Original RATT members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) will team up for the "Metal in America" tour 2006, set to take place September-November. Pearcy and his RAT BASTARDS will play all the RATT hits and music from ARCADE, as well as Stephen's solo material. Croucier will be fronting this power trio — also featuring John Medina (drums and vocals) and Jeff Cohen (guitar and vocals) — and handling bass guitar as well. Juan will be on as many shows as his schedule will permit. These two ex-RATT bandmates — who haven't performed together in over a decade — will be "laying it down" for an end-of-night encore that will surely leave hardcore RATT fans screaming "back for more!" Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
Pearcy released a live acoustic album, called "Stripped", in May. It features RATT hits like "Round and Round" and "Lay It Down", as well as covers of LED ZEPPELIN's "Bring It On Home" and FLEETWOOD MAC's "Oh Well".