As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the metal band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Multi-Platinum Success Year after Year and captured critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band Mickey RATT. Known for their overtly sexual appearance, rebellious attitude, and take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT’s potential and star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album “Out of the Cellar”, which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowies “Blue Jean”.
The record generated top ten singles followed by sold out tours throughout the world. This momentum remained with every proceeding RATT album to include their most recent release of “Infestation” in 2010. Their last recording from that time in 1991 is Ratt “81-91″ of which marked the end of an era, and to the chagrin of many die hard metal fans who seemingly could never get enough of Pearcy, it seemed to mark the end to a self-proclaimed “dynasty of rough & tough metal” that ruled the better part of the 80s.
Throughout RATT’s nearly four decades of success with Pearcy at its helm, they released 8 albums and played thousands of shows worldwide all the while selling over 18 million records. In 1992 Pearcy explored other areas of interest and created Arcade with Cinderella’s drummer Fred Coury. With the release of his first solo debut in 2002, “Social Intercourse”, and 20 CDs to his credit, he continued to record and tour vigorously to the delight of a new emerging fan base of metal fans.
Pearcy’s fourth solo LP, “Smash”, was released on January 27, 2017 via Frontiers Music SRL to rave reviews and charted success.
Added to his list of achievements is 2002’s Cult Horror Classic, “Camp Utopia” with Pearcy playing the notorious camp slasher and cult leader, Timothy Bach.
Multiple RATT songs have been featured in such Films as Point Break, Weird Science, The Golden Child, Academy Award winning movie “The Wrestler” and most recently on the soundtrack of the Emmy Award winning show “Stranger Things” on Netflix.
Pearcy would also go on to re-record 2 Mickey Ratt songs for ABC’s 2015 television premiere of “Wicked City”, of which he is featured in a cameo.
Pearcy’s most recent exploration away from music is as a New York Times Best Selling author, “SEX, DRUGS, RATT ‘n’ ROLL… My Life in Rock” by Stephen Pearcy. Hailed as “A jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup Ratt: the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, the drugs—and just how much you can get away with when you’re one of the biggest hair metal stars of all time.”
Pearcy’s career has spanned over four decades, and he has been described as “one of the best front men to emerge from the Decade of Decadence”. His stylized vocals and performances have been the trademark of RATT & Stephen Pearcy’s Solo Band throughout his career. He gained press and notoriety for his sexual lyrics and his hedonistic lifestyle on and off the road.
Today, he heads Top Fuel Entertainment, as CEO, which he founded in 1995. He continues to write, record and produce new music. As well as, perform in his own solo band!
“To see him on stage still doing his thing better than many of his peers is a definite dream come true for Ratt fans, Stephen Pearcy’s solo band is every bit as satisfying as Stephen Pearcy fronting Ratt”
“He has assembled some of hard rock and heavy metal’s best players of the era, and they do a great job keeping these classics alive”
The Pearcy legacy is here to stay. His fans are loyal and always wanting more of him…after all, he is the original “Wanted Man”.