“HEAVEN” IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
I’ve only seen Warrant live once, during one of those shed tours Poison does every summer. Jani Lane weighed approximately as much as the mother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, but he did appear to be relatively sober. Never before have I heard a lead singer so grateful to actually have a paying crowd there to see him; I think he thanked the crowd profusely in between each and every song, which might have cut into the set time a little, but kinda worked out since I don’t know if Warrant have a full hour’s worth of hits anyway (I’m assuming that there are few, if any, people who go to a Warrant show hoping to hear an “obscure” song that wasn’t once in heavy rotation on MTV).
Now the band’s power balled “Heaven” is being used in an AT&T commercial. I guess this could drive ticket sales for the band’s current reunion tour, but mostly, I imagine, it will provide each member with his biggest royalty check since Cherry Pie.
Check out the commercial below.