Californian rockers RATT have returned to the studio to resume recording their first studio release in 10 years. The CD is being 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.According to a posting on RATT's MySpace page, "Stephen [Pearcy] is recording lead vocals now. Guitars and backup vocals [will be tracked] next week." RATT was scheduled to spend a month or so recording the new album in Mathews, Virginia — the first time the band has stepped outside of Los Angeles to track a new CD in 20-plus years. A January 2010 release via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records is expected. Quality video footage of RATT's July 28, 2009 performance at the Nokia Theatre in New York City can be viewed below (courtesy of "bretthejet"). RATT and EXTREME recently teamed up to bring you this summer's most rockin' tour lineup. The tour, which features sets from both bands with RATT closing, kicked off on July 12 in Amarillo, Texas and ran through August 7 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut "Out Of The Cellar", RATT played the album in its entirety. 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.