In an appearance on an episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy spoke about his decision to focus on his solo career instead of RATT.
When asked, he said (via Blabbermouth):
“[I am] not [trying to be] disrespectful, but look, no Warren [DeMartini, RATT guitarist]; he chooses to kick back, and that’s all great. And Bob [RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer] — everybody’s pretty much laid back except for me. So I’m just taking care of business.”
When asked about reuniting the classic RATT lineup, he said:
“Look, I’d rather be out there [with my solo band] than having the [RATT] band out there with just me and the bass player in RATT. That’s not what RATT was. RATT was [Robbin] Crosby [guitar], Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby, and Juan. And so be it. And I’d rather give a bit of integrity to the band, ’cause it was a great rock band, and just continue doing what I do. You can’t beat a dead horse or try to bullsh*t people.”
Further, he was asked whether he regrets having done shows under the RATT name with just him and Juan from the band’s classic lineup.
“Yeah, actually. Yeah. Because it’s not the same. I don’t like to bullsh*t. Look, you wanna hear the songs? I wrote ’em. Come see me play ’em. I sang ’em. Maybe somebody else helped rearrange ’em or added some lyrics. I don’t know. It’s all the same.”
In a recent interview with Atlantic City Weekly, RATT legend Stephen Pearcy addressed the glory days of Ratt and more.
When asked, Stephen said:
“As we celebrate Robbin‘s passing 20 years today, it’s still Ratt & Roll. [The music’s] got life … so we are kind of tripping in a good way. He was such an important part of the band. I knew we could play without him, but when he was gone, I knew the band was done. I knew we could go through the motions with different players, but I lost a real, true partner there — a driver in that machine. So, I continue to do the solo thing because I can write what I want and do solo records and tour when I want with who I want.”
“We were supposed to do a big summer tour with RATT this year. I initiated doing something if the [surviving] guys [from the classic lineup] would get together. But there is no reason for them to do it or a need for them to do it, so I decided to just go out solo. And I am better off. Some of these guys [in my solo band] have been with me 18, 20 years. So if you want to Ratt & Roll, come see my shows.”