is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California,
that experienced success from 1982–1996 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.
Following the critically acclaimed Gold album Dog Eat Dog the band
started to experience frequent changes to the line-up and despite the
drop in popularity with the arrival of grunge, they released Ultraphobic
in 1995 and a successful best of album in 1996. The band also changed
their musical direction with the release of the grunge influenced Belly
to Belly in 96, but returned to their roots very quickly by the end of
the decade. The band experienced highs and lows in the 2000s with
successful tours, a new covers album Under the Influence, lead singer
Jani Lane leaving, a brand new Born Again album with new singer Jaime
St. James and a brief reunion of the original line up. Into the new
decade former lead singer and main songwriter Jani Lane died.
After over 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, now with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist, Robert Mason.
Warrant's music has undergone significant evolution throughout the
band's 30-year history. The style used during the 1980s and early 1990s,
which is typical of many "Sunset strip" glam metal bands, remains the
band's signature sound. During that period, the band was known for their
heavy, melodic rock anthems and sentimental ballads.