Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy called into Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live, this week and confirmed that original Ratt bassist Juan Croucier will be joining the band onstage at the M3 festival on May 12th in Columbia, Maryland.

Pearcy told Eddie that “Juan is playing with [former Ratt bassist] Robbie [Crane’s] blessing.” He added he had “a great rehearsal with Juan today (April 23rd)” and that Juan “is welcome back.” He also stated that he is “very excited about it.”

Hopefully this will be a long term arrangement, with every original member in the band except for the late Robbin Crosby.

Ratt continues to write songs for their new studio record, the follow-up to their 2010 comeback album Infestation, and also plan on releasing a compilation collection through iTunes. Stephen Pearcy added, “While Ratt writes and works on the next RoadRunner record 2012, the band will be releasing a compilation record on their own via iTunes. Music from their vaults — un-released and live tracks from 1983-1991.”

Recently-returned RATT bassist Juan Croucier is the latest guest on Focus In The Mix With Denise Ames. In the rare interview, he talks about the late guitarist Robbin Crosby, Ratt’s heyday and break up, his favourite Ratt music video, where Ratt N’ Roll came from and much more.