With June the 6 marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby, the band’s vocalist Stephen Pearcy recently spoke to Atlantic City Weekly about the late guitarist and all things RATT.
Stephen said: “As we celebrate Robbin’s passing 20 years today, it’s still Ratt & Roll. [The music’s] got life … so we are kind of tripping in a good way. He was such an important part of the band. I knew we could play without him, but when he was gone, I knew the band was done. I knew we could go through the motions with different players, but I lost a real, true partner there — a driver in that machine. So, I continue to do the solo thing because I can write what I want and do solo records and tour when I want with who I want.”
He continued: “We were supposed to do a big summer tour with RATT this year. I initiated doing something if the [surviving] guys [from the classic lineup] would get together. But there is no reason for them to do it or a need for them to do it, so I decided to just go out solo. And I am better off. Some of these guys [in my solo band] have been with me 18, 20 years. So if you want to Ratt & Roll, come see my shows.”
Back in April 2021, Stephen was joined onstage by his former RATT bandmate, drummer Bobby Blotzer, during Pearcy’s livestream concert from the Whisky A-Go-Go in Hollywood, California.
Currently, Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the only remaining original members in RATT‘s most recent lineup. They are joined by drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK ‘N BLUE, RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (Marty Friedman) and Frankie Lindia (David Lee Roth).