Ratt couldn’t agree on reuniting ‘lucrative’ classic lineup
Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy says the band were recently offered a “lucrative” deal for a reunion with the classic lineup, but they couldn’t reach a deal for it to happen.
However, he insisted he was comfortable with the situation, despite some hopes of reuniting with the bandmates who helped make the name of the glam-metal outfit. While Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are part of the newer lineup, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer are absent. Guitarist Robbin Crosby died in 2002.
“An opportunity has come to all of us,” Pearcy told Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM. “Outraged [being] a lucrative thing, that would be amazing. He said he didn’t know why a deal couldn’t be reached. “I have no qualms anyway. I keep moving. All I can do is make my own assessment of the situation. When you make a phone call and you don’t get an answer – and I won’t say with whom or what, or where, or when, or why – shit. I do not care. We are all alive. We are all in good health. We are all groovy. I do not know. I hope everyone is cool.
He said he’s grown disillusioned with people who object to Ratt lineups that don’t include enough original members. “So I just went out a bit,” he explained. “And, hey, it’s no one’s fault, but the way things happened. A tour did not take place [because of] COVID… and I went, ‘I don’t have time for this, to start over, to rehash or do anything.’
He described the turnover of band members as “a bit convoluted” and, while expressing respect for all who participated, he concluded: “It has to stop. … And then out of the blue, this opportunity was presented to us recently, and I’m thinking, ‘Wow. Maybe it could…. But it’s not going to fly. And that’s where you leave it alone. Leave it alone. Sorry – but that’s life, man.
The singer mixed optimism and pessimism as he reflected, “I love that the opportunity presents itself. And, hey, let’s hope. I won’t let there be another Ratt record unless we’re all involved, so you’ll probably never get one. All I can do is give you some records, which will come soon enough.
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