Show #289 – Stephen Pearcy (2/1/17)

Stephen Pearcy fronted Ratt through several platinum albums in the Eighties and early Nineties, including Out of the Cellar, Invasion of Your Privacy, Dancing Undercover and Reach For the Sky.  The band had success on the pop charts as well, hitting #12 in 1984 with “Round and Round,” also a huge MTV hit.  In the early 2000’s, Pearcy embarked on a solo career, and he’s just issued his fourth solo long-player called Smash.  The new album sees him returning to his riff-heavy roots of classic Ratt, while also breaking new ground – there’s some strong Led Zeppelin influences here as well.  He’s also planning a reunion with his bandmates in Ratt for a tour later this year.