RATT @ House of Blues Jan. 23, 2014
De Martini, Pearcy, Croucier, Blotzer and Cavazo will start working on the next RATT recording early 2014. Only time will tell, it took (10) years for "Infestation".
The band has been in pre production off and on for most of 2013 for the new record, and look forward to a world tour for the bands (30) year anniversary 2014.
Thank you Monsters Of Rock Brasil 2013
RATT & ROLL! We'll be Back 4 More!
1. Wanted Man
2. You’re in Trouble
3. Round and Round
4. In Your Direction
5. She Wants Money
6. Lack of Communication
7. Back for More
8. The Morning After
9. I’m Insane
10. Scene of the Crime
1. You’re in Love
2. Never Use Love
3. Lay It Down
4. Give It All
5. Closer to My Heart
6. Between the Eyes
7. What You Give is What You Get
8. Got Me on the Line
9. You Should Know by Now
10. Dangerous But Worth the Risk
2. One Good Lover
3. Drive Me Crazy
4. Slip of the Lip
5. Body Talk
6. Looking for Love
7. 7th Avenue
8. It Doesn’t Matter
9. Take a Chance
10. Enough is Enough
1. City to City
2. I Want a Woman
3. Way Cool Jr.
4. Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You
5. I Want to Love You Tonight
6. Chain Reaction
7. No Surprise
8. Bottom Line
9. What’s It Gonna Be
10. What I’m After
1. Intro to Shame
2. Shame Shame Shame
3. Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job
4. Scratch That Itch
5. One Step Away
6. Hard Time
7. Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
8. All or Nothing
9. Can’t Wait on Love
10. Giving Yourself Away
11. Top Secret
Label: Rhino Records
RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy new book release
May 7, 2013
"Sex, Drugs & Ratt n' Roll", My Life In Rock.
On Simon & Schuster
A jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup RATT, the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, the drugs—and just how much you can get away with when you’re one of the biggest hair metal stars of all time.
In the mid-1980s, RATT, alongside Motley Crüe, WASP and Quiet Riot, were laying down the riffs and unleashing the scissor kicks that would herald the arrival of music’s most flamboyantly debauched era. Now with Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll, Ratt frontman and chief rabble-rouser Stephen Pearcy divulges all the dirty details of the era when big-haired bands ruled the world.
Stephen was primed for a life of excess from an early age—his father died of a heroin overdose when he was twelve, and by the age of fifteen, Stephen was himself a drug addict. When Stephen met the thrill-seeking Robbin Crosby, he knew he’d found his perfect partner in crime—both in music and partying.
Ratt’s 1984 debut single, “Round and Round,” became one of the top-selling metal songs of all time, but it was the band’s off-stage escapades that were the stuff of legend. “Our tour bus is like our pirate ship, it’s where we would pillage,” said Pearcy in 1987.
Now Pearcy’s memoir reveals all the rock star excess—the partying, the women, the $2,000-a-day drug habits—letting fans see into this harrowing hair-metal lifestyle and what it’s really like behind the scenes when you’re a rock star.
Book signing dates TBA
Tackling a variety of subjects, Ratt's famed guitarist Warren DeMartini discusses his history with the Sunset Strip heroes, his guitar playing, the new album and a slew of other fan-submitted questions for Fret 12. Watch part 1 in the 6-part series below, and go right here to see the rest!
Infestation, the band's first album in 10 years, is out now. Pick up your copy of the killer album right here!
Writes the Mojo Radio site, "Ratt were among the pioneers of Los Angeles based hair metal. They scurried down Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and were among the founding fathers of the sound and scene which developed on those legendary sidewalks.
Ratt's new CD, Infestation hits the streets on April 20th, but the first single “Best Of Me,” answers the call for fans who have been hungering for a taste; a morsel to feed that Ratt and Roll addiction.
“Best Of Me,” is prototypical mid-80’s Ratt that would have fit nicely on any of their early works like Out of The Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy. This is the band’s best album in over two decades.
Stephen Pearcy’s voice sounds as good today as it did when he took us “Round and Round” in 1983. Warren DeMartini is still shredtastic, and new guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) slips right into the band’s signature bluesy groove. Bobby Blotzer is still a skin pounding madman behind the kit, and bassist Robbie Crane keeps the rhythm lockstep with Blotzer. The two really shine on the grinding, “Take A Big Bite.”
The album’s opening track “Eat Me Up Alive” has that “You’re In Love” vibe, and is immediately addictive. Likewise, “Lost Weekend” is pure retro-modern Ratt. Is that possible? Yes it is.
“Last Call” drives into a tasty rolling riff line and hits home with a nice wall-o harmony chorus, and Pearcy’s trademark vocal embellishments. The song recalls the band’s classic, “Way Cool Jr.”
Songs like “Garden of Eden” and “A Little Too Much” wind you up with scorching guitar licks, thunderous rhythms, and Ratt’s trademark infectious hooks.
The album, which was recorded with producer Elvis Baskette (Taking Dawn, Incubus, Chevelle, Alterbridge), and will be released by Road Runner/Loud & Proud Records, is a full 11 tracks of bluesy, rocking, and feel good 80’s hair metal, with a fuller sound and better production then we’ve ever heard on a Ratt album. Baskette dragged the quintet from the safe haven of its L.A. roots to the shores of Virginia for the recording of Infestation. A first for the band. The experiment paid off. Modern Ratt will drag you right back into the Sunset Strip gutters, with big hair licks, and denim and leather rhythms.
After hearing the new album’s rich sound, I only wish the band had gone back and re-recorded their classic hits as a companion disc to go with it.
Ratt have rediscovered themselves with Infestation, and their strengths and talents are on clear display for all to hear. Some might say they have reinvented themselves as well, but the truth is, a Ratt never loses it’s way, it simply hides in the dark waiting for the precise moment to re-emerge. That time April 20th, 2010; the day of Infestation!
To celebrate the release of the new album, the band will perform a special Red Carpet record release party and show at the Key Club in West Hollywood on the April 20th release date. Look out Hollywood, the Ratts are back in town!"
Pre-order your copy of Ratt's Infestation for some special bonus extras RIGHT NOW!
Write the site, "A little early, but mention must be made of the new Ratt album Infestation (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud). It’s not out until April 19, but the wait is worth it. This is the band’s best album since 1986’s Dancing Undercover, full of those classic Warren DeMartini guitar motifs and thumping songs. Always undervalued, the Ratt pack have shown they’re still lean, mean, hungry and ready to burst once more out of the cellar (ouch!)."