Stephen Pearcy Comments On The Possibility Of Classic RATT Reunion Once Again: “I’ve Opened The Door”

During a recent appearance on “Waste Some Time With Jason Green,” Stephen Pearcy was asked about the possibility of a classic RATT reunion once again. The frontman responded by saying “the door is [still] open.”

Pearcy said the following:

“Right now, for the next who knows how long, I doubt [it]. But hey, I’ve opened the door. I will not the band RATT record a record [unless it’s with the original guys]. I would love everybody to be involved.

But you know what? Let’s take a step back here, kids. First of all, I said it a long time ago, and I don’t know if people get this or not, unfortunately, when Robbin [Crosby, late RATT guitarist] was not in the scene and he was going through his trip and then he wasn’t even in the band, that was, to me — I hate to say it — the end of that era. To have us hang around that long — ‘Oh, another platinum record’; ‘Oh, another platinum record’ — it’s just mind-blowing. ‘Oh, you’ve gotta do another reunion tour.’ ‘You’ve gotta do a record.’ I mean, we self-imploded a long time ago, man.

My point is we can go through the motions. We can have great guitar players. No disrespect to any of these players — we’ve had great guys, and that’s all great — but, to me, RATT is not RATT without Robbin. And not even money is gonna make me believe any different. I’d rather go out and do my [solo] thing and get off on that. But is there any chance [of the original guys getting back together]? Well, who knows? I mean, look, I would love it. It would be great — one last rodeo — but, look, man, I don’t sit around waiting for anybody, number one. And number two, do you really wanna present what you did in ’84 37, [3]8 years later? We’re lucky to be alive. But the fact that we are, it would be great. And you guys out there, no disrespect, man — I fucking love playing our songs any chance I can get, but I’ve got other fish to fry. If I can’t get off, you’re sure as hell not gonna get off. But we’ll see, man… It’s not up to me. All I can do is say the door is open.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Postpones East Coast Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the singer has been forced to postpone several East Coast shows.

The following statement was issued:

“As many of you may have already heard, Stephen Pearcy has unfortunately been forced to postpone this week’s dates on the East Coast. Out of an abundance of caution, Stephen tested for Covid after learning that others he’d been in contact with had tested positive. To this point, he’s only experienced the mildest of symptoms, and based on his condition and the timeline of his exposure he already appears to be close to a full recovery.

Stephen and his band regret not being able to play this week’s shows, but this is life in 2021, and we all need to be safe, sound and responsible. Tomorrow’s Dec 1 Warrandale PA show has been rescheduled to Feb 16, and the December 3-5 shows in Buffalo, Jordan NY and New Bedford MA are now moving to April 29 – May 1.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out since news broke last night, and to everyone for your understanding in the matter. Just to be clear, the dates listed above are the only impacted shows, and all other dates will play as scheduled. Stephen and his band are looking forward to getting back out as soon as safely possible!

UPCOMING SHOWS

2021

DEC 18 – Dubuque, IA
DEC 31 – Santee, CA

2022

FEB 11 – West Hollywood, CA
FEB 16 – Warrandale, PA
APR 29 – Buffalo, NY
APR 30 – Jordan, NY
MAY 1 – New Bedford, MA
JUL 30 – Beaver Dam, KY

More TBA”

Watch RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Join Sammy Hagar Onstage For Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”

During Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s October 29 show at The STRAT in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by RATT’s Stephen Pearcy for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Tawny Kitaen’s Cause Of Death Has Officially Been Revealed

Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death has officially been revealed. A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says the actress died from dilated cardiomyopathy and that it has been ruled as a natural death. Other conditions listed include: mild coronary atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), mirtazapine (antidepressant), mirtazapine metabolite, alprazolam (Xanax), acetaminophen (Tylenol), pregabalin (nerve pain medication) and hydrocodone (opioid). As previously reported, Kitaen died at her Newport Beach home in May 2021 at the age of 59. During her life, 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.”

[via Metal Injection]

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Announces December East Coast Shows

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has announced some December East Coast shows. Here’s the dates:

12/01 Warrendale, PA – Jergels Rhythm & Grille
12/03 Buffalo, NY – Showplace Theater
12/04 Jordan, NY – Keg’s Canalside
12/05 New Bedford, MA – Vault Music Hall

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 Floats Possibility Of Classic RATT Reunion: “I’m Opening The Door”

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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RATT Recruit Guitarist Frank Lindia

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.