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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2011
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Label Frontiers Records
Producer Keith Olsen
Warrant chronology
Born Again
Louder Harder Faster
Singles from Rockaholic
  1. "Life's a Song"
    Released: 2011
  2. "Home"
    Released: 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Metalholic(7.3/10) [3]
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Rockaholic is the eighth studio album by American rock band Warrant, released on May 17, 2011. This is the first album to feature the band’s third lead singer Robert Mason, who replaced original lead singer Jani Lane in 2008. Lane returned to the band for a 2008 reunion tour but by the end of the year, he and the band parted ways for the second time. Lane had previously replaced former lead singer Jaime St. James, who performed lead vocals on the band's last album, Born Again , and who initially replaced Lane in 2004.


Rockaholic peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart. [5]

The track "Life's a Song" was released as the first single from the album also featuring a music video [6] and the track "Home" was released as the second single with a music video being released in October 2011. [7]

Musical style

Bass player Jerry Dixon commented: "I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on this record. Each song has its own vibe that's going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant ride [...] There's enough 80's influence on songs like "Tears in the City" and "Sex Ain't Love" to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material." [8]

Production and marketing

Warrant began recording Rockaholic in 2009 following the 2008 reunion tour which Robert Mason completed when Jani Lane was unable to complete the tour. The record was produced by Keith Olsen.


The Rockaholic Tour of Canada and the US with label mates Whitesnake as well as Cinderella and Poison, had Warrant playing over 50 dates in support of the album. [9]


  1. Down Boys
  2. Love in Stereo
  3. Sometimes She Cries
  4. Sure Feels Good To Me (Added in 2013)
  5. The Last Straw
  6. D.R.F.S.R.
  7. Sex Ain’t Love
  8. Machine Gun
  9. Life’s A Song
  10. Bonfire (Dropped In 2013)
  11. I Saw Red
  12. Home
  13. Heaven
  14. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  15. Cherry Pie

(Innocence Gone, Inside Out, Song and Dance Man) played occasionally

Track listing

  1. "Sex Ain't Love" (Dixon, Mason, Turner) - 3:57
  2. "Innocence Gone" (Dixon, Mason) - 3:40
  3. "Snake" (Mason) - 3:44
  4. "Dusty's Revenge" (Dixon, Mason, Turner) - 4:26
  5. "Home" (Mason) - 3:27
  6. "What Love Can Do" (Dixon) - 4:19
  7. "Life's a Song" (Dixon) - 4:09
  8. "Show Must Go On" (Dixon, Mason) - 2:48
  9. "Cocaine Freight Train" (Dixon, Mason) - 2:57
  10. "Found Forever" (Mason) - 4:14
  11. "Candy Man" (Dixon, Turner) - 4:04
  12. "Sunshine" (Dixon, Mason, Duncan) - 3:53
  13. "Tears in the City" (Dixon) - 3:34
  14. "The Last Straw" (Dixon, Mason, Turner) - 4:12



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