Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock hair metal 80s rock heavy metal glam metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s


A product of the late 80s Los Angeles, California, USA club scene, hard rock band Warrant was formed in 1984 by guitarist Erik Turner (Eric Benjamin Turner, 31 March 1964, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). The early line-up of the band included Jerry Dixon (b. 15 September 1967, Pasadena, California, USA; bass), Adam Shore (vocals), Josh Lewis (b. Joshua Cohen, 15 October 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; guitar) and Max Asher (drums). A number of personnel changes saw John ‘Jani’ Lane (b. John Patrick Oswald, 1 February 1964, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals), Steven Sweet (b. 29 October 1965, Wadsworth, Ohio, USA; drums) and Joey Allen (b. Joseph Allen Cagle, 23 June 1964, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA; guitar) completing the classic Warrant line-up (Turner, Dixon, Lane, Sweet and Allen). A clever self-promotion campaign and sterling live work turned the band into LA’s hottest unsigned outfit, and Columbia Records were quick to step in. 1989’s Dirty Rotten Filthy...

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