Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to vocalist and founding member of Ratt's Stephen Pearcy. Pearcy spoke about Ratt's tour plans, Ratt's upcoming studio album and some details on the next book he is planing on writing plus his induction into the Metal Hall of Fame 2020
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When asked about Ratt's Touring plans
"I just went through these surgeries and so this past year is kind of just been getting back on my feet getting the running shoes back on and firing on all cylinders so next year will be pretty much the real deal worldwide touring. Right now we're just you know doing some dates and getting tight and want to work on some new music and take it from there."
When asked about a new RATT's new studio album and the musical direction
"I always release solo records pretty much every year just because I like to write and try different things. With RATT we're gonna to probably release a couple singles first and see what happens, if it fires up will go into a record that's the easy part. It's been quite a while since the last album was released 2010-11. Of course the musical style is going be in the RATT norm. When we get into the Ratt music writing mode we know what is Ratt's music and what isn't. I would like to get a little more melodically aggressive on the next album, say something like in between the E.P. Out of The Cellar and Invasion of your Privacy. We are shooting for some more Harder Ratt 'n Roll. Also I have been mentioning to Juan Croucier we should do a similar vocal trade off part like we did on lack of Communication off of Out of the Cellar on a new song."
When asked what he learn ed from Out of the Cellar producer Beau Hill recording sessions
"Wow quite a lot, arrangements, being patient I learned a lot from him, he was a worker, when he went in there to work it was time to work . It was great to bounce of ideas off of him and then after Out Of The Cellar we knew exactly what we were doing."
When asked if we will be writing another book
"Absolutely, I'd like to get working on it next year because it'll be a lot different than the first one. On this book I'll go over the musical tree of who was there when I first started. I would also like to get more inside the music, who was really involved and who wasn't. There's people names that come up and I don't have a clue who they are and I don't think they do but they weren't in the band Ratt I want to set the record straight. Also meeting Robin Crosby for the first time and how much of a part of the music of Ratt he was at the time and how Robin and I creating this whole monster. "
When asked if he would ever collaborate musically with Jake E Lee in the future who he played with in Pre Ratt, Mickey Ratt
"I would love to, I'm willing to work with any of my friends, Tracy Guns a couple weeks ago working on a song idea. Nothing wrong with writing music with others."
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When asked about his the recent announcement that he would be inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History
"I think it's great because I would take these kind of awards over MTV or VH1's and other big awards because they're so political and more or less grab the token band. I mean look there's so many bands that need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame that have to do with Heavy Metal/ Hard Rock. If I had my way you know it'll be a whole different award show on how you reward people. The LA scene had a lot to do with the music industry and those bands sold millions upon millions and maybe even a couple hundred million records and none of those bands get noticed for that. So I think the Metal Hall of Fame and being inducted is fantastic and much appreciated"
The 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala will be filmed live for Amazon Prime Movies, and will be aired in early 2020 to over 100 Million subscribers. Hard rock and Metal fans are invited to take part in the filming.
Inductees, Steve Vai, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Joe Satriani. Graham Bonnet, Chris Poland, long time Ronnie James Dio promoter Stone City Attractions (To be Inducted by Wendy Dio), and Metal Church Various bands and Inductees will be performing as well. Additional Inductions and performances by hard rock and heavy metal Legends, an All-Star Jam, and other surprises will be announced over the next few weeks!!
The Gala will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A GOGO Ultimate Jam Night and Almost Fama Show Host Jes Fama.
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About The Metal Hall of Fame: The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. It is part of the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.
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