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Happy birthday, Stephen Pearcy

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Stephen Pearcy, 2011

Stephen Pearcy, 2011

Happy birthday, Stephen Pearcy...
Born Stephen Eric Pearcy on July 3 1956 in San Diego, California, US, Stephen Pearcy is a vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the singer of Ratt.
When he was a teenager, Pearcy didn't express any desire to pursue a music career, he wanted to be a top fuel race car driver.
In summer 1971, while he was riding his friends bike, he was hit by a hit-and-run driver. When he was in hospital, he was given an acoustic guitar. After a short time, he decided to focuse more on music than on driving cars.
In the late 70s, he formed the band Mickey Ratt.
The band's name was shortened to Ratt after they moved the Los Angeles (original lineup: Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DeMartini (guitar, backing vocals), Robbin Crosby (guitar, backing vocals), Juan Croucier (bass, backing vocals), Bobby Blotzer (drums, percussion)).
The band released a self-tittled EP in 1983.
Their first LP, Out of the Cellar (1984), went multi-platinium.
During its first decade, the band released one gold and four platinium albums.
In 1992, Pearcy left Ratt and formed the band Arcade with Fred Coury. The band released a self tittled album in 1993 and another album in 1994.
In 1996, with guitarist Al Pitrelli, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Hiro Kuretani, Pearcy formed the band Vertex.
In 1996, he also reunited with Ratt but left them in 2000.
In June 2005, Pearcy released Rat Attack, a compilation of reworked Mickey Ratt and Ratt songs, featuring musicians George Lynch and Tracii Guns.
The same year, he also appeared on VH1 Classic's Metal Mania Stripped tour alongside with Kip Winger, Jani Lane, Don Dokken and Firehouse.
In March 2007, it was announced that Ratt would take part in the Rocklahoma summer festival. The lineup was composed of: Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DeMartini (guitar, backing vocals), John Corabi (guitar, backing vocals), Robbie Crane (bass, backing vocals) and Bobby Blotzer (drums, percussion).
On April 24 2014, it was announced that Pearcy has quit Ratt.
The current lineup of his solo band is compsoed of: Stephen Pearcy (lead vocals, guitar), Erik Ferentinos (guitar, backing vocals), Matt Thorne (bass, keyboards, backing vocals), Greg D'Angelo (drums) and Chris Hager (guitar, backing vocals).
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Stephen Pearcy!

Stephen Pearcy, (2011) -  Count's Vamp’d Las Vegas (CA - USA)

Stephen Pearcy, (2011) - Count's Vamp’d Las Vegas (CA - USA)

Stephen Pearcy,  Dario Seixas, Erik Ferentinos, Joaquin Revuelta  Photo by Ted Van Pelt (2010)

Stephen Pearcy, Dario Seixas, Erik Ferentinos, Joaquin Revuelta Photo by Ted Van Pelt (2010)

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Stephen Pearcy ...
Né Stephen Eric Pearcy le 3 juillet 1956 à San Diego, California, US, Stephen Pearcy est un chanteur et auteur-compositeur. Il est mieux connu en tant que chanteur du groupe Ratt.
Quand il était adolescent, Pearcy aspirait plus à une carrière de pilote automobile qu'à une carrière musicale.
Durant l'été 1971, Pearcy est heurté par un conducteur en délit de fuite alors qu'il était à vélo. A l'hopital, il reçoit une guitare. Peu de temps après, il décide de se concentrer plus sur la musique que sur les voitures.
A la fin des années 70, il forme le groupe Mickey Ratt.
Le nom de groupe est raccourci pour Ratt après que le groupe ait déménagé à Los Angeles (lineup original : Stephen Pearcy (chant), Warren DeMartini (guitare, choeur), Robbin Crosby (guitare, choeur), Juan Croucier (basse, choeur), Bobby Blotzer (batterie, percussion)).
La groupe sort un EP éponyme en 1983.
Leur premier LP, Out of the Cellar (1984), est multi disque de platine.
Durant sa première décénie, le groupe sort un album disque d'or et quatre albums disques de platine.
En 1992, Pearcy quitte Ratt et forme le groupe Arcade avec Fred Coury. Le groupe sort un album éponyme en 1993 et un autre album en 1994.
En 1996, avec le guitariste Al Pitrelli, le bassiste Robbie Crane et le batteur Hiro Kuretani, Pearcy forme le groupe Vertex.
En 1996, il se réunit aussi avec Ratt mais il les quitte à nouveau en 2000.
En Juin 2005, Pearcy sort Rat Attack, une compilation de chansons de Mickey Ratt et de Ratt retravaillées, comportant les musiciens George Lynch et Tracii Guns.
La même année, il figure sur la tournée Metal Mania Stripped de VH1 Classic aux côtés de Kip Winger, Jani Lane, Don Dokken et Firehouse.
En mars 2007, il est annoncé que Ratt jouerait au festival de Rocklahoma. Le lineup est composé de : Stephen Pearcy (chant), Warren DeMartini (guitare, choeur), John Corabi (guitare, choeur), Robbie Crane (basse, choeur) and Bobby Blotzer (batterie, percussion).
Le 24 avril 2014, il est annoncé que Pearcy quitte Ratt.
Son groupe solo est actuellement composé de :  Stephen Pearcy (chant, guitare), Erik Ferentinos (guitare, choeur), Matt Thorne (basse, clavier, choeur), Greg D'Angelo (batterie) et Chris Hager (guitare, choeur).
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Stephen Pearcy !]

Stephen Pearcy, 2010 The Year of The RATT

Stephen Pearcy, 2010 The Year of The RATT

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2010)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2010)

Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini, Rams head Live 2010

Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini, Rams head Live 2010

RATT (2010): Carlos Cavazo, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Warren DeMartini

RATT (2010): Carlos Cavazo, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Warren DeMartini

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2009)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2009)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2008)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (2008)

Stephen Pearcy (2007) - Live at Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, Baltimore (USA)

Stephen Pearcy (2007) - Live at Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, Baltimore (USA)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT

Stephen Pearcy, RATT

Stephen Pearcy and Robin Crosby, RATT

Stephen Pearcy and Robin Crosby, RATT

Stephen Pearcy, RATT

Stephen Pearcy, RATT

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (1987)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (1987)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (Early years)

Stephen Pearcy, RATT (Early years)

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