Singer Stephen Pearcy tells Eddie Trunk he’s leaving Ratt

Pearcy is leaving after 30 years

Ratt frontman and singer Stephen Pearcy has announced that he’s leaving the band after 30 years together. Pearcy revealed the news through text to rock radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, who tweeted the news on Thursday.

The statement was released on Trunk’s website stating, “After 30 years creating the band Ratt and losing a real brother, Robbin, it’s time that I personally part ways with the band.

“I am 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.

“I’m very content and proud of the legacy and the music I’ve created. This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes.

“I owe no one anything but a huge heartfelt thank you for coming to the party for the last 30 years.

With much respect, life goes on and the music I created will continue to be heard for years to come despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long.

“I will personally continue to make music and perform live shows.

“See you out there.



Ratt released its last album, Infestation, in 2010 and is best known for the tracks “Round And Round” and “Lay It Down.” The band has not commented on Pearcy’s departure.

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