Stephen Pearcy Insists ‘The Door Is Shut’ on a Ratt Reunion
They say time heals all wounds, but it'll evidently take more of it to heal the rift between Stephen Pearcy and his former bandmates in Ratt.
Pearcy, who quit the band for the third time last year, faced the subject of yet another reunion when he turned up on a recent episode of the 'Trunk Nation' radio show hosted by Eddie Trunk. "I'm just doing what I'm gonna do," he shrugged. "I still have other interests and enjoying some time. I'm not going out and playing a lot, just playing just to play."
Teasing upcoming projects by saying he's "working on other things," Pearcy reiterated his earlier insistence that his Ratt days are finished, saying, "It's a permanent vacation, and as far as I'm concerned; the door's shut. The time has passed for a record." Of course, long gaps between Ratt albums are nothing new -- something he immediately acknowledged, adding, "It took 10 years for the last record, so I can't say."
All that said, Pearcy made it clear he has no plans to play or record with the band again, although he is in touch with Ratt bassist Juan Croucier and said he's "sure" they'll collaborate at some point.
As for what the future holds? Pearcy suggested he could record up to 25 new songs -- some of which will bear the stamp of former Ratt producer Beau Hill -- and release them "every few weeks" until, as he put it, "Everybody will get a new single until they get a complete, huge album CD package."