RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has told Sleaze Roxx in a new interview that the band is planning to release new music in 2020. “We are concentrating on a couple of new RATT songs for next year and a video and some other things,” he said. “So you know, we have a lot to accomplish here.”
Asked which members will be involved in the songwriting for RATT‘s new material, Pearcy said: “Ummm. Well, first, it’s going to be Juan [Croucier, bass] and myself. You know, ‘Lack of Communication’, ‘You’re In Love’ and all these other songs that we co-wrote together, so we’re going to try along those veins for songwriting. And we’ll see what happens. I have plenty of ideas. Juan‘s got plenty of ideas and we’ll see what the other guys have to offer down the line.”
RATT‘s current lineup includes Pearcy and Croucier, along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK ‘N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY).
This past January, Pearcy underwent knee surgery. The operation came three months after two disastrous RATT shows that saw the 62-year-old singer incapacitated to the point where he had trouble remembering the words to some of the band’s biggest hits.
Pearcy later apologized to the RATT fans, saying in a statement that he was “dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee.” He added that he “made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage” at the September concert in Huntington, New York “and it destroyed my performance.”
RATT played its first show of 2019 on May 4 at the Domination México festival in Mexico City.