Well, it seems to have now become an annual event: The Breakup of Ratt! That’s right. Once again, the band is finished. Stephen Pearcy announced this week that he is leaving the band. The basic story is that Stephen and Bobby have been going at it, mostly through social media it seems, with Bobby Blotzer doing the biggest majority of the slamming, arguing, and complaining. Stephen has been booking many solo shows, to take place this summer. It’s unknown if they band will continue without him, although Stephen did say that a new Ratt record could still possibly come out, with him on vocals. What’s the biggest problem with this? Although Stephen is the voice of the band, and the most recognizable element, will people do the homework to figure out who’s in the band? How will they know that Ratt won’t sound anything like how they remember it? As much as I would like to see all those guys together, Stephen, Warren, and Juan are the sound of that band, and Stephen more than others. Stephen should do alright.