Stephen Pearcy Is Done With Fighting For Ratt’s Legacy
It seems that Stephen Pearcy is no longer fighting for Ratt’s legacy.
In a new interview with This Day In Metal, the Ratt frontman spoke about his plans for the upcoming months. As Pearcy says, there does not seem to be much since no one in the band returned to his calls. He explained:
“I’ve reached out, and I’m pretty much done reaching out, to get the guys together, whether we bring in [ex-Ratt guitarist Carlos] Cavazo again or Michael Schenker, another guitarist. [They’re] still not gonna fill [late Ratt guitarist Robbin] Crosby’s shoes ever, ever, ever, ever, but we can actually go out and do something cool for our fans, and that would be okay. But I’ve tried, and that’s about all I can do.”
Ratt’s Legacy Is ‘Watered Down’
Earlier, Pearcy said in an interview that he believed the members tried to take over and water down the legacy of the band. The rocker realized this when ‘The Atlantic Years’ box set was released in June 2023. The singer was unaware of the box set, and that was one way he figured it all out. He named who tried to take Ratt over while mentioning what they didn’t know about the box set:
“I’m starting to now assess that this box set’s a big signal, you know, leave it alone. You know, I don’t want to go. But the reason I took a right off the road with just our bass player guy is because it’s just two of us. And that was Juan [Croucier] trying to be the cheap there, and then you have Bobby [Blotzer] ‘s who tried it, but I can’t see watering down such a great- the legacy, I can’t water down the legacy of the group anymore and this box set, it is very appropriate, you know, even that, later, that record is appropriately titled and we didn’t even know it.”
Though Pearcy stated that it was Bobby Blotzer and Juan Croucier who tried to take over, Blotzer blamed Croucier for the band’s breakup.
You can listen to the interview below.