On August 17th, Ratt frontman and solo artist, Stephen Pearcy, was a guest on Eddie’s SiriusXM, Trunk Nation. Excerpts from the interview appear below (transcribed by blabbermouth.net).

When asked how the chemistry has been in the reunited Ratt since the band’s relaunch almost a year ago? Pearcy replied, It’s good. It’s getting your feet wet. It’s the same bicycle; you just learn to ride it again. We’re having a good time. It’s just trying to do the right shows to re-establish the footing. So we [stopped playing live] — Sturgis [in South Dakota] was our last show — and we’re gearing up for the next year. We want some time to do it — to do it properly. We’re talking about [making] a [new] record. We’ll see what happens. It’s been many years [since we released something new]…. We’re regrouping and preparing for next year, which is gonna take time, because, like I said, there’s a record we’re talking about. And we’ll see what happens. But we have to regroup and prepare for the next assault.”

On making full length albums, Pearcy stated, “…I have my own record label for a reason. I just love making records. A record, whether people buy it or not, it’s still this story. Otherwise, we can whip out singles all day long. Warren and I have been writing, so we can do it all day, every day. But a record and a concept is, to me, still important.”

Pearcy also confirmed that Croucier will be heavily involved in the writing process for the band’s next album, marking the bassist’s first appearance since 1990’s Detonator. And although the singer was reasonably happy with how Infestation turned out, Stephen said that “with Juan back in the mix writing and stuff, the next record will be quite a lot different.”

Joining Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini in RATT’s current lineup are former Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, White Lion and Megadeth, among others.

5 Responses

  1. Glad to hear that they are getting along. I thought INFESTATION was a pretty strong record for Ratt, so it will be interesting to hear the difference with Juan C. helping with the songwriting. You have to wonder what Blotzer is thinking about this comments!

  2. To me, RATT was the first “hair/glam” band when they first dubbed themselves as “Fashion Rock” upon the release of their first EP on Time Coast Records. I wish the RATT boys the best success moving forward since prevailing in the legalities against that douchebag Blotzer. I think RATT write songs with great hooks. I enjoy watching Juan’s dance moves, and Warren is a shredder guitarist whose talents often gets overlooked. TELL THE WORLD that RATT is back!!

  3. Bobby has got to be livid about this situation. They wouldn’t return his calls for years, and the minute he tries to play those songs, they shut him down and replaced him.
    I do think he overestimated his place in the band though. Hurling personal insults definitely wont get him back in the band, so he really burned that bridge.
    Just a thought, I think a “one last time” double bill of all original Ratt and Skid Row might have been fun for the fans.

    1. Totally agree with your statement concerning Blotzer! He is a pretty decent drummer, but I definitely think had a big ego about his place in the band. Very rare for a drummer to be able to pull off being the band leader! And, while I agree the fans would love a double bill of “all original” RATT and SKID ROW, no way it will happen. Blotzer ruined his chances of playing with RATT again, and Robin Crosby is gone (RIP). And the guys in SKID ROW have said they will NEVER reunite with Sebastian Bach!

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