pearcy via Blabbermouth, “I wouldn’t want to put a Ratt record out there without the original guys. I mean, it just wouldn’t make sense. We’ve tried it.” This is a change since Percy’s statements back in October, who then said that new Ratt music was on the way and that he had been writing with guitarist Jordan Ziff, who joined the group in 2018 after longtime axeman Warren DeMartini stepped down.

Pearcy acknowledged the shift in the band once guitarist Robbin Crosby left in 1991 (he later died in 2002). Said Pearcy, “He was my right-hand man creating this monster. And I knew it — I knew once he was out, we would be going through motions. It’s all cool, and it’s great, but how many replacements can you have in a band and still consider it legit? So if we’re going to have something on plastic, so to speak, forever, I’d rather have the original band do a record and just not do a Ratt record until that day comes — if it ever happens.”

Stephen Pearcy Wants Classic Ratt Reunion for One Last Album

Via ultimateclassicrock.com
 

Editorial credit: J.A. Dunbar / Shutterstock.com


Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *