RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Battling Liver Cancer

During a recent interview with Laughingmonkeymusic, RATT’s Stephen Pearcy revealed that he is battling liver cancer. The singer says he was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.

Pearcy said the following:

“How I found out is just through a blood test. I had hepatitis. Well, then, getting another checkup, I found out, ‘By the way, you’ve got a bit of cancer thing going there. We’ve gotta get in there.’ Then your whole world changes. Still, I didn’t feel like it needed to be out there until I started feeling guilty. Like, ‘Wow, man, I can help some people.’ Get blood tests. Take care of yourself.”

He also added:

“Everything’s kind of copacetic now. I’m on a ritual and monitoring things. I don’t know why I’m still here, but, look, I’m appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it’s such a drag. But it’s under control.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

RATT Frontman Stephen Pearcy Releases New Documentary “Nothing To Lose”

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released a new documentary titled “Nothing To Lose – A Stephen Pearcy Rockumentary.” The film, which focuses on the frontman’s life and career, is available on ASY TV via Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Firestick or at ASYTV.com.

Stephen Pearcy (RATT) Premieres Video For Previously Unreleased Song “Don’t Wanna Talk About It”

Stephen Pearcy (RATT) has shared a video for a previously unreleased solo song titled “Don’t Wanna Talk About It.” The track was said to have been written “circa 2000s” and it features guitarist Erik Ferentinos, bassist Mike Duda, and drummer Greg D’Angelo.

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Confirms That Bobby Blotzer Will Be Joining Him During His April Livestream Concert

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has officially confirmed that Bobby Blotzer will be joining him during his livestream concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on April 2. That show will also feature musicians who have performed with Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Danzig, HELLYEAH, and Arcade. Tickets can be found HERE. Pearcy told the “80’s Glam Metalcast” the following:

“Well, I kind of put it out there that my drummer from RATT, Bobby Blotzer, might be showing up, so we can count on that, probably.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Stephen Pearcy (RATT) Officially Announces April Livestream Concert

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has officially confirmed that his upcoming livestream concert will be held at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on April 2 at 7 p.m. PDT / 10 p.m. EDT. The show will find the frontman joined by his solo band as well as musicians who have performed with Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Danzig, HELLYEAH, and Arcade. Another “very special guest,” who is rumored to be former RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer, will also take part. Tickets can be found HERE.

Stephen Pearcy Rumored To Be Joined By Former RATT Drummer Bobby Blotzer During Upcoming Virtual Concert

According to Metal Sludge, there are rumors circulating that seem to suggest that Stephen Pearcy will be joined by his former RATT bandmate Bobby Blotzer during an upcoming virtual concert. That show will reportedly be filmed on February 26-27 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Notably, Pearcy has since shared the Metal Sludge article along with the caption: “Hmmm, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Stephen Pearcy Announces “Backstage Past” Docuseries, Says He Wouldn’t Want To Release A New RATT Album Without The Classic Lineup

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has revealed that he planning to launch a new docuseries called “Backstage Past.” The show will begin filming on February 23.

Here’s a description of the series:

“With virtual gigs becoming a new norm and the new “house party,” Pearcy will introduce his “house party”-style sessions on his soon-to-be-released docuseries, “Backstage Past”, on ASY TV (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV). Expect the unexpected — from touring around locations from MICKEY RATT and early RATT days to behind the scenes of Stephen’s livestreams to jamming with friends.”

In other news, Pearcy also discussed the possibility of a new RATT album on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” [via Blabbermouth]:

“I wouldn’t wanna put a RATT record out there without the original guys. I mean, it just wouldn’t make sense. We’ve tried it.

Look, I accepted it a long time ago when Robbin [Crosby, late RATT guitarist] left the band, we lost a big element of direction. 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 gonna 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.”

He also added the following when asked when he last spoke to guitarist Warren DeMartini:

“Probably a couple of weeks back. We had some business to talk about, him and I, about some of the stuff we wrote. Which is great, ’cause Warren and I actually had a song in the can, written, that we can actually play and release. And there was another one we were starting to work on that was amazing. So you get me and Warren in a room, and we’ll start writing immediately.”

He continued when asked if DeMartini would be open to doing something with RATT again:

“No. I can’t say anything like that. All I’m saying is we had stuff to talk about, and a couple of songs that we did, and that’s it. And a record of ours. And we just chatted. So that’s where it went.”

Pearcy went on to say that he has also been speaking to drummer Bobby Blotzer again:

“I do talk to Bobby. Bobby and I are — it’s love-hate, brother kind of a gig. We keep in touch and talk about positive things. He still has interest, so there are some things to talk about. And Warren is the same.

Look, life goes on. Life’s short. Hate’s not a good thing. There’s communication. But I can’t say anything.”

Pearcy then reiterated his desire to make a new album with the classic lineup:

“As far as doing a record right now, I really wouldn’t wanna have guys that weren’t really in the band on the record. And I think that was Warren’s sentiment a long time ago — without having me on a record — so I’m just giving back the courtesy consideration.

I would really like to actually finish the song that Warren and I had started, and the one that we have in the can, I would love to release it. I’m gonna talk to him about it, if we can just put it out there and just turn people on. He’s not some aggro dude right now. I’m not aggro at any of these people. Look, we created this great thing, and if there’s gonna be a RATT record, I just off the top of my head said I wanna do it with the original guys, if we’re gonna do one — or don’t even bother. The catalog is what you get. Or you get my solo stuff, which is as close as you’re gonna get to RATT music. And that’s it… If we ever do a [RATT] record, let it be the real guys, and call it a day. If that’s the last thing we do, well, let’s do it. If not, hey, we’ve got the records. That’s all I can say.”

Pearcy also talked about the importance of not letting personal differences get in the way of the band:

“Look, we’re not the most dysfunctional band on the planet. I’ve said it before, there are bands much more dysfunctional — MÖTLEY [CRÜE], GN’R [GUNS N’ ROSES], you name ’em — but the smart ones make an effort to take care of business. MÖTLEY — I don’t know if they even talk to each other, but they’re getting the business done. And that’s where I’m at. What are you — punishing somebody? You’re getting back at somebody? You’re holding a grudge, vendetta… It’s all bullshit. We’re all gonna die anyway. Go figure it out.”

Stephen Pearcy (RATT) Shares New Solo Song “Night Flight”

Stephen Pearcy has shared a new solo song titled “Night Flight” via Facebook. You can check that out below. On another note, Pearcy also issued a statement regarding his solo career and the possibility of new RATT music:

“Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy will entertain doing solo shows 2021. With a new solo record due to start recording early next year. Looks like RATT will not be recording any new music anytime soon. Pearcy say’s; “Anything I write I think of Ratt first and did when we went in for “View”, or try and offer it up, nothing there I move forward. Hence the next (6th) solo record with Erik Ferentinos and Matt Thorne. “When we go into the studio we’re prepared, we don’t f#+k around, we go for the throat, next”. More news tba #rattproblem”