Stephen Pearcy Wants Ratt To Reunite But ‘It’s Not Going To Happen’

Over the past few years there have been quite a few high-profile reunions in rock and metal, but if you’re holding on to the hope of ever seeing the classic members of Steering wheel get back together now might be a good time to start letting go. Singer Stephen Pearcywho has publicly doubted the possibility of getting the band back together before, says Sirius XM‘s Eddie Trunk that “it’s not going to happen.”

The last few years have been full of friction for the members of Ratt. Drummer Bobby Blotzer toured with his own version of the group for a while, and after a series of legal battles over the band’s name, the drama eventually died down. There has been talk of potentially making new music, but it’s Pearcy who has insisted he won’t do it without getting the rest of the surviving classic members – Blotzer, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini – on board.

Instead, he has focused on his solo career and earlier this year lamented that Ratt was “was going to do a big summer tour“and separately he had stated that the group had received a”lucrative” offer to get back together.

“There’s no business in the Ratt camp and that’s unfortunate, but that’s why I’m doing my bit [solo] thing,” Pearcy tells Trunk about the current situation (transcript via BraveWords). “I’m talking to Bob [Blotzer] now and then. That’s about it. Warren [DeMartini], I guess, chooses to just lay back, from what I understand, and that’s all cool. It would be great if we all got together; it will not happen.”

The 66-year-old singer, who wonders what the holdup is, adds: “You’re dealing with a lot of ego. Who knows? I don’t know; I don’t care, actually. That’s where it starts and it is here, it ends, and it is with me.”

“I’d rather be out there (solo) than have the band out there with just me and the bass player in Ratt [Croucier]. That’s not what Ratt was,” he admits, “Ratt was [late guitarist Robbin] Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby and Juan, and so be it. I’d rather give some integrity to the band, because it was a great rock band, and just keep doing what I’m doing. You can’t beat a dead horse or try to screw people over.”

Pearcy’s latest solo album, A prospect of excitementwas released in 2018. Meanwhile, Ratt last released Attack in 2010.

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