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 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.
During a recent appearance on “The Jeremy White Podcast,” Stephen Pearcy floated the idea of a classic RATT reunion once again. The frontman says he is “opening the door” to the possibility of a reunion with his former bandmates.
Pearcy said the following about drummer Bobby Blotzer’s guest appearance at his solo livestream show and the possibility of a reunion with RATT’s classic lineup:
“Bobby came out and did the jam. I invited him out. You can call it ‘instigate,’ being the instigator, but why not? I’ve gotta be clear — I hate bullshitting our audience, thinking this [latest lineup of RATT] is RATT. No disrespect to these other players coming and going, but it’s getting kind of silly. I’d rather be out doing my own thing until things come to order or we can take a step backwards and forwards and see what you’ve got. Bobby’s the swing, Juan [Croucier] is Juan, and Warren [DeMartini] is definitely DeMartini, man. And rest in peace, Robbin [Crosby]; no matter who tries to replace him, it ain’t never gonna fucking happen. So be it.
So, anyway, that’s where it’s at. Bobby came and jammed out. And he might sit in for a couple of shows. We’ll see what happens. I’m opening the door… It’s not being the good guy — believe me — it’s being the business-minded guy and having some respect for the legacy we leave. Because you know what? I’m on to other adventures in life. I love being on stage and this and that… I’ll give it a few more years of having at it and enjoying myself when I want — not because I have to. I don’t have to. I just have a little bit more respect and integrity for my band RATT. And that’s about it.”
RATT have recruited guitarist Frank Lindia for their 2021 summer shows. He made his live debut with the band at the Lakes Jam in Brainerd, Minnesota on June 24. Lindia’s addition comes after Chris Sanders exited the group.
RATT have announced several summer shows. Here’s the dates:
06/24 Brainerd, MN – Lakes Jam
07/16 West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley Fair
07/23 Pewaukee, WI – Waukesha County Fair
08/21 Syracuse, NY – The Great New York State Fair
On June 10, RATT’s Stephen Pearcy performed during a private corporate gig in Houston, TX. The frontman shared some footage of that:
During a recent interview with Vintage Rock Pod, Stephen Pearcy (RATT) offered an update on his next solo record. According to him, the effort will be a double album.
Pearcy said the following:
“So much time has passed since we started writing, Erik [Ferentinos] and I — my guitar player and co-writer guy [for] most of my solo [stuff]. It was so long ago. And the record was done; we had the songs written, like, six months ago. And that was a year process. Since then, I’ve been writing like a fool and writing with him, and all these new songs [came out]. So I figure let’s do a double record and give it all you’ve got — just go in there and lay it down and say, ‘Here. This is what happens in two years when you write tunes.’ ‘Cause they’re way different. It goes all over the place, this record. Our new bass player, Jerry Montano, he did time in HELLYEAH; he’s more of an aggressive writer/player. So these songs could be real heavy, heavy or they could be RATT sounding, obviously, if I write ’em. I’m trying to take ’em outside. I’m trying to do a lot of different things. And it’s gonna be interesting, because it’s gonna go all over the place, so good luck.”
He went on to say the effort won’t be released until sometime in 2022:
“It’s been put off. We’re gonna try to get through this year. I’ve got some things to take care of with what the band RATT’s gonna do… And once I get in the studio, I don’t mess around. That’s one thing I learned from [producer] Beau Hill, is you make shit happen. Don’t waste time. And we don’t. I crack a whip.”
Tawny Kitaen (“Bachelor Party”) has sadly passed away at the age of 59. The actress was previously married to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale and starred in some of the band’s videos including their iconic “Here I Go Again” music video. She also previously dated late RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby and appeared on the cover of the band’s self-titled EP and “Out Of The Cellar.” According to Variety, the Orange County, California coroner’s office said that Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach yesterday morning (May 7). No cause of death has been revealed.
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 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.”