Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy recently talked to Clint Switzer of On The Road To Rock, where he commented that Ratt would have been “perfect” as one of the support acts on last year’s “The Stadium Tour” with Motley Crue and Ded Leppard.
“It’s a no-brainer. It’s called good business… But, unfortunately, in our scenario, Ratt, as far as the band, I’m not in control of some of the other guys’ lives and what they wanna do. They’ve been there and done that. It’s not even a financial thing. There’s always pluses and minuses to the crime, and the crime could be putting us out there and not having it work. But I put it out there. So let’s put the nail in the coffin right now.
“I’ve been out there doing what I started, and that’s how I created this band Mickey Ratt, which turned into Ratt. But honestly, without Robbin [Crosby, late Ratt guitarist], we’ve tried to fill shoes, and it’s all good, you get away with it, but, look, I’d rather put Ratt music out there with me than a band you’re calling Ratt. […]
“So, we’ll see. So right now this is where it’s gonna sit. And you’re correct, Ratt would have been perfect [for ”The Stadium Tour”]. But, hey, I’m the representative. I created the monster, so here it is. I ain’t gonna be doing this, or I will not be putting myself through these extensive tours and all these things. It’s winding down, as some of us wanna do.
”That’s why there’s no Ratt. Some of us are content, probably, to just sit around the pool and go golf or do nothing and say they’re doing everything. Me, actions speak louder than words.”