Stephen Pearcy Quits RATT
On Thursday Pearcy released a statement published on Metal Sludge that he was "officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum, and most of all, the disrespect to the fans." But in a subsequent interview with Canadian music journalist Mitch Lafon on his new One On One With Mitch Lafon podcast, Pearcy said he was willing to fulfil the band’s contract with Loud & Proud Records. “It just won't be under the circumstance of a band going into the studio and this-and-that,” Pearcy said. “I just won't be playing in that band anymore, and pretty much put that to rest."
Pearcy said he and guitarist Warren DeMartini had written together recently, and he hopes that the song is released. “If that's the last thing that gets out and the only thing, it's a good thing. But you know, I said I'd do it. But I never want to be involved with my band again. That's just the bottom line.”
Pearcy also said that he has always considered himself a guitar player first and foremost, and he’s looking forward to his musical future. “I’m just going to release a few songs. Or maybe a song a week until there's 13 songs, because I like that number. After 13 songs, we'll release it as a CD.”