Warrant are an American HairMetal[=/=]ArenaRock band originally from Los Angeles. Formed in 1984, it took three or four years for the classic line-up featuring Jani Lane (lead vocals, main songwriter), Joey Allen (lead guitar), Erik Turner (rhythm guitar), Michael Nelson (bass guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) to stabilise.

Establishing themselves as the number three band in the Hollywood rock scene behind Music/GunsNRoses and Music/{{Poison}}, the band had their breakout hits with the multi-platinum album ''Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'' and the single "Heaven", which got to number two in the American charts (although it peaked behind Music/MilliVanilli, [[FakeBand which is more or less the same as being the number one song]]) and reached their peak success with ''Cherry Pie'' and the eponymous hit single, an arena rock anthem that soon became their SignatureSong.

However, changing trends in rock music served to undermine the band's career. Like a lot of hair bands, Warrant were displaced by the rise of {{Grunge}}, and after one last hit (the album ''Dog Eat Dog'') their popularity declined. Since then, they've continued to perform and record either with or without bandleader Jani Lane, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.

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!!This band features examples of:
* AutoErotica: From "Cherry Pie"
-->Swingin' to the bass
-->In the back of my car!
-->Ain't got money!
-->Ain't got no gas!
-->But we'll get where
-->We're goin' if we
-->Swing real fast!
* BawdySong: A large part of their discography.
* ClusterFBomb: "Ode To [[MoralGuardians Tipper Gore]]".
* CoverVersion: Of "[[Music/{{Queen}} We Will Rock You]]".
* DoubleEntendre: "Cherry Pie" has several:
-->Swingin' in there 'cause
-->She wanted me to feed her
-->So I mixed up the batter
-->And she licked the beater!
* FullyAutomaticClipShow: "Ode To Tipper Gore", a collection of profanity from live concerts.
* HairMetal: They were one of the last new hair metal groups that managed to become very popular immediately before grunge killed the genre off in the 1990s.
* IntercourseWithYou: Frequent feature of their lyrics.
* InterruptedIntimacy: From "Cherry Pie"
-->Swingin' so hard
-->We forgot to lock the door!
-->In walks her daddy
-->Standin' six foot four!
-->He said you ain't gonna swing
-->With my daughter no more!
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Again, from "Cherry Pie"
-->Swingin' on the front porch!
-->Swingin' on the lawn!
-->Swingin' where we want
-->'Cause there ain't nobody home!
* PowerBallad: As with all hair metal bands, they had several such songs. "Heaven" and "I Saw Red" were their most popular.
* RevolvingDoorBand
* SpecialGuest: The ''Cherry Pie'' album had a few friends performing on some songs. For example, the guitar solo on the title track is played by Music/{{Poison}} guitarist C. C. [=DeVille=].
* StealthParody: They seem to view "Cherry Pie" as one of these.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: The woman in the "Cherry Pie" video.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The video for their cover of "[[Music/{{Queen}} We Will Rock You]]" contains clips from the 1992 boxing movie ''Gladiator''.
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