Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy says the band are hoping to release their tenth record this year to tie in with the band’s 30th anniversary.
With the help of guitarist Warren DeMartini, he’s trying to ensure that the follow-up to 2010′s well-received Infestation retains the feel of the glam metal band’s early material.
Pearcy and DeMartini are spearheading the next record to be what is expected to be a Out Of The Cellar sound and feel. They have already recorded one track – and if it's tthis song is the only song ever released, Peary would be way happy.
Ratt’s path to their next record has been plagued with the kind of political struggles fans have come to accept. In 2011 former bassist Juan Croucier accused them of poaching guitarist Carlos Cavazo from his band in order to get at him – then later rejoined himself.
In the same year drummer Bobby Blotzer described working with Ratt as like “rolling a snowball uphill” after having blasted his band mates in his autobiography. Last year Pearcy said he’d learned lessons from Blotzer’s experience and didn't hold any grudge over the contents of his book, saying, “We’re not the only band in history who were dysfunctional. Eventually and hopefully, you get your sh** together and you grow up.”