Hard Rock, Pop/Rock
Hard Rock, Hair Metal, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal
Party/Celebratory, Fun, Brash, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Carefree, Cheerful, Energetic, Rowdy, Rambunctious
Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.
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With a pair of double-platinum albums and three Top Ten singles, Warrant were one of the most popular pop-metal bands of the late '80s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1984, the group weathered several lineup changes before solidifying around the talents of vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bassist Jerry Dixon, and drummer Steven Sweet. The band signed with Columbia Records in January 1988 and released Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich one year later; by that summer, it had climbed into the Top Ten and launched the hit singles "Down Boys," "Sometimes She Cries," and "Heaven," the last of which reached number two on the American charts. Released in the summer of 1990, the follow-up effort Cherry Pie was an even bigger success, climbing into the Top Ten and featuring the high-charting singles "I Saw Red" and "Cherry Pie." Warrant had some trouble continuing their multi-platinum success during the alternative explosion of 1992, although their third album, Dog Eat Dog, did go gold. Ultraphobic (1995) and Belly to Belly (1996), however, failed to chart.
The band's lineup began to splinter as the '90s progressed, with the majority of Warrant's founding members leaving the group. Under the Influence arrived in 2001, comprised of various cover songs and two original tracks; it also marked Jani Lane's last recording with the band. He ultimately left in 2004, taking two of Warrant's members with him, and was replaced by former Black 'N Blue vocalist Jaime St. James. While Lane attempted a solo career, the revised version of Warrant released Born Again in 2006. Jaime St. James' tenure in the band proved to be very short, as he was ousted in 2008 in favor of Lane's return. Later that year, Lane left once again and was replaced by Lynch Mob's Rob Mason. Lane was found dead at the age of 47 in a Los Angeles hotel room in August 2011.
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Hollywood, California, United States
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Glam metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Columbia, CMC, Down Boys
Pokerface, Gallery of Suicide, Knightmare II, Cyren, Dorian Gray, Plain (Playne) Jane, Shake City, Hot Wheelz, Phantom Blue, Risque, Jabberwocky, The Joey Allen Project, Erik Turner, Hollywood Underground, Dead or Alive, Jani Lane, Jani Lane's Warrant, Phucket, Leppardmania: A Tribute to Def Leppard, Angel City Outlaws, Saints of the Underground, Magna Carta, Ozzy Osbourne, Silent Witness, Kingman Arizona; A White Mans Paradise, Magnum, Adrian Dodz, Big Cock, Lynch Mob, Great White
Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen, Robert Mason
Past Group Members
Adam Shore, Max Asher, Josh Lewis, Chris Vincent, Jani Lane, Scott Warren, Terry Ingram, David "Dave" White, Rick Steier, James Kottak, Danny Wagner, Bobby Borg, Vik "Vikki" Foxx, Mike Fasano, Keri Kelli, Billy Morris, Mike Morris, Shawn Zavodney, Kevan Phares, Jaime St. James, Brent Woods, Dan Conway, Michael Foster