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Below is our complete Warrant news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Warrant Frontman Shares Thoughts On Reunion Show

Warrant frontman Jani Lane has checked with an update regarding the bands first gig in 14 years featuring the original lineup.

"Wow, what a fricken relief! We (Warrant reunited) finally got on stage together the other night in Nashville and the following night in Walker, Minnesota. There was so much speculation on our part and the fans as well! About a week before the shows my MySpace was literally humming with excitement! I had the pleasure of having my daughter, Madison attend the first show. Trust me, there is no more honest critic than the 10 year old who thinks of you as 'the old guy who takes her to school!'

All things considered, I thought the first show went pretty well. No major equipment problems and the crowd was great. We definitely fed off the energy the audience fed us. As crazy-fast as the day in Nashville went, it almost shifted into slow motion for me on stage. I caught myself mentally drifting down memory lane while my voice and body must have been in some kind of auto-pilot mode...very surreal! I would look around at the guys and get flashes of the Sunset Strip (circa '87 or so) starving, hoping, praying and having a hell of a good time! Memories of recording, touring, laughing and crying together! It really made me think, 'Holy shite, we have been through the mill together!' and let me tell you folks something...I am not a wuss but for the five of us to be standing on stage together sounding that good...everyone healthy and happy...I nearly welled up several times! I never let it show though...mostly because, if I did, I'd have to kick my own ass for being a wimp! :) More...

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Cinderella Adds More Summer Shows

Cinderella have added some more shows for thei summer tour, the majority of these shows will also feature Warrant and Lynch Mob.

Confirmed dates are:

June
24 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse
26 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino
27 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino
28 - Maplewood, MN - Myth

July
2 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
3 - Alpine, CA - Viejas
4 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
5 - Henderson, NV - Sunset Station Casino
7 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
8 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
11 - Amarillo, TX - Azteca Music Hall
12 - Pryor OK - Rocklahoma
13 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Amphitheater
17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Amphitheater
19 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Amphitheater
20 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
21 - Clarkston, MI - DTE
22 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
25 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Forum
26 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
27 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
29 - Springfield, MO - Ozark Empire Fair

August
1 - Clearfield, PA - Clearfield County Fair
3 - Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Amphitheater
10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair

More dates to be announced.

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Warrant's Webmaster Posts Tour Info Update

WARRANT's Webmaster Noel has issued the following message:

"Hey Warrant fans!

This is Noel the web guy. In hopes to make things easier on everyone, I wanted to give you an update for all the questions you've been submitting.

I talked to Jerry (Dixon) the other day and the booking agent has been sending him completely new sets of summer tour dates every week, yet they are not finalized. They don't want to release the dates until they are 100% final so as not to confuse fans in cities that get bumped. So, I'm sorry to say but as of right now, I have NO tour news for you. Jerry and Erik (Turner) will send them to me the moment they get them and I will in turn update this page. Please continue to check back and understand that we're just as anxious as you are.

Several bands have been writing in asking about getting an opening slot. Please contact the booking agents or venues for that info.

I will be at Rocklahoma taking fan photos and video clips for the MySpace page. I'm also working on getting a hand full of things to give away. If you plan to go, and want to know what I look like so you can find me, hit me up on my page.

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Line Up Announced For Heavy Mtl Festival

For the first time ever in Montreal, a 2 day metal festival dubbed Heavy Mtl will be held on June 21-22. The lineup is as follows:

Saturday, June 21, 2008:

Iron Maiden
3 Inches of Blood
Symphony X
Overkill
Unexpect
Hammerfall
Mastodon
Hatebreed
Type O Negative
Dethklok / Metalocolypse
Lauren Harris

Sunday, June 22, 2008:

Motley Crue
Shadows Fall
Priestess
Three Days Grace
Drowning Pool
Anthrax
Warrant

Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, April 18th at noon.

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Warrant Announce "Original-Lineup" Shows

Vocalist Jani Lane of the reunited '80s rockers WARRANT has issued the following update:

"WARRANT will appear for the first time [with] 'all original members' in 14 years at The Wild Horse in Nashville on May 17 and Northern Lights Casino in Minneapolis on May 18. This should really be a lot of fun! I encourage all the 'die-hards' to do your best to be at one of these very special, dare I say it, historical shows. Thanks for all the overwhelming support!!"

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Warrant To Begin Work On New Material

Reactivated '80s rockers WARRANT will hit the road this summer with the band's most successful lineup, consisting of vocalist Jani Lane, guitarists Joey Allen and Erik Turner, bassist Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet. The trek, also featuring CINDERELLA, will launch at the Rocklahoma festival and will also include an appearance at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 17.

Regarding how it feels performing with Jani Lane once again, Sweet told the Artisan News Service, "It's freaking bizarre." Allen added, "It's like a time warp." Sweet continued, "It brings back a lot of memories obviously. Joey and I have been back in the band for the last three years without Jani, so it's like a new old thing again."

Asked if the band has plans of getting back into the studio together to write new material, Sweet said, "Not immediately, but we're already working on new ideas and probably by the end of the year, once things slow down with travel, that we'll get back in and start putting some things down."

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Saints of the Underground Ready Debut Album

Saints of the Underground, featuring multi-platinum musicians Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) on drums and Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) on lead guitar recruiting Jani Lane (Ex-Warrant) on vocals and Robbie Crane (Ratt) on bass, are preapring their debut album, "Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner," for an April 22nd release.

The Saints of the Underground formed in 2006, starting out as four guys playing cover tunes and having a good time, but over time the chemistry between them grew. The band naturally evolved into a creative partnership and new songs emerged. The band entered into Blotzer's Studio (for drums & bass), diamondrecordingstudio.com, and Kelli's studio (for guitar & vocals) capturing an array of original material. The result is their debut CD, "Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner," written and produced by Jani, Bobby, and Keri; mixed by legendary Producer/Engineer Andy Johns, who has worked with greats such as the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

"Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner" will be released April 22nd on Warrior Records, distributed via Universal Music Group Distribution.

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Ex-Warrant Guitarist Comments On Quiet Riot Singer

Former WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris, who played guitar with QUIET RIOT off and on during the band's later years, has released the following statement to D.X. Ferris of the Cleveland Scene regarding the passing of QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow:

"Wow. Today I learned that my friend Kevin DuBrow passed away. This blows me away. No one would ever imagine this happening to Kevin, especially me, after knowing him for the past eight years. During our tours together, he would really take care of himself, eating well (certainly better than the rest of us). He'd take his vitamins every day, and always kept his body and voice in check. One thing about Kevin was that he was always so thankful for what he had. Performing live and creating music were his passions, and he was grateful for the time he spent with his friends and fans. The rock scene has lost an icon, an individual who brought it every night! Kevin, you will be missed."

According to The Associated Press, a neighbor summoned police and paramedics Sunday (November 25) to the Las Vegas home where the 52-year-old Dubrow was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m., police and coroner's officials said.

There was no forced entry at the house, and no suspicious circumstances were reported, police Officer Jose Montoya said.

The cause and manner of death were not immediately known, pending an autopsy and toxicology results, Clark County coroner's spokeswoman Samantha Charles said.

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Final Guitar Hero II Tracklisting Revealed

According to IGN, the final track listing has been revealed for the upcoming PS2/Xbox 360 video game "Guitar Hero II". The track list will run as follows (sorted by their in-game categories):

Opening Licks:
Motley Crue - "Shout At The Devil"
Danzig - "Mother"
Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
Wolfmother - "Woman"
Spinal Tap - "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight"

Amp-Warmers:
Kiss - "Strutter"
Nirvana - "Heart-Shaped Box"
Police - "Message In A Bottle"
Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"
Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"

String-Snappers:
Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
Alice In Chains - "Them Bones"
Iggy Pop And The Stooges - "Search And Destroy"
The Pretenders - "Tattooed Love Boys"
Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"

Thrash And Burn:
Warrant - "Cherry Pie"
The Butthole Surfers - "Who Was In My Room Last Night"
Mathew Sweet - "Girlfriend"
Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'"
Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Return Of The Shred:
Rage Against The Machine - "Killing In The Name"
Primus - "John The Fisherman"
The Sword - "Freya"
Thin Lizzy - "Bad Reputation"
Aerosmtih - "Last Child"

Relentless Riffs:
Heart - "Crazy On You"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Tripping On A Hole In A Paper Heart"
Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"
Allman Brothers - "Jessica"
Jane's Addiction - "Stop"

Furious Fretwork:
Anthrax - "Madhouse"
The Living End - "Carry Me Home"
Lamb Of God - "Laid To Rest"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Psychobilly Freakout"
Rush - "YYZ"

Face-Melters:
Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast And The Harlot"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized"
Dick Dale - "Misirlou"
Megadeth - "Hangar 18"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"

Around 15 or more unlockable bonus tracks will also be included in the game, with Every Time I Die, Drist, The Last Vegas, Valient Thorr and The Breaking Wheel rumored to be among them. "Guitar Hero II" will see a November 7th release date on the Playstation 2 while a spring release on the Xbox 360 is currently pending.

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VH1.com Launches Air Guitar Competition

Beginning April 12, VH1.com launched its online search for the top air guitarists in the country, challenging all wanna-be rock icons to its "Air to the Throne" air guitar competition. The champion will win a trip to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event in Las Vegas where he or she will perform on the red carpet and be crowned VH1's "Air to the Throne". The champ will also win a coveted spot in the official U.S. Air Guitar Championship Finals in New York. Additional prizes include "Gibson New Century Flying V" guitars and "Guitar Hero" video games.

Submission Process: From April 12 - May 1, air guitarists across the country can submit a video of their best air-guitar interpretation of one of the following four songs: WARRANT's "Cherry Pie", TED NUGENT's "Cat Scratch Fever", DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", and QUEEN's "Guitar Solo". In order to be eligible, participants must use 59 seconds of music from one of the four selected songs listed above. Interested air guitarists can submit their video via VH1.com by going to air.vh1.com.

Read the full article at PRNewswire.

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VH1's 'Most Metal Moments' Selling Disinformation

Tony Hicks of the Contra Costa Times has issued the following report:

VH1 is selling disinformation again in the name of being cute. This has become a real problem over there, where reaction over a few funny shows is turning the network into the obnoxious kid who won't stop popping off.

I'm writing about, of course, this awful "100 Most Metal Moments", which first showed its ugly head last year. At first, I was repulsed, angered ... and angered some more. I wanted someone at VH1 to pay for their stupidity and thoughtlessness in not only having no idea what metal was, but executing a show that, to some, would certainly be the authoritative voice on the subject. It's like giving Ashlee Simpson a part in a Janis Joplin bio film.

Once I calmed down, I realized this would go away. It wouldn't spread disinformation. VH1's addiction to cuteness, via second-rate celebrities popping off about things they don't understand, would take them in new directions. Or so I thought.

VH1 has decided to replay the show this month, which means that at any given time, a viewer has the chance to hear some so-called expert equate BON JOVI with the term "metal." Now I'm no Count Grishnackh, but in ninth grade I did ride all the way in the closed trunk of a Camaro (there was no room in the back seat) to see BLACK SABBATH at the Cow Palace.

Anyways, here's some of the VH1 tidbits a viewer can get brainwashed into believing are "metal" or even "most metal" if they're not careful: More...

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