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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 07:50 pm
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On the topic of Warrant and "Dog Eat Dog", around 1996 or 1997, MTV News aired a documentary about the death of metal at the hands of grunge in the early 1990s. It interviewed various figures from that 1985 to 1991 glory period. Jani Lane and someone else from Warrant were among them. The two of them noted that before "Cherry Pie" came out they went to the office of their label's president for a meeting and the guy had a big Warrant poster in the office. They got the royal treatment and left pumped because they knew Warrant was getting the full court press from the label. When it came time for the follow up album, grunge had already broken big. They had another meeting with the same label president, but now instead of their poster, the spot on the wall was occupied by new darlings of the label Alice In Chains. The meeting was friendly, but not nearly as enthusiastic as the one from a few years before. On the elevator afterwards, the guys from Warrant looked at each other mournfully and agreed they were in big trouble.