Ratt Biography


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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ACWest // December 01, 2013 3:36:14 AM UTC

Big fan since the beginning! No time or music like the 80's - keep it going. When you guys coming to the Garden in NYC?


bassgod0730 // November 30, 2013 3:50:08 AM UTC

I've been a Ratt fan for over ten years, you guys are awesome. The only time I ever saw you guys was at the House of Blues Orlando July 4, 2007, same night Poison played there. I am an aspiring bass player, I know a little over ten Ratt songs I can play on bass. I would love to see you guys again, you gotta come back to House of Blues Orlando, and I would like to one day jam on a song with you guys. I love you guys, make it happen.


Rodrigo Goncalves // September 04, 2013 3:32:27 PM UTC

Esperamos o Ratt em São Paulo/Brasil no Monsters Of Rock 2013


Who Dat // August 31, 2013 3:23:04 AM UTC

Please come back to Louisiana again! I know you was just here but it doesn't matter!


LONESTARRODENTROCKER // June 22, 2013 10:57:06 PM UTC

I was there, great show! Anyone know where I can buy another RATT Lay it Down tshirt like those sold at the concert? I gave mine away to a girl after the concert lol


wild3west // June 21, 2013 4:34:01 PM UTC

Get your asses back to Dallas TEXAS!

please :-) I missed your show at the House of Blues :-((


80sboy4ever // June 09, 2013 3:13:57 PM UTC

Please come to Canada!!! You guys are the best!!!!!


Metaladdict // March 28, 2013 10:08:49 AM UTC



HardOn53 // February 21, 2013 6:00:06 AM UTC



badass bitch // September 13, 2012 10:34:58 PM UTC

Ratt rocks and always will rock they r the best band out there their songs r out of this world i love this group one of my top bands i always have to have their music blared where my windows in the house r vibrating lol keep rocking ratt ♥♥

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