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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Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2021 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK on September 3-5 and it will feature the following: Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Sevendust, The HU, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Fist Of Rage, Travis Bond & The Rebel Souls, Outlaw Devils, 90LB Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumours, and Chaotic Resemblance.

Stephen Pearcy (RATT) Says His Next Solo Record Will Be A Double Album

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.