As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Mega-Platinum Success Year after Year since coming "Out of the Cellar" and capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band MICKEY RATT from San Diego, CA.
Known for their rebellious attitude and take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT's potential and star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album "Out of the Cellar", which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowies “Blue Jean”.
The record generated top ten singles followed by sold out tours throughout the world for years. This momentum remained with every proceeding RATT album to include their most recent release of “Infestation” in 2010. Their last recording from that time in 1991 is Ratt “81-91" of which marked the end of an era, and to the chagrin of many die hard metal fans who seemingly could never get enough of Pearcy, it seemed to mark the end to a self-proclaimed "dynasty of rough & tough metal" that ruled the better part of the 80s.
Throughout RATT's nearly four decades of success with Pearcy at its helm, they released (8) albums and played thousands of shows worldwide all the while selling over 18 million records. In 1992 Pearcy explored other areas of interest and created ARCADE with Cinderella’s drummer Fred Coury. Also writing and recording outfit's Vicious Delite and Vertex.
With the release of Vicious Delite (Pearcy's punk musical effort) in 1995 and his first solo debut in 2002 "Social Intercourse", Pearcy continues to make musical challenges and with (20) CDs to his credit on major labels and licensing thru his own Top Fuel Records, he continues to record and tour vigorously to the delight of a new emerging fan base of metal fans.
Pearcy's fourth solo LP, "Smash", was released on January 27, 2017 via Frontiers Music, to rave reviews and charted success.
Added to his list of achievements in acting is 2002's Cult Horror Classic, "Camp Utopia" with Pearcy playing the notorious camp slasher and cult leader, Timothy Bach.
Multiple RATT songs have been featured in such Films as Point Break, Weird Science, The Golden Child, Academy Award winning movie “The Wrestler” and most recently on the soundtrack of the Emmy Award winning show “Stranger Things” on Netflix.
Pearcy would also go on to re-record 2 Mickey Ratt songs for ABC's 2015 television premiere of "Wicked City", of which he is featured in a cameo.
Pearcy’s most recent exploration away from music is as a New York Times Best Selling author, “SEX, DRUGS, RATT 'n' ROLL… My Life in Rock” by Stephen Pearcy. Hailed as “A jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup Ratt: the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, the drugs—and just how much you can get away with when you’re one of the biggest hair metal stars of all time.”
Pearcy’s career has spanned almost four decades, and he has been described as "one of the best front men to emerge from the Decade of Decadence". His stylized vocals and performances have been the trademark of RATT & Stephen Pearcy’s Solo group and projects throughout his career. A second book is in the works.
Today, he heads Top Fuel World Entertainment, as CEO, which he founded in 1995. He continues to write, record and produce new music for tv and movies continue to produce and co sponsoring top fuel dragster, funny cars, and a pro mod car. Letting the RATT banner fly as NHRA drag racing has always been Pearcy's first love. As well as, performing in his own solo band, Stephen continues to front the might RATT, the new breed.
“To see him on stage still doing his thing better than many of his peers is a definite dream come true for Ratt fans, Stephen Pearcy’s solo band is every bit as satisfying as Stephen Pearcy fronting The new breed of RATT, with concerts in Oct-Nov 2018". The mighty RATT will return to the road 2019.
His latest solo record "VIEW TO A THRILL" OUT NOW!
Stephen assembled some of the best rock, hard rock, metal players for the new record. Co writer and secret weapon Erik Ferentinos on Lead Guitars, vocals and keys - Matt Thorn - Bass Guitar, vocals and keys - Scot Coogan on Drums. And of course, Stephen on Lead Vocals. Recorded, engineered, mix and mastered by Matt Thorn at MT Studios.
"View" has the unreal special pleasure having guitarist Robby Krieger from "The Doors"! Yes, The Doors Robby Krieger unleashes on the song "Not Killin' Me". Robby lays down his original slide and guitar on this song.
Produced by Stephen Pearcy, Matt Thorn with Erik Ferentinos.
"VIEW TO A THRILL" on Frontiers Music/TFR.
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