Warrant Working With Keith Olsen On New CD
February 5, 2011
Warrant is currently in the studio with legendary producer Keith Olsen (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Kingdom Come, etc.) to record their seventh CD of all new original music. The new album will be released in May of 2011 on Frontiers Records and will be the band’s first with lead singer Robert Mason (formerly of Lynch Mob, Cry Of Love and Big Cock).
A video clip of guitarist Erik Turner recording “Sex Ain’t Love” in the studio can be viewed at this location while a little taste of “Tears In The City” can be found at this link.
Last week lead guitarist Joey Allen posted the following update regarding the upcoming CD, “14 songs with drums and bass done! 7 songs have rhythm guitar done…we are smokin’ along!!! It sounds killer and Keith Olsen is GREAT to work with. This may be the best Warrant CD I have ever worked on, everyone is firing on all cylinders…wait until you here Mason tear it up…KILLER.”
Upcoming Warrant tour dates:
Mar 19 Glass Cactus- Grapevine, TX
Mar 31 Arizona Bike Week -Scottsdale, AZ
May 13 M3 Festival -Columbia, MD
Jul 14 Mohegan Sun -Uncasville, CT
Jul 08 Redwood County Fair -Redwood Falls, MN
Oct 22 Firefest – Nottingham, UK
With a pair of double-platinum albums, Warrant was and still is one of the most popular rock bands of the late ’80s. Formed in Los Angeles in the mid-’80s, the group’s live show carried them through many changes in the music world. They released “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich” in 1989; by the middle of that year it had climbed into the Top Ten and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and “Heaven,” which reached number two (Only to be knocked down by the infamous Mili Vanilli). As bassist Jerry Dixon quotes “We like to think ‘Heaven’ was a number 1.5 hit single”.
Next up was the band’s 1991 release of Cherry Pie, which not only broke the sophomore jinks but shattered it. Cherry Pie yielded the band 3 Top Ten Hits, 3 number one MTV videos and more platinum albums. Cherry Pie featured the now classic songs “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, “I Saw Red” and “Cherry Pie.” Their third album, Dog Eat Dog, released in the midst of the Grunge takeover, managed to hit Gold status. In true Warrant fashion they continue to make viable records that include “Belly To Belly”, “Ultraphobic”, and the 2006 release of “Born Again”. Look for their next studio release in 2011.
Now consisting of Robert Mason (vocals), Eric Turner (guitars), Joey Allen (guitars), Jerry Dixon (bass) and Steven Sweet (drums), many bands have come and gone over Warrant’s 21 years as a professional recording artist, but one thing remains: Warrant is here to stay and is now better than ever!