As reported earlier, RATT has let go their guitar player Chris Sanders.
Stephen Pearcy says that Chris Sanders is “missing in action,” one day after it was reported that the RATT guitarist was fired from the group.
On Monday, Metal Sludge reported a rumor that Sanders had been dismissed from the veteran hard rock act, and Pearcy was asked about it earlier today (Tuesday, February 18) in an interview with Cameron Buchholtz of the KATT Rock 100.5 FM radio station.
Speaking about RATT‘s current lineup, the singer said :
“There is Jordan Ziff, our lead guitar player; Juan Croucier, bass; Pete Holmes, drums; myself; and our guitar player was Chris. He’s a little M.I.A. right now, so… It’s not concerning at all — it’s not a big issue.”
RATT is also working on a new album.
“We’re demoing out stuff.
“We’re working at Juan‘s place. I work at another studio, and he works at his. And, yeah, we just started the writing process. It takes months — it takes as long as it takes.”
He further added:
“And on that note, we want this record, which will be our tenth, to be the best thing we’ve ever done, and not look at it like putting out a record just to put out a record.”
Asked how the new RATT songs are shaping up, Pearcy said:
“Great. If there’s one thing we don’t have, it’s a lack of ideas and songs. A couple of months back, I was already up to a dozen, 15 songs, and you break ’em down to your best eight, your best four, and that’s pretty much my process.”