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Erik Turner Talks the Warrant Reunion

 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.

erikturner.jpg 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:  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?

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!

Reader Comments (7)

Great interview...I'm really glad to see Jani back.=)
May 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Very cool interview Allyson! I to am glad that Jani is back, and am looking forward to an all new album!
May 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
thank god jani lane is back in warrant. i didnt like that cd they put out with jamie st james. besides now we get 2 good bands back. warrant and black n blue.
May 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrob
I'm glad Jani is back too. "Born Again" was ok but to me it wasn't Warrant.
May 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon
Glad Jani is back.Cant wait for the new cd and dvd.
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercarl
Hell, yeah! Can't wait for the new disc and the show this summer. Tinley park, bitches!!!

Although I have to say I'd like to here you guys play 'Indian Giver'
May 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob
Even if it does happen, Warrant like Poison will forget about the UK. Been along time seen i last saw them, supporting Dave Lee Roth if i remember........ Cherry Pie days.
June 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeli

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