List of Warrant members

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Warrant is an American glam metal band from Hollywood, California. Formed in 1984, the group originally included vocalist and acoustic guitarist Adam Shore, lead guitarist Josh Lewis, rhythm guitarist Erik Turner, bassist Chris Vincent and drummer Max Asher, although Vincent was replaced after only a few months by Jerry Dixon. [1] Shore and Asher left in September 1986, with Turner bringing in Jani Lane and Steven Sweet from the group Plain Jane as their replacements. [2] The following March, Joey Allen replaced Lewis. [3] Warrant released its debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich in 1989, which was followed by Cherry Pie the following year and Dog Eat Dog in 1992. [4] Lane briefly left Warrant in March 1993 to start a solo career, but within 18 months had returned to the band. [5]

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Prior to Lane's return, Allen also left in May 1994, followed by Sweet the following month; later in the year, they were replaced by Kingdom Come's Rick Steier and James Kottak, respectively. [6] Kottak only remained for two years, with Bobby Borg taking his place after the release and touring of Ultraphobic . [6] Borg left in 1997 and was replaced on tour by Vik Foxx and later Danny Wagner, the latter of whom had previously played keyboards for the group. [7] Steier and Wagner both subsequently left the band in early 2000. [7] Replacing Steier with Billy Morris and Wagner with Mike Fasano, Warrant released Under the Influence , an album of cover versions, in 2001. [8] On April 2, 2003, Fasano was fired from the band by Lane, with Kevin Phares of the vocalist's solo band taking his place. [9]

Lane left Warrant for a second time in January 2004 to focus on his solo career, with the group announcing the return of Allen, Fasano and the addition of new frontman Jaime St. James the following month. [10] By March, Fasano had been replaced by the returning Sweet, marking a reunion of the band's classic lineup with the exception of Lane. [11] Born Again , the first Warrant album without Lane, was released in 2006. [12] In early 2008, Lane returned to front Warrant for a third time. [13] The reunion lasted less than a year, however, as Lane left for a final time in September and was replaced by former Lynch Mob frontman Robert Mason. [14] Lane later died on August 11, 2011 of acute alcohol poisoning. [15]

Members

Current

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
Erik Turner.jpg
Erik Turner 1984–present
  • rhythm and lead guitars
  • backing vocals
all Warrant releases
Jerry Dixon
  • bass
  • backing vocals
Steven Sweet
  • 1986–1994
  • 2004–present
  • drums
  • percussion
  • backing vocals
all Warrant releases from Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989) to Dog Eat Dog (1992), and from Born Again (2006) onwards
Joey Allen
  • 1987–1994
  • 2004–present
  • lead and rhythm guitars
  • backing vocals
Robert Mason2008–present
  • vocals
  • acoustic guitar
  • harmonica
  • piano

Former

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
Josh Lewis1984–1987
  • lead and rhythm guitars
  • backing vocals
none
Adam Shore 1984–1986
  • vocals
  • acoustic guitar
Max Asher
  • drums
  • percussion
Chris Vincent1984
  • bass
  • backing vocals
Jani Lane
  • 1986–1993
  • 1994–2004
  • 2008 (died 2011)
  • vocals
  • acoustic guitar
  • keyboards
  • percussion
all Warrant releases from Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989) to Under the Influence (2001)
Dave White1992–1995
  • keyboards
  • backing vocals
Ultraphobic (1995)
Rick Steier 1994–2000
  • lead and rhythm guitars
  • backing vocals
all Warrant releases from Ultraphobic (1995) to Greatest & Latest (1999)
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James Kottak 1994–1996
  • drums
  • percussion
  • backing vocals
Ultraphobic (1995)
Bobby Borg1996–1997
  • drums
  • percussion
Mike Fasano
  • 2000–2003
  • 2004
Under the Influence (2001)
Billy Morris 2000–2004
  • lead and rhythm guitars
  • backing vocals
Mike Morriskeyboards
Kevin Phares2003–2004drumsnone
Jaime St. James.jpg
Jaime St. James 2004–2008lead vocalsBorn Again (2006)
Brent Woods2004
  • lead and rhythm guitars
  • backing vocals
none

Touring

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
Scott Warren.jpg
Scott Warren 1989–1992
  • keyboards
  • harmonica
  • piano
  • backing vocals
none
Vik "Vikki" Foxx1997–1998drums
Danny Wagner1995–2000
  • keyboards, backing vocals (1995–1998)
  • drums, backing vocals (1998–2000)
  • Warrant Live 86–97 (1997)
  • Greatest & Latest (1999)
Keri Kelli.jpg
Keri Kelli 2000lead and rhythm guitarsnone
Shawn Zavodney2001–2004
  • keyboards
  • backing vocals
Dan Conway2006drums
Michael Foster 2012–2013
Kevin Baldes2019bass

Timeline

List of Warrant members

Lineups

PeriodMembersReleases
1984
  • Adam Shore – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Josh Lewis – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Vincent – bass, backing vocals
  • Max Asher – drums, percussion
none
1984 – September 1986
  • Adam Shore – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Josh Lewis – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Max Asher – drums, percussion
September 1986 – March 1987
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Josh Lewis – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals
March 1987 – March 1993
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals
March 1993 – May 1994
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Dixon – bass
  • Steven Sweet – drums
none
May – June 1994
  • Erik Turner – guitar
  • Jerry Dixon – bass
  • Steven Sweet – drums
June – September 1994
  • Erik Turner – guitar
  • Jerry Dixon – bass
September – November 1994
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Erik Turner – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
November 1994 – March 1996
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Steier – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • James Kottak – drums, percussion, backing vocals
March 1996 – October 1997
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Steier – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Bobby Borg – drums, percussion
1997–1998
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Steier – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Vikki Foxx – drums(temporary)
none (remaining tracks on Greatest & Latest
recorded during 1998/1999 with Lane on drums)
1998–2000
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Steier – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Danny Wagner – drums(temporary)
January – August 2000
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Keri Kelli – lead guitar(temporary)
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Fasano – drums, percussion
Late 2000 – April 2003
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Billy Morris – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Fasano – drums, percussion
April 2003 – January 2004
  • Jani Lane – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Billy Morris – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Kevin Phares – drums, percussion
none
February – March 2004
  • Jaime St. James – lead vocals
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Fasano – drums, percussion
March 2004 – January 2008
  • Jaime St. James – lead vocals
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals
January – September 2008
  • Jani Lane – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals
none
September 2008 – present
  • Robert Mason – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Dixon – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals

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