Stephen Pearcy (born July 3, 1959) is the lead singer of the 80's glam metal band Ratt. With Ratt, he helped catapult the band to multi-platinum success for a decade, and wrote many of the band's hits including; "Back for More", "You're in Love", "Way Cool Jr." and "Shame Shame Shame". He is also known for his high-pitched, wild and soaring raspy singing voice.
His May 2005 album, Fueler, features a song called "Drive With Me" that has been featured on ESPN2's weekly program devoted to National Hot Rod Association drag racing. Pearcy also released a compilation of reworked Ratt and Mickey Ratt songs in June 2005 called Rat Attack that included spots from ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch and former L.A. Guns axeman Tracii Guns. After touring with W.A.S.P. and L.A. Guns earlier in 2005, Pearcy he appeared on VH1 Classic's Metal Mania Stripped tour along with Kip Winger, Jani Lane of Warrant, FireHouse, and Don Dokken. His acoustic version of the Ratt song "Round and Round" appears on the VH1 Classic Metal Mania Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems CD. Top Fuel Records is now associated with the Cleopatra label and continues to release material from Pearcy as well as find new upcoming talent. Top Fuel Entertainment is developing a funny car dragster with driver James Day.
On October 6, 2005, Pearcy posted a message on his website denying rumors of a Ratt reunion. Even so, a Los Angeles Daily News article published on October 9, 2005 quoted Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer saying that the band was "very close" to reuniting with Pearcy. However, Blotzer posted a message later that day on Ratt's website stating the interview was out of date and inaccurate.
On December 1, 2006 the website "Metal Sludge" reported that Pearcy and Juan Croucier might re-unite with Blotzer and Warren DeMartini and will thus, Robbie Crane and stated that John Corabi will most likely stay with the group. In March 2007 it was announced that Ratt would take part in the "Rocklahoma" summer festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, with original lead singer Stephen Pearcy but without original bassist Juan Croucier, who decided not to participate in the reunion tour.
The three remaining members, Pearcy/De Martini/Blotzer, toured alongside Poison in 2007 for a very promising future. The band has since toured the world in 2008; Japan, Spain, Europe, Australia, and many other countries.
On April 1, 2007, hip-hop artist, KRS-One released the rock-rap single 'We Will Rock You'. Pearcy featured on the single's B-side track 'Round & Round'.
Pearcy collaborated with The Donnas on a remake of the Ratt mega hit "Round and Round", which will be included on the U.S. release of Pearcy's third solo album, Under My Skin. July 22, 2008 on Airline Records/Top Fuel Records.
|With||Year||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak||US sales|
|Ratt||1983||Ratt (EP)||Time Coast/Atlantic||#133|
|Ratt||1984||Out of the Cellar||Atlantic||#7|
|Ratt||1985||Invasion of Your Privacy||Atlantic||#9|
|Ratt||1988||Reach for the Sky||Atlantic||#17|
|Ratt||1991||Ratt & Roll 81-91||Atlantic Records||#57|
|Vicious Delite||1995||Vicious Delite||Top Fuel Records|
|Nitronic||2000||D.O.A. Live 2000||Top Fuel Records|
|Solo||2002||Social Intercourse||Top Fuel Records|
|Solo||2006||Fueler||Top Fuel Records/Cleopatra Records|
|Solo||2008||Under My Skin||Top Fuel Records/Airline Records|
|Ratt||2009||Ratt Comes Back||Portrait Records|