SINGER STEPHEN PEARCY QUITS RATT

pearcybookcover Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy has released the following statement:

“After 30 years creating the band Ratt and losing a real brother, Robbin, it’s time that I personally part ways with the band.
I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum, and most of all, the disrespect to the fans.

I’m very content and proud of the legacy and the music I’ve created. This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes.

I owe no one anything but a huge heartfelt thank you for coming to the party for the last 30 years.
With much respect, life goes on and the music I created will continue to be heard for years to come despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long.

I will personally continue to make music and perform live shows.
See you out there.
Sincerely,
SEPearcy”

Ratt’s last album was 2010′s Infestation.

Comments

  1. No matter what you do Stephen we will be rocking out to Ratt forever bro,\\mm//

    • Song Butcher says:

      It ain’t worth the turmoil when ya got talent to burn. Fuck um and thanks for getting me laid backstage in little old Podunk Sioux City back in the 80’s. She was ripe, baby. I’m sure She made the tour bus after the show but during,,haha,,She made me a happy Ratt fan.

    • Hey Eddie and some of your followers! From an 80’s girl point of view …. I met SP once. Yes, sadly, he was on the cocky side but I’ve met worse …. Ted Nugent was at top of the list. Anyhow, me and my BFF (as they call it these days) were innocents …. just at the right place at the right time. Autographs and pictures were just fine by us. However, for all the people disn’g SP and other Ratt members ….. keep this in mind …. you didn’t take any offense to them when your buying their albums or attending their concerts. If YOU ARE ON This blog, you’re already a f’g’ phoney …. otherwise, you wouldn’t know who SP was if he spit on you!!!! Another point…. These guys and the music of the 80’s are part of our younger years! After almost 30 years of ‘growing up’ I’d give anything to be in my late teens or twenties again. Listening to Ratt, Bon Jovi, etc brings those memories flooding back. I don’t care about what Ratt or the rest of them ‘grew up’ to be …. but I wouldn’t trade those memories for gold. So weather you’re military (hmmhmm …. speaking of cocky …. pot/kettle?), blue collar, white collar, rocker, sinner or saint …. again, if YOU ARE reading this blog…. you have NO room to criticize as YOU WERE a fan at one time! Keep your regrets and any pompous opinions to yourselves! Stephen, I sincerely hope you’re reading this ….. If so, I wish you all the best and hope to meet you again one day!

  2. Wy Grimm says:

    Ratt… Ratt… Ratt? Oooohhhh… These guys didn’t get real jobs after their one-hit not-so-wonder?
    I thought they were working in the pool cleaning business with Axl Rose. I remember when they served drinks and puke buckets at a VanHalen concert in Boulder, CO… Served popcorn at a Billy Graham Crusade in Anaheim.

    • Rocky Hardwick says:

      You don’t last for 30 years without doing something right. What have YOU been doing all that time that people remember?

      • Freedom's Defender says:

        Erm… 20+ years of active Military Service defending my country’s right to freedom?

        Now, what have YOU been doing all that time for people to remember?

        • God bless you and thank you for your service!!!

          Dana from EddieTrunk.com :)

        • Well said Freedom’s Defender…God bless you and your service to our country.

        • Holy Smoke says:

          Ooooh, someone mentions military service and we’re all supposed to hit the floor and bow to our sworn protectors and saviors! I’m not anti-military, and the commitment to serve in the armed forced is certainly admirable in many ways, but let’s make one thing clear: The only thing you’ve been “defending” is the USA’s perceived “right” to make third-world countries safe for capitalism. I hope you resisted the urge to indulge in the poppie fields you’ve been helping to protect.

    • David Coverdale says:

      You seem a little bitter since those photos of your mother on that U-Haul lift gate from the Dancing Under Cover Tour surfaced ….I’m guessing you still haven’t figured which backline tech is you REAL father ????? Well tell your mums Donna “Donkey-Punch” thanks from the Team .

    • Someone lives in their mom’s basement and needs to get a paper route!

    • STFU!

  3. One thing people have to realize is that musicians are assholes.

    • J Harbin says:

      Um,, being a musician and a singer myself, I will just have to say that not ALL musicians are assholes.. Considering I have met, body guarded, and even played with some of these people, I will agree that SOME of them are, some not.. Depends on the PERSON, NOT the profession. Not really fair of you to judge someone for being a musician. Perhaps they are assholes to you because they can do something that you can’t?? Perhaps maybe they stole your girlfriend and all took a turn with her backstage?? Is that why you are so hostile about musicians?? Hey, here’s an idea,, pick up a guitar, learn to play it, get in a band, land a deal, make millions of dollars, deal with millions of idiots like you on a day to day basis and see what kind of person YOU turn out to be.. Just sayin..

    • metal foReVer1972 says:

      Not all are assholes

  4. Michelle says:

    This is the first band I ever fell in love with. The Summer of ’85 I was 11 years old and I was floored by this band. I never saw anything so cool or attractive in my life as Stephen Pearcy. I saw them in concert one time and I felt like I knew them. They were so present in my life with their music. My best friend and I listened to them everyday and we bought anything they put out. She died when we were teenagers; Ratt was such a major part of our lives, anytime I hear or see them I think of her. This band was awesome and I loved them. I wish Steve the best of luck, I hope I see him again on stage some day.

  5. I saw Ratt with special guest Bon Jovi in ’85, with Kix and Helix in ’89, and again around 2000. I credit the ’89 show for me losing some portion of my hearing from 3rd row without earplugs. My ears rang for quite a while by standing in front of Warren for 90 mins of noise.

    They haven’t produced anything good in 25 years so it’s probably time to hang it up anyway.

  6. Ratt was great in its heyday… circa RATT and Out of the cellar, but honestly, if you have listened to anything Stephen Pearcy has done live since about 1990, it is incredibly bad. His voice is shit, and Ratt is much better off with someone who can actually sing and stay in key.

    • Absolutely! Was waiting on some one to tell it like it is. Love him ( I do ), Hate him ( I have ) or indifferent ( now ) he wrote some amazing songs and some great riffs but after seeing them in Maryland, retire. The voice is shot. Gone. Nowhere even close to sounding like he did. I don’t know him but his current voice is DONE.

  7. Rattaboop71 says:

    Stephen you will be missed in the band, Im truly sadded to hear this news today. I know you are doing this for the reasons you feel are right for you. I will always support your dision and listen to anything you do and or promote. I had truly hoped you all could have made it work this time. Good Luck in your new endevuers and know I will always be there. Love to you and the family always.

  8. Herb Smith says:

    So? You guys haven’t made any good music in 30 years.
    By the way, Eddie, I cannot watch “That Metal Show” any more. Those two idiots they have paired you with know NOTHING about music and their opinions are laughable at best. Maybe when they get new co-hosts or just let you do the show by yourself, I will watch again. Rock on Eddie!

  9. how many times can someone sing ’round and round’ before getting completely sick of it?

    the fact that he held out for this long is an accomplishment in itself.

  10. Get John Corbi back.

    • Hey @ Izzy…It’s Corabi you idiot! And BTW…HE SUCKED! I’m sure a guy named John Corbi could sing better than Corabi. You people are F-tards! Stephen was the the RATT sound…and always will be! He, Warren, Bobby, Juan & Robbin(RIP) were RATT! I have seen them as much as I can, and will continue to go see Stephen, but will not be able to listen to “RATT” w/out his sound. These guys can be a-holes…but who cares, I just want to hear the songs…I’m not marrying them! I took my whole family to Rocklahoma in 2007(I live in San Diego) to see all my favorite bands from the 80’s, and more specifically, RATT. I have a pic of me, the wife, and 2 of my boys at the stage w/ Warren playing his R&R solo to my kid. Those are memories I will NEVER forget! So suck it all you haters!

  11. Wasn’t Ratt exterminated years ago?

  12. Stephen lives with his mum in san diego. she makes him take out the garbage and driver her to her doctors appointments

  13. Stephen can’t sing anymore.
    Quit smoking and call Gary Catone!

  14. When Blotz & Steve look at their sad bank accounts, you’ll see it again. Maybe he can play that restaurant near Boston again. Blotz in september: “We got 85 people in the house!!!”.

  15. STFU!

  16. Steve were you always one of my favorite artist, hate to see you go dude,but you won’t be forgotten I still got all the albums and I still blare my stereo loud of Pratt my 8 yr old son loves listening to you all and Def Leppard,its funny how he knows the lyrics

  17. *Ratt

  18. This sucks Infestation was a great record and I was looking forward to more new music since Juan is back in the band now.

  19. Loved this band. “Our Of The Cellar” was so great. I jammed to that record everyday when I was a kid. Steven was unique in his vocals at that time. Most metal bands at the time had lead singers that all sounded the same. All tried to sing way too high and were Zepplin wanna bees. Robert Plant hit the high notes when the time was right. Most of these dudes singing back them were just horrible high tenor’s. breaking glass throughout the song. Steven was different. He stayed within his range and had a crunch to his voice. Bluesy some. I was a RATT fan prolly because of his voice being different. All the bands had killer guitar players back then but having a unique lead singer helped RATT. Thanks Steven for the hard work bro!!! Keep On Rockin!!

  20. Steven Pearcy? What a great guy and incredible singer! Said nobody,ever.

  21. Dwayne Cole says:

    Hopefully RATT will get a good singer. Good band.

  22. Stephen, loved you guys when Out of the Cellar hit. After that, I watched Bon Jovi open for and destroy you guys on about 10 feet of stage. What a bunch of drunken posers you’d become during that tour. From that day forward it was obvious you had no work ethic. Sad. A couple of really good records followed… but I never paid to watch you live a second time.

    You’re about as good as a front man can be when he can’t sing. Unfortunately you started believing your own hype. Seriously, dude, just hang ‘em up and find another way to earn a buck. Outside a recording studio, your voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

    Adios and thanks for the music. Just keep your promise to stay away this time.

  23. Seen RATT at Surf Ball Room in 2013 and was impressed. He did great. Glad I got to see them before this. Grunge ruined it all. Depressing stuff. Want to talk about bad, go see a Doken concert.

  24. Logan Lauderdale says:

    I seen RATT in the Quad Cities they were great I hope they work it out I want to c them again, but if they don’t I would b happy with just seeing Stephen Pearcy perform.

  25. Stephen, too bad you didn’t keep your voice and lose your arrogance…instead, it was the reverse. As much as I appreciate the music you’ve created and memories your songs have provided, I’m disappointed in your ego. I was backstage w/you guys at Halfway Jam in MN and everyone in the band was great with the fans…except you. I listened to both you and Blotz on Eddie Trunk the other day and the only one that spoke with any clarity and credibility was Blotz…and the reason I can say that is that I experienced it first-hand at HWJ. I got pics with Warren, Juan, Bobby and Carlos…they were extremely appreciative of the fact that we came out to see you guys. But not you, you stood away from the folks surround by your cronies. Jerk move. I saw you guys twice last summer and, sadly and expectedly, after years great music, your voice was disappointing. I feel bad for saying it because we all get old (me inclusive) and things just don’t work like they used to…my point here is that you have to let some of that ego go, dude. As tough as it is. Your other band mates are great w/the fans…I think its because what they bring to the band is not governed by the natural evolution of our bodies as we get older, as what you’ve brought to Ratt…your distinct voice. Deal w/your aging as we all have to and your fans will be ok w/it. Living in the past w/this arrogant attitude will only bring the demise of your fan-base. Ratt-n-Roll…w/o the attitude. Continued good luck to Warren/Juan/Bobby/Carlos!

  26. tex trucker says:

    Well Sep I wish you the best, however this is a mistake. Who cares who has ownership.everyone gets a fair shake at the money. Just be a team player. Have a good attitude and rock our asses off. We had it back ..y’all were making progress, big progress…great album then, here comes your press release..well thanks. We really had your back this time man..

  27. I’m from Erie P. a. The band “Ratt” should
    Release 1 more record under their roadrunner
    Agreement. And then do a short 6 month tour
    And call it a day, say their good byes and also to
    All us fans that stood behind “Ratt” members.
    This way, everyone feels more at ease with each other
    And also the fans. Come on Stephen, don’t leave without
    Doing 1 more Ratt album! And other band members
    Just do what you do best”. Play some good hard rock
    And roll!!! Peace.

  28. Hey Eddie and some of your followers! From an 80’s girl point of view …. I met SP once. Yes, sadly, he was on the cocky side but I’ve met worse …. Ted Nugent was at top of the list. Anyhow, me and my BFF (as they call it these days) were innocents …. just at the right place at the right time. Autographs and pictures were just fine by us. However, for all the people disn’g SP and other Ratt members ….. keep this in mind …. you didn’t take any offense to them when your buying their albums or attending their concerts. If YOU ARE ON This blog, you’re already a f’g’ phoney …. otherwise, you wouldn’t know who SP was if he spit on you!!!! Another point…. These guys and the music of the 80’s are part of our younger years! After almost 30 years of ‘growing up’ I’d give anything to be in my late teens or twenties again. Listening to Ratt, Bon Jovi, etc brings those memories flooding back. I don’t care about what Ratt or the rest of them ‘grew up’ to be …. but I wouldn’t trade those memories for gold. So weather you’re military (hmmhmm …. speaking of cocky …. pot/kettle?), blue collar, white collar, rocker, sinner or saint …. again, if YOU ARE reading this blog…. you have NO room to criticize as YOU WERE a fan at one time! Keep your regrets and any pompous opinions to yourselves! Stephen, I sincerely hope you’re reading this ….. If so, I wish you all the best and hope to meet you again one day!

  29. I agree with Steve from P.a 1 more album and 6 month tour. Then you guys can say your good byes. Good luck to you Stephen keep kickin ass out there with your solo music

    • Yea, I’m Steven, that guy from Erie P.A.
      It’s a real sham that “Ratt” went this direction,
      And They just got their original bassist back. ( former Dokken Bassist ).
      After all the good years, the “Ratt ” members all of them past and present
      All contributed to their success. And now for whatever reason the singer Steven left.
      I and many others thought, ” Ratt ” was back for a little while longer. What ever happens happens, and if adults can’t get along then, what roll model are we sending
      To all are fans!!! Steve. Peace!

  30. Mark Lavalle says:

    Ratt with Jake E. Lee played in my back yard on my 19th birthday (1981) in El Segundo.

  31. Cesar serrato says:

    saw you back in the 80s keep up with you until the death of your brother to me ratt was always the best heavy metal group around and always will be thank you for the great songs you made Steve and wish you the best of luck

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