RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have confirmed that the band is planning to release new music in 2020.
"It's natural for us to, obviously, record," Croucier said during an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, June 25) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM. "But [the current version of RATT has] only been together just about a year next month. And at that, we had a little bit of lag time, 'cause Stephen had to get his knee fixed. So we just wanna get the band out there. I think it's a mutual thing — we wanna get out there and play more shows, get the band in the right condition. And inevitably we're gonna go ahead and record."
Added Stephen: "Yeah, we wanna play new music. Whether we release a song or two, and maybe we'll do a video or some podcast. We're gonna do something."
Last month, Pearcy told Sleaze Roxx that he and Juan will be the primary songwriters of any new RATT music. "You know, 'Lack of Communication', 'You're In Love' and all these other songs that we co-wrote together, so we're going to try along those veins for songwriting," he said. "And we'll see what happens. I have plenty of ideas. Juan's got plenty of ideas and we'll see what the other guys have to offer down the line."
RATT's current lineup includes Pearcy and Croucier, along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY).
This past January, Pearcy underwent knee surgery. The operation came three months after two disastrous RATT shows that saw the 62-year-old singer incapacitated to the point where he had trouble remembering the words to some of the band's biggest hits.
Pearcy later apologized to the RATT fans, saying in a statement that he was "dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee." He added that he "made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage" at the September concert in Huntington, New York "and it destroyed my performance."
RATT played its first show of 2019 on May 4 at the Domination México festival in Mexico City.
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