Warrant is an American glam metal band from Hollywood, California that experienced success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with two multi-platinum albums. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Warrant was formed in Los Angeles by guitarist Erik Turner in July 1984. Turner was soon joined by bassist Jerry Dixon. Warrant had a bassist named Chris Vincent before Dixon joined. Prior to his involvement with Warrant, Vincent played with a local band called SilverPants. The band's early members included vocalist Adam Shore, guitarist Josh Lewis, and drummer Max Asher. Vocalist Jani Lane (who replaced Shore) and drummer Steven "Sweet" Chamberlin (who replaced Asher) joined the band in September 1986, and guitarist Joey Allen (who replaced Lewis) completed the line-up in March 1987. Lane and Sweet were previously in the band Plain Jane, which had recorded several demos. The recruitment of Lane proved pivotal in the band's future, with the singer quickly assuming the role of song writer.
After gaining notoriety 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. At this time, A&M records purchased an option to sign Warrant and invited the band to contribute a song for the soundtrack of the motion picture Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Both deals would prove unsuccessful, with the band's contribution "Game of War" being pulled from the soundtrack and A&M allowing its option to lapse.
* Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989, Columbia) - #10, 2x Platinum
* Cherry Pie (1990, Columbia) - #7, 2x Platinum
* Dog Eat Dog (1992, Columbia) - #25, Gold
* Ultraphobic (1995, CMC)
* Belly to Belly (1996, CMC)
* Greatest & Latest (1999, Deadline) (new versions of previous Warrant songs)
* Under the Influence (2001, Downboyrecords)
* Born Again (2006)
* Warrant Live 86-97 (1997, CMC)
* The Best Of Warrant (1996, Columbia)
* Rocking Tall (1996, Sony Music Special Products)
* Then And Now: Warrant (2004, Sanctuary)