Contact Us

Stephen Pearcy: ‘I Never Want to Be Involved With My Band Again’

Stephen Pearcy
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Stephen Pearcy’s departure from Ratt earlier this week may have surprised many, but it’s been a long time coming for the singer. In a new interview, he spoke of his plans to move forward, which may or may not include a song from his last sessions with the group, as well as addressing some misconceptions about his role in Ratt.

Speaking to Mitch Lafon on his ‘One on One‘ podcast, Pearcy said that he was much more than just the voice of the band. “I wrote every song, or co-wrote every song with some of the guys,” he declared. “Contrary to what people might think or what they’re told, it’s my music…I’m a guitar player first and foremost. I don’t know if people know this or if they really care. I don’t. Publishing speaks for itself, but I’m content. We’ve sold a lot of records. This music will live way beyond any of our lives. It’s all great. My kid’ll be happy one day, and it’s all that matters.”

When he’s ready, Pearcy will get back to work on his fourth solo album, which will be released differently than the traditional method. “I’m just going to release a few songs,” he said. “Or maybe a song a week until there’s 13 songs, because I like that number. After 13 songs, we’ll release it as a CD.”

That doesn’t mean that we’ve heard the last of those musicians working together. There is a contractual obligation to their label, to whom they owe one more album. “[T]hat’s not saying there won’t be another Ratt record,” he continued. “It just won’t be under the circumstance of a band going into the studio and this-and-that. I just won’t be playing in that band anymore, and pretty much put that to rest.”

And while that’s somewhat ambiguous, Pearcy swore that he’s “still committed to this record…..Warren [DeMartini] and I actually wrote a great song months ago at MT Studios, my bass player’s studio. If that’s the last thing that gets out and the only thing, it’s a good thing. But you know, I said I’d do it. But I never want to be involved with my band again. That’s just the bottom line.”

Still, it doesn’t sound like, for all the acrimony, Pearcy has any regrets, and he’s moving on. “I don’t have time to waste entertaining negative anything from anybody,” he added. “But hey, I appreciate everybody who came to the party and it’s not over. It’s just a new beginning. It’s a good thing, and it’s a long time coming.”

Next: Alexi Lalas Selects His Top 10 Ratt Songs

More From Oldiez 96.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://961wodz.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!