Warrant Releases Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie is the second music album by American glam metal band Warrant.
The record—which spawned the hits "Cherry Pie", "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and "I Saw Red"—is the band's best-known and highest-selling release.
"Cherry Pie," which is arguably Warrant's most well-known song, was not actually planned to be put on the album. Joey Allen of Warrant has stated that the album was originally going to be called "Quality You Can Taste" (Frontman Jani Lane recalled this differently, stating that the title was supposed to be "Uncle Tom's Cabin"), but the president of Columbia Records, Don Lenner, wanted a rock anthem, so he called Jani Lane. Lane wrote "Cherry Pie" in about fifteen minutes. Allen stated that "...the whole marketing and everything for that record changed. It was definitely driven by the label and not the band. The song was written down on a pizza box which is now on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Destin, FL, part of the Destin Commons.
I could shoot myself in the fucking head for writing that song.”— Jani Lane in an interview for VH1's "HEAVY: The Story of Metal"
Can I clear the air on that? They [VH1 producers] just caught me on a bad day. It was a bad moment — I was going through a divorce, my mom had just passed away, all this stuff was going on — and they sit me down in a chair and wanna start grilling me with questions, and I didn't wanna be there, so...You know, push that interview to the side, I'm happy as a clam to have written a song that is still being played and still dug by so many people. It's hard enough to write a song, let alone one that sticks around.”— Jani Lane on having expressed disappointment in writing Cherry Pie