Californian rockers RATT have selected "Best Of Me" as the first single from their new album, "Infestation", due in March 2010 via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records. The track is scheduled to go for radio adds on February 22.
The band's first studio CD in 10 years, "Infestation" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, whose credits include PUDDLE OF MUDD, CHEVELLE, SALIVA, LIMP BIZKIT, ALTER BRIDGE and THREE DAYS GRACE, to name a few. The effort — which has been described by Pearcy as a cross between 1984's "Out Of The Cellar" and 1985's "Invasion Of Your Privacy" — marked the first time the group had stepped outside of Los Angeles to track a new CD in 20-plus years.
Over the past two years, RATT has toured the world in support of their releases "Tell The World - The Very Best Of Ratt" and their first-ever DVD, "Videos from the Cellar - The Atlantic Years". During this time, the current lineup of Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo played shows in Australia, Colombia and Peru for the first time in their careers.
Rock Radio conducted an interview with RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy at this month's Hard Rock Hell festival at Pontins in Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The chat is now available for streaming in two parts using the audio player below.
Stephen Pearcy interviewed on Rock Radio (click on player below to launch audio):