Ratt Biography

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As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene in the 1980's. Created by lead singer songwriter Stephen Pearcy 1982.

Pearcy regrouped with friend Robbin Crosby (also from San Diego) then changed the name of his band to RATT. The band rehearsed and played the clubs in and around L.A. for over a year.

They soon recorded and released their own six song E.P. RATT in 1983. Their single, "You Think Your Tough", (Pearcy/Crosby) the song became a staple on local L.A. radio stations KMET and KLOS. RATT EP sold well over 100,000 copies.
RATT was a headliner and selling out local shows. They found themselves opening a show for ZZ Top. The band was called back onstage. RATT was on a roll.

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984 the bands debut album "Out of the Cellar" (Warren De Martini, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbin Crosby and Juan Croucier) went over 3x Platinum in 1984 behind the hit single "Round & Round", "Back for More" and "Wanted Man". RATT would tour with Billy Squire and Ozzy Osbourne before going on to headline their own arena tours around the globe. World infestation had begun.

Since 1983 to present the band has sold in excess of (15) million records in the US alone. Their first (4) records went Platinum plus and the arenas concerts were selling out.

RATT released (2) records, Collage in 1997 and RATT 1999 before their latest "Infestation in 2010.
Also releasing the Best of CD Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt and their 3rd long form DVD, RATT Videos from the Cellar: The Atlantic Years.

This year 2013 Rhino/Warner Music Group recently released RATT "Original Album Series, a (5) album box set with the albums "Out of the Cellar' thru "Detonator" for the rabid RATT fans to have something to sink their teeth into.

RATT signed to RoandRunner/Loud & Proud for 2010 "Infestation" The band has been writing for their 10th studio record to be released in 2014, followed by a world tour.

“Our music is like it was in the beginning,” Pearcy says. “We're gonna celebrate (30) years later in 2014, with a new record and world tour keeping Ratt N’ Roll alive.”

When we play concerts now, such a new generation. We’re seeing kids of people who grew up with us, but the reaction is the same,” adds DeMartini. “It doesn’t seem to matter where we are in the world.”

With all surviving original members; Pearcy, De Martini, Croucier, Blotzer and Carlos Cavazo (replacing original member Robbin Crosby) back in the Ratt pack, the band will again start work on the new studio record 2014.

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kaoquinn // August 30, 2014 10:19:36 PM UTC

Ive lost respect for him. IM a 30 year musician lead guitarist and I know a band takes Everyones cooperation but Ive heard him live with RATT on HD net probably one of thier last gigs and he sounded horrible, while Warren and Carlos were kicking ass...In my experience lead singers would rather quit than admit they cant sing their stuff any more. I might be wrong and I know its not his fault he cant sing it... lol who knows.oh also on Blabbermouth, Blotzer said Pearcy was holding them hostage??????
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FOUNDER AND FORMER LEAD SINGER OF RATT; STEPHEN PEARCY WILL BE ENTERING BACK INTO THE STUDIO.
Founder and Former Lead Singer of the band RATT; Stephen Pearcy will be entering back into the studio starting the week of August 11th to begin working on his 4th solo release. Originally titled "Sucker Punch". With three songs released already and a video under Top Fuel Records, Pearcy and his Droog team have written over (20) songs for the new solo record, now aptly titled "SMASH". The new record will be released early 2015, with the first single and video ready by the end of 2014. Pearcy and his ratt pack are currently on the road playing all the RATT hits, solo songs and then some. Pearcy and RATT bassist Juan Croucier, who recently rejoined the band RATT three years ago are considering working on a project for 2015.

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Billiam // August 30, 2014 9:58:24 PM UTC

Can anymore tell what's going on w/ pearcy,.I hear he has left the fuck ass band.He's the band,w/ out him they can't make it.

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Kawi Girl RN // March 23, 2014 3:59:05 PM UTC

Love that you've showcases Fiddlers Green in my state of Co on you home page ! I was at that show ! Come back !!!!

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