RATT Singer Still Rockin' And Racin'

Rick Dean of CJOnline.com reports: If things go the way he hopes this summer, Stephen Pearcy may soon be back in the business of signing backs and breasts. The founder, lead singer and chief songwriter for the 1980s glam metal group RATT, Pearcy is about to launch a reunion tour with POISON. The highlight will be Rocklahoma, a metal festival with QUIET RIOT and SLAUGHTER in Pryor, Okla., on July 14.

Until then, the 47-year-old Pearcy is having as much fun as he's had in years — or since RATT disbanded, anyway — as a major sponsor of the Rattmobile, Clay Millican's Top Fuel car on the NHRA circuit.

Pearcy's involvement with NHRA entails more hands-on participation than, say, Jon Bon Jovi's ownership of an Arena Football League team. When he was a teenager in southern California, Pearcy wanted to be Don Prudhomme before he wanted to be Steven Tyler. He had a fondness for LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, but his biggest hero was leadfoot Don Garlits.

"I was a crew guy for a couple of teams in the '70s, and racing just got in my blood," he said. "We'd haul cars to races in trucks back before we got these big trailers. I've watched a lot of transition since then, but those were great times back then."

Read more at CJOnline.com.


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