Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy Drops New Details on Dave Grohl Collaboration

2012-01-30

Story by Anne Erickson

Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy says Dave Grohl ‘brought an amazing song to Warren and myself to record’ for new project

Earlier this month, we received word that Foo Fighters chief man Dave Grohl was recording a song with members of ’80s hair metal band Ratt: vocalist Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini. Now, according to Pearcy, the grunge rock drummer and singer-songwriter is ready to speak out about his unique collaboration with the iconic 1980s hair metal guys.

Pearcy has posted a note on his official Facebook page with more details about the newfound grunge-rock partnership, and he drops the news that Grohl recently checked in with Rolling Stone to release more details.

“Dave Grohl speaks on the new project that has been under wraps that Warren and myself are involved with (and many other artists) in the new Rolling Stone Jan. 19, 2012 issue,” he said. “Check it out if you have a chance, we’ll wait for Dave’s camp to give the formal release.

“Dave brought an amazing song to Warren and myself to record. I wrote the first draft of lyrics and sang a rough vocal track. Warren laid down some basic guitar tracks, still lots to do. More TBA when it goes down. So there you have it!” Grohl has also been spotted recording with Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and others, so the looming project seem to carry many shades of sound.

In Ratt news, the band recently released the following statement regarding an impending new album: “Ratt & Roll 2012! Warren (DeMartini, guitar), Stephen (Pearcy, vocals) and the band continue to write the new record. Expect a whole new breed of Ratt for a summer release and tour, TBA. Till then, there could be a few surprise shows.” (Photo credit: Steve Gullick.)

 




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