pearcybookcover Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy’s autobiography, Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock, will be released on May 7th through Simon & Schuster. In conjunction with the release, Pearcy has scheduled some book signings. They are as follows:

May 7th 6 PM – Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
May 9th 6 PM – Changing Hands, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ
May 11th 1 PM – Book Soup, 8818 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock chronicles Pearcy’s life from childhood to the formation of Ratt in the 1970s and the band’s rise to prominence in the Sunset Strip hair metal scene of the ’80s.

Says the publisher, “Thanks to their taste for heroin, handguns, and hamming it up, Ratt has a story packed with the drugs, depravity and mind-blowing fashion you’d expect from a top-selling band of the era. Ratt was notorious for their concert contract rider, which required backstage posters of naked chicks, cases of champagne, and a dozen condoms… or no show.

In Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll, Stephen shares how he was primed for a life of excess from a young age — his father died of a heroin overdose when he was 12, and by the age of 15, Stephen was himself a drug addict, a pill-popper and primary acid supplier to the city of San Diego. He also reveals:

How Ratt formed in the ’70s, their early gigs among rock and roll giants on the Sunset Strip, and what Pearcy was willing to do in order to make it big (involving a certain booking agent).

Over-the-top, surreal stories starring celeb friends Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, and Drew Barrymore.
Explicit details of his relationships with hundreds of groupies and the complete debauchery of the pre-AIDS Sunset strip.
Pearcy’s friendship with Ratt’s thrill-seeking guitarist Robbin Crosby, who became his partner in crime in all of Ratt’s wild adventures.
Blunt sincerity about twenty-something years’ worth of alcohol and drug abuse, culminating in a crippling heroin addiction and rehab.

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll contains all the tales of Pearcy’s seemingly ludicrous rock star excess — namely, the trashed hotel rooms, the hordes of groupies, and the flagrant drug abuse. In this tell-all, Stephen Pearcy finally lets music fans see behind the scenes into the lifestyle that was governed by rock stars of a certain era, and gives them a glimpse of just what you can get away with when you’re a hair metal star.

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  • Arnold on

    Does anybody give a Ratts Ass about one of the worst hair bands. Well with no talent at least they had the hair to get them through.

    • vinnie the wiz on

      hey arnold, what u talkin bout ratt was killer and warren could smoke 99 percent of the players out there go smoke mr drummonds pole

    • Don on

      Hey Arnold, if you don’t give a Ratts Ass, why are you reading the article? Easy to pick on any metal band that came out of the LA scene in the 80’s. But that’s why you’re comments show your ignorance. Ratt was one of the most underrated bands of the 80’s period. Like the Wiz says, DeMartini still is one of the best guitar players in rock today, and Lay it Down is the solo to prove it (just ask Guitar Magazine when that song came out). Go to your Metallica page or whatever site you need to go to so that you can feel some type of superiority as a music ‘lover’. Ratt ‘n’ Roll is some of the best music that came out back in the day.

  • Franky on

    Hey Arnold, By making an idiotic statement like this you have just made any future comments or opinions you post on this site meaningless. Your intitled to your opinion, you maybe dont like like their music or dont care for their look, but to say they have no talent! You cant possibly have a clue. Demartini is one of the most underratted guitarists of the 80s. You are probably a Rush and Dream Theater fan who turns their nose up at anything that doesnt feature technical aptitude. Open your ears and your mind

  • jason on

    I like Rush and Dream Theater. I also happen to like Rat.

  • Arnold on

    A quote of Tom Petty: “Its only rock music. Its not suppose to be that good”. At least I got peoples’ attention which was my intent. So the “pole” mention and “dream theatre” and some band named “Rush” are not good analogies. Although I have never listened to any of those music machines anyway. What Petty meant behind that quote was for people to liten up and enjoy what music is suppose to do. Entertain! Its not suppose be serious. So liten up and enjoy the “riffs”. I rest my case and appreciate all of your feedback. I still think “the hair” thing gotten in the way of the music in the 80’s.

    • Don on

      So Arnold, you quote Tom Petty on a Metal site and call RATT a ‘no talent’ band, and then you say you did it to get attention (plus you don’t know DT or Rush)? Good to know your an internet Troll looking for reaction cause apparently you can’t garner any in your real life. I’ve got another Tom Petty quote for you – ‘don’t come around here no more’….

  • MJ on

    Cant wait to read Pearcy’s book, Ratt was the shit back in the day, when “out of the cellar” hit I had someone drive me 30 miles to a mall to buy it, then I was the shit for being the only kid in my small town to have it. Pearcy is the man, I gotta have it!

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