WARRANT's 'Cherry Pie' In ARBY'S Commercial

WARRANT's classic song "Cherry Pie" is featured in a TV commercial for Arby's, a fast-food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. Watch the commercial below.

During an interview that aired in May 2006 as part of VH1's "Heavy: The Story of Metal" four-part documentary tracing the evolution of heavy metal music and culture, former WARRANT singer Jani Lane stated about "Cherry Pie", "I hate that song. I had no intention of writing that song. The record was done. The record was called 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'. And Donny Inner [president of Columbia Records] called up and said, 'I don't hear the single. You gotta give me a fucking single like 'Love in an Elevator'. I need something like that.' So that night I wrote 'Cherry Pie'. Sent it to him. He lived with it over the weekend. Then all of a sudden the album's called 'Cherry Pie'. The record's called 'Cherry Pie'. I'm doing cherry-pie-eating contests. The single's 'Cherry Pie'. Right? If I'm lying, I'm dying. And my legacy's 'Cherry Pie'. Everything about me is 'Cherry Pie'. I'm the 'Cherry Pie' guy. I could shoot myself in the fucking head for writing that song."

Speaking to the "Taz at Night" show on Kalamazoo's 92.5 WZUU radio station in November 2007, Lani dismissed his "Heavy: The Story of Metal" comments, claiming, "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."


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