Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy Criticizes The Dismissal Of ’80s Metal Bands

Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy recently reflected on the artists that will perform at the MauiStrong live stream benefit event for Maui wildfire victims and criticized the dismissal of the 80s metal bands. An online event for the fires will be held on Ziggy Marley’s YouTube channel, with many names performing, such as LL Cool J, Gretchen Rhodes, Mick Fleetwood, and Lukas Nelson.

The rocker took to Twitter to express his disappointment in not getting invited to the livestream. Pearcy also highlighted that none of the 80s metal and rock artists were invited. His tweet read:

“Why don’t they ever invite 80’s metal rock artists or bands, we care. You never see some of us who really care about putting their two cents into helping so many causes. Or any benefit needing help. Some of us really would like to get involved. We can always pray.”

Similarly, the rocker earlier blasted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for not inducting more rock and metal acts. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been slammed many times due to the choice of their inductees, with Pearcy being one of them. The rocker claimed it was all about politics rather than the music and said people were lucky to see Van Halen there.

The program aims to raise funds to support the Maui Strong Fund, providing aid for those affected by the Maui wildfires. Additionally, MusiCares, an organization offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs to the music community, will benefit from the funds raised.

See the rocker’s tweet below.