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Warrant

Warrant

is an American band which plays glam metal style of music and was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1984. Eric Turner (guitar player) formed the band and recruited Chris Vincent but he was only with him for a short while before he quit and Jerry Dixon joined. Other early members were Adam Shore (vocalist), Josh Lewis (guitar player), and Max Asher (drum player). Jani Lane replaced Shore as their vocalist, and Steven Chamberlin replaced Asher on the drums, in 1986.Joey Allen (guitar player) joined the group in 1987 and this completed the lineup for Warrant. The band played in the nightclubs in Las Angeles and then in September, 1987, they recorded a demo tape with the Paisley Park Records label. The record company was owned by the artist known as Prince.

In January, 1988, the group signed up with Columbia Records and in April they started recording their debut album called, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The album was a success and from it came three hits. They were Heaven (hit number 2 on the charts), Sometimes She Cries, and Down Boys. Just before the release of the album, the group toured with a group of other artists such as Motley Crue, Poison, Kingdom Come, Paul Stanley, Queensryche, and Cinderella. Rick Steier and James Kottak from the group called, Kingdom Come, later joined the Warrant band. The band released their second album called, Cherry Pie. From it came the hit singles, Cherry Pie, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and I Saw Red. The album sold over 3 million copies and reached the Top Ten chart in the United States. Cherry Pie received a lot of exposure on MTV.

The group again went on tour after the release of Cherry Pie. They toured with the group called, Poison. The tour ended when there was a dispute over stage room among the two groups. Warrant went on to do their Blood Sweat and Beers tour in America, and were very successful. They were supported by Firehouse and Trixter. The band changed their lineup frequently in the 1990's. They were also featured on the Rock Never Stops Tour in 1998 and again in 2003. Steier and Wagner left the group in 2000. Keri Kelli took the place of Sterier on the guitar, and Mike Fasano took the place of Wagner, playing the drums. In August of 2000, Kelli left the group to join Slash’s Snakepit on tour, and was replaced with Billy Morris.

Their next album was, Under the Influence, and it was released in 2001. The band toured again after the released of the album . In 2003, drummer Fasano was replaced with Pharis. Lane left the group again in 2004 and Morris and Pharis went with him.The band released their 7th studio album called, Born Again, in 2006. On July 14, 2007, the band played at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. The group released 12 albums and 10 singles.