Warrant

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Warrant was formed in 1984 by guitarist Erik Turner who had previously been a member of Knightmare II (along with future Warrant guitarist Joey Allen). The first line up included lead vocalist Adam Shore, drummer Max Asher, guitarist Josh Lewis (born Josh Cohen), and bassist Chris Vincent, who was quickly replaced by Jerry Dixon. The band gigged hard in California opening for the likes of Hurricane, Ted Nugent, Stryper and Black ‘n Blue among others. In September 1986, Shore and Asher quit to create Hot Wheelz. Later that month Erik Turner was at a gig watching a band called Plain Jane who had become a regular feature in the L.A. club circuit and he was impressed by the band’s songwriting and vocal performance, and invited lead singer Jani Lane and drummer Steven Sweet to jam with his band at Hollywood’s db Sound in September 1986. Lane and Sweet, along with guitarist Joey Allen, who replaced Lewis, completed the revamped lineup in 1987. The recruitment of Lane proved pivotal in the band’s future, with the singer quickly assuming the role of songwriter.

After achieving fame on the L.A. club scene, the band recorded a demo tape in September 1987 for Paisley Park Records, a record label owned by musician Prince. With major labels taking an interest and after recording tracks for A&M Records the band also put in a showing on the movie soundtrack to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Eventually it was announced that Columbia had snapped up the band. Lane immediately spent his advance on a black Corvette which he promptly crashed. Warrant opened their campaign in September billed with D’MOLLS followed by dates with Britny Fox. The label immediately arranged for them to work with the in demand Beau Hill as producer on what would become the band’s debut album…. (from Wikipedia)
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R.I.P. Jani Lane, lead vocals from 1986 to 2004 (February 1, 1964-August 11, 2011)
Erik Turner, guitar
Joey Allen, guitar
Jerry Dixon, bass
Steven Sweet, drums

hair albums

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989)
  Down Boys #27, Heaven #2, Sometimes She Cries #20
Cherry Pie (1990)
  Cherry Pie #10, I Saw Red #10
Dog Eat Dog (1992)

post-hair albums

Ultraphobic (1995)
Belly to Belly (1996)
The Best of Warrant (1996)
Rocking Tall (1996)
Warrant Live 86–97 (1997)
Greatest & Latest (1999)
Under the Influence (2001)
Then and Now (2004)
Born Again (2006)
Rockaholic (2011)
Louder Harder Faster (2017)

live shows

Live at Gazzari’s 1987

Live in Lafeyette, LA 1991