During a chat in a new episode of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy revealed that he wants to release a Ratt album with all the surviving members of the band’s classic lineup.
Here’s what he said:
“I wouldn’t wanna put a Ratt record out there without the original guys. I mean, it just wouldn’t make sense. We’ve tried it.
“Look, I accepted it a long time ago when Robbin [Crosby, late Ratt guitarist] left the band, we lost a big element of direction. He was my right-hand man creating this monster. And I knew it — I knew once he was out, we would be going through motions. It’s all cool, and it’s great, but how many replacements can you have in a band and still consider it legit?
”So if we’re gonna have something on plastic, so to speak, forever, I’d rather have the original band do a record and just not do a Ratt record until that day comes — if it ever happens.”
Asked when was the last time he talked with guitarist Warren DeMartini, Pearcy replied:
“Probably a couple of weeks back. We had some business to talk about, him and I, about some of the stuff we wrote. Which is great, ’cause Warren and I actually had a song in the can, written, that we can actually play and release. And there was another one we were starting to work on that was amazing. So you get me and Warren in a room, and we’ll start writing immediately.”