Erik Turner of Warrant
Interviewed via e-mail by Glenn Milligan, 8th January, 2005.
would you say are your main musical influences and why?
were you up to before you were a member of Warrant?
did Warrant originally get together and how did the name come about?
are your favorite Warrant songs and what influence them?
were the stories behind 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and 'Cherry Pie'?
you wrote these songs, did you expect them to become so popular? - Even now Cherry
Pie is still one of the main songs at The Corporation, Sheffield on the Saturday
night (Reservoir Rocks)!!
have been your favorite tours and why?
was the Metal Edge Tour?
have been your fave support slots or support bands you have had out with you and
there any particular parts of the world that you like to play best?
differences have you found having Joey Allen back in the band - both on a musical
and social level? How did he come to rejoin?
did Jani Lane leave and what do you miss about him?
would you say are the main differences between Jamie and Jani?
did the October/November 2004 Tour go? What were the stand-out nights? And why?
was the reaction from the fans because of a change in front man?
did you go about choosing the songs in the set? Does the set list always stay
the same or does it differ slightly depending on the gig and how you feel at the
does the brand new material compare to Classic Warrant? Tell us about the new
songs that have been kicking your butt in rehearsal!!
the band, what influences you as a painter?
long does it take you to create them?
are your favorite paintings and why?
After you've finished them, do you still have a high regard for them or do you lose interest and move onto creating the next one?
I like most my paintings and wait to be inspired for the next.
turned you onto golf?
is your favourite place to play and what is your handicap?
would you most like to play against and why?
music would be found in your record collection?
the rock scene like where you live and where do you like to hang out?
are the best and worst things about being in a band like Warrant?
there any UK shows planned for 2005 since you haven't played over here in years?
general, what will be up to in 2005 as an individual and in Warrant?