Stew Herrera of the Southern California rock station 95.5 KLOS conducted an interview with WARRANT members Erik Turner (guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) this past week about SUNSET STRIPPED, Turner and Sweet's new band which performs acoustic versions of some of the most memorable super hits of the 1980s. You can now watch the chat below.
In a recent interview with The Beach Reporter, Turner was asked how SUNSET STRIPPED came about. "I've been wanting to do an acoustic thing for a while, something unplugged, more toned down and intimate," he replied. "I've been doing the loud hard rock thing for 25 years. It sounded real nice to me to just sit down and play some songs in an intimate setting. We play a couple WARRANT songs, 'I Saw Red' and 'Heaven', and then we do a bunch of ballads from other bands like GUNS N' ROSES, BON JOVI, EXTREME, MR. BIG, DEF LEPPARD, POISON, stuff like that."
When asked if it was a challenge to adjust to playing stripped-down acoustic versions after performing arena-like rock, Turner said, "It's definitely a different approach. Playing guitar solos on acoustic is a lot different. It's a lot more challenging. We take some liberties with arrangements, but we try to keep it as true as possible to the original composition. Even the original composition, they are recorded in studio with electric guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, all kinds of stuff."
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