One of the great things about making music is, if the music is in you, you’ll keep making it. No matter what happens in your life, no matter how old you get, you’ve still got a song in your heart and an undying need to continue to weave that musical fabric that holds you together. In the rock/metal industry, we’re seeing a resurgence of artists who began their careers in the 80s coming back to their roots and throwing down some good rock and roll albums. Bands and artists like Tesla, Sebastian Bach, have released some creative and solid new music, and countless other artists continue to tour off of their past success.
Then there are artists that never really went away as they’ve continued to make new music since the 80s. One of these unforgettable artists is Stephen Pearcy, solo artist and lead singer of 80s icons, RATT. The RATT Bastard himself (his words) has descended from the recording studio with a 13-track ( album ) set to release in late January entitled, ‘Smash’. ‘Smash’ is the fourth solo outing for Pearcy and certainly won’t be the last despite his intention to reclaim Team RATT full-time.
Metal Wani’s writer Dawn Brown had a chat with Legendary RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy. He discusses the upcoming solo album “Smash”, his opinion on why this is the best solo album of his career, why he doesn’t prefer to rehash the songwriting ideas executed in the past, using orchestral parts on the record and working with Beau Hill again.
He also talks about the different between his solo shows and RATT shows, the ongoing legal issues between him and Bobby Blotzer over the RATT name, reclaiming the RATT name and how it’s heading to the last stage of getting the rights. He throws light on why he hates the VIP culture for fans to meet the favorite bands by paying and which subgenre of metal does his music with RATT fit into.
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