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MITCH LAFON JULY 8, 2021 INTERVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY ON "THE STAYING POWER OF 80'S MUSIC"

On 90's Music:

"I don't see Everclear, Jet, or Soul Asylum doing a Stadium tour.....the Stadium tours are Def Leppard, Motley Crue, & Poison" Mitch LaFon


On Band Bullshit:

"Put the bullshit aside and make it work...this is business, Im proud of our legacy and want to celebrate it with our fans" Stephen Pearcy


On Jake E. Lee:

"Jake E. Lee & I did, in fact, write a song together in the early 80's and I have it"

Stephen Pearcy


On songwriting:

"{the staying power of 80's music} comes down to songwriting. It's the songwriting that has stood the test of time." Stephen Pearcy


On a Reunion:

"You've got to Want it! I Want it for the band....for the legacy of RATT" Stephen Pearcy


On Backing Tracks:

"I'm Old School --- Never have used a backing track ----- my voice is my voice--- sometimes I have a bad day but I'm authentic to the audience. I owe them that. {too much backing vocals looks cartoony & fake}. We're Rock n' Roll...it's dirty, there's feedback, but it's REAL and I think there's Value in being Real after 36 years in this business".

Stephen Pearcy


On Choosing Opening bands for RATT shows in the 80's:

"We chose Bon Jovi & Poison to open for us because we saw that they were good bands and wanted to help them out by putting them on our tour" Stephen Pearcy


On Jon Bon Jovi:

"Jon Bon Jovi sang back-up vocals for you on the Detonator album, (1990) "Heads I win, Tails You Lose" Mitch LaFon


"Yes he did" Stephen Pearcy



JON BON JOVI SINGS BACK-UPS FOR RATT




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