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The lowdown on why Stephen Pearcy walked away from RATT…

stephen pearcy ratt, The lowdown on why Stephen Pearcy walked away from RATT…

It’s been confirmed by the man himself.  Stephen Pearcy has quit Ratt.

The longtime and original voice of the band also went on to state that part of the reason he left is because he says he is still not over the loss of guitarist Robbin Crosby, who died of a heroin overdose back in 2002.

Just last month, Pearcy’s sister passed away which led to the band having to cancel an appearance at the Monsters Of Rock festival.  It was during this time that the frontman apparently came to his decision.

He says in a statement: “After 30 years creating 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 and threats in the public forum – and most of all, disrespect to the fans.”

This marks the third time that the singer has left the band.  Pearcy first left in 1992, then returned four years later.  He quit again in 2000 and even went on to sue the band for continuing to use the Ratt name in 2001.

In 2007, he returned again and even went on to release a new album with the band called Infestation back in 2010.

However the singer says he is proud of the band: “This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes. I owe no one anything but a heartfelt thank-you for coming to the party. Life goes on, and the music I created will continue to be heard, despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long.”

He says he’ll continue to work as a musician in a solo capacity.

With the recent return of original Bass player Juan Croucier to the band, it could be that we will never have the opportunity to see the closest possible original incarnation of the band live again.  Minus Robbin of course.