Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy spoke to “Appetite For Distortion” podcast about how the coronavirus pandemic affected the band’s plans for new music as well as the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next solo album.
”Ratt was going to go into auditions for a rhythm guitar player and try to record a song or two and welcome in the new year, but there’s all time to do that. So we’ll now put that on the backburner until everything is really back into the norm.
”But as far as me and my solo career, I’ve been working on my sixth solo record for the last year and a half, ready to go, ready to go and record it. And I’m also releasing a legacy record of songs from my career, 1977 till 2021. So I’ve got a lot on the plate. So I’m good here. And we’ll see what happens. Hopefully everything will be back to normal soon.”
Pearcy also talked about focusing on solo music:
“I’m always prepared to do Ratt music, but if my partner is not into it, then I just switch tracks and move forward. Anything I write for myself, or just write — period — is thought of as Ratt music, and I pretty much bring it [to Ratt first].
”If I know it’s really Ratt sound and has that schematic, then I’ll bring it to… The only partner here left is Juan [Croucier, Ratt bassist], and if there’s no interest in recording from the guy, then I just move forward and record it for me.”