Yesterday, I gave you a little update on the Warrant reunion, courtesy of my friend Gerry Gittelson. Today, a little Bring Back Glam! interview with Warrant guitarist Erik Turner. Erik chats about being back with Jani, playing guitar and a new Warrant CD and DVD. Transcription follows.
Bring Back Glam! What is the band vibe like now that singer Jani Lane is back behind the microphone?
Erik Turner: Authentic, kick ass pure Warrant, now that we have the original line up. The vibe is rock n roll!
BBG!: Are you planning on releasing an album of all new material with Jani?
ET: Hopefully next year there will be a brand new Warrant CD. We are planning on recording in the fall. We do have a new DVD in the works filled with classic footage.
BBG!: Tell about your reunion tour...and playing Rocklahoma.
ET: We are launching our tour in Nashville. The big summer tour will be with Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam. See our site for tour dates: WarrantRocks.com. Rocklahoma will be awesome.
BBG!: You are going on the road with Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam. How did that tour take shape and what can fans expect from the quadruple billing show?
ET: Party Time!! The very first conversation took place between myself and Cinderella manager Tim back in November I believe.
BBG!: Warrant played Rocklahoma 2007 with Jamie St. James. This year, you'll play with Jani and Jamie will sing with his band Black n' Blue. How is the relationship between the two bands? Is there any chance Jamie will sing a song with Warrant as well?
ET: I don't think there will be a jam, but we all get along great and we are looking forward to seeing Black n' Blue.
BBG!: Give me some hints into the Rocklahoma set list.
ET: Songs from the first three CD's only.
BBG!: Warrant has a bit of a volatile past. Is this reunion a permanent arrangement?
ET: Ha, ha! Is anything permanent? Do I have a crystal ball... I wish! We all hope this line up lasts 'till Warrant plays their last show, but you never know in a rock n' roll band.BBG!: You've been playing guitar for a very long time now. How often do you practice - outside of rehearsals before Warrant gigs?
ET: Since the reunion came together I have been inspired to practice again. I'm even taking lessons to learn how to read music. I look forward to rehearsals which is a big change!
BBG!: Do you have any advice for someone just picking up guitar?
ET: Have fun guitar hero! Play it loud and drive your neighbors crazy!
BBG!: Finally, where do you see Warrant one year from now?
ET: Hopefully, still together, rocking, recording and making some killer music for our fans!