Trivia / Warrant

  • Black Sheep Hit: "Cherry Pie". It's not really atypical of their style, but it was a song the label wanted them to write and became a much bigger hit than the band expected it to (Jani Lane wrote the lyrics out quickly on an empty pizza box). The band still doesn't know what to make of it after all these years; while they're proud that they managed to write such an iconic song, they also seem to see the fact that a semi-parodic Cliché Storm that was written in less than an hour as a way of shutting up their label became one of their biggest hits by a long shot is pretty pathetic. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the parent album was otherwise quite dark and even mature at times, making the song stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Creator Backlash: When asked about "Cherry Pie" in an interview with VH-1, Jani lamented, "I could shoot myself in the fucking head for writing that song." However, later on he admitted that he'd been caught at a bad time and clarified that he liked the song and was happy so many people enjoyed it, but regretted that it overshadowed a lot of other stuff they did.
    • Judging by some interviews the band doesn't seem to like Born Again very much.
  • Executive Meddling: The record company wanted them to write a "Love In An Elevator" style rock anthem; "Cherry Pie" was the result.
  • Old Shame: Erik Turner felt this way about Belly to Belly, saying that the band was trying too hard to fit in with modern music at the time.
  • Unfortunate Name: Jani Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald just three months after Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy. Not surprisingly, it wasn't long before his middle name was changed to Patrick.