Stephen Pearcy, the renowned lead singer of RATT, is set to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band’s seminal debut album, “Out Of The Cellar,” in a grand fashion. This celebration will be marked by an exclusive performance at the iconic Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, on December 29. This event holds special significance as it will be Pearcy’s inaugural endeavor in performing the album in its entirety with his solo band, offering a unique experience for fans.
2024 promises to be an exciting year for RATT enthusiasts, as Pearcy and his solo band have planned to continue the momentum by performing “Out Of The Cellar” at all their shows throughout the year. This initiative not only honors the band’s legacy but also gives fans new and old a chance to experience the album’s magic live.
RATT, with its distinctive sound and style, burst onto the national music scene in 1984 following the release of “Out Of The Cellar.” The album was a massive success, bolstered by the hit single “Round And Round,” which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself climbed to No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 and achieved triple platinum status. Other notable singles from the album, such as “Back For More” and “Wanted Man,” further cemented RATT’s position in the rock hierarchy. The band’s journey from an opening act to an arena headliner during this period is a testament to their growing popularity and influence in the rock world.
Following up on their initial success, RATT released “Invasion Of Your Privacy” in 1985. This album replicated the success of its predecessor, achieving double platinum status and featuring chart-topping tracks like “Lay It Down” and “You’re In Love.”
1986 saw the release of “Dancing Undercover,” with RATT touring across North America and introducing a then-newcomer band, POISON, as their opening act. The album, which included hits like “Dance” and “Slip Of The Lip,” continued the band’s streak of platinum-selling albums.
RATT’s 1988 album “Reach For The Sky” further solidified their position in the rock genre, with the blues-infused hit “Way Cool Jr.” driving its success. The album, like its predecessors, achieved platinum status and featured the popular single “I Want A Woman.”
In 1990, RATT released “Detonator,” an album that, despite the changing musical landscape, managed to attain significant success. It included contributions from notable artists and songwriters and featured hit singles like “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” and “Giving Yourself Away.”
The early 90s also saw RATT contributing to film soundtracks, with the single “Nobody Rides For Free” featuring in the hit film “Point Break.” This period marked a continued presence of RATT in popular culture.
In a 2021 interview with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Pearcy expressed openness to the idea of creating a new RATT album with the surviving members of the classic lineup, indicating potential future projects that would excite fans of the band.