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" in 1984 and capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals.
The band RATT has sold well over (18) million records worldwide since it's incarnation in 1983, with their first record the self titled (6) song EP, RATT.
Pearcy formed RATT, with the original members as we knew them 1982 in Los Angeles, CA from his previous band MICKEY RATT, created in 1976 in 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 (35) years of success and up's and down's with Pearcy at its helm, they've released (8) albums and played thousands of shows all the while selling over (20) million records worldwide.
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 1995.
With the release of Vicious Delite (Pearcy's punk musical effort) and his first solo debut in 2002 "Social Intercourse" followed by "Fueler", "Under My Skin" and "Smash". 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 fifth solo LP, "View To A Thrill", was released Nov. 27, 2018 via Frontiers Music/Top Fuel Records with long time co writing partner and touring lead guitarist for his solo group, Erik Ferentinos. With rave reviews and charted success. "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.
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. And a cameo as a backstage door man in the TV show "Wicked City" 2016.
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.” A second book is in the works for 2020.
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 hi solo group and projects throughout his career.
Pearcy heads Top Fuel World Entertainment/Top Fuel Records, as CEO, which he founded in 1995. He continues to write, record and produce new music for tv and movies and sponsoring top fuel dragster, funny cars. Letting the RATT banner fly at NHRA drag races, which has always been Pearcy's first love. Stephen continues to front the might RATT, the new breed 1983-presnt.
“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". Again Stephen Pearcy fronting his new breed of RATT, with concerts thru 2019. The mighty RATT will return to tour the world 2020.
Stephen and Juan Croucier (original bass player, singer) are in the process of writing new RATT music for 2020. RATT has been touring, playing all the classic RATT hit's on their "In Your Direction" Tour 2019. The band will finish up the "IYD" tour with (13) shows on the east coast thru Dec.
In other RATT newz, Stephen Pearcy will be inducted into the "Metal Hall of Fame" 2020.
Anaheim, CA, November 4 , 2019 – Ratt singer/songwriter Stephen Pearcy will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall Fame, at it's Annual non-profit charity Gala, The Hall of Heavy Metal History. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA.
The mighty RATT
L-R; Chris Sander (guitars), Pete Homes (drums), SEP (Vocals), Juan Crousier (bass), Jordan Ziff (guitars)