“Jani Lane’s is yet another sad story of a boy who attained his dreams of greatness, only to be blindsided by the pressures, temptations and disappointments of those same dreams. We all watched over the years, as he soared, stumbled, fell, then got up again and again. Tragically, he will get up no more. RIP Jani.”
– Dee Snider 8/12/11
Listen to Dee’s Statement, here
Executive Producer of the HOH, Pam Edwards, speaks about Jani Lane
Read it here: HOH’s Pam Edwards, remembers Jani Lane
Warrant’s Video Tribute to Jani Lane
Headbangers Mourn Jani Lane
UPDATE: 8/15/11, 10:45A –
TMZ.com is reporting that Jani Lane had been kicked out and banned from the Hilton Woodland Hills hotel earlier last month for trashing his room.
Read more here
UPDATE: 8/12/11, 9:45P –
EOnline.com is reporting that Jani Lane’s autopsy is inconclusive, and his cause of death is pending toxicology tests that may be weeks away…
Read more here.
UPDATE: 8/12/11, 4:11P CDT –
An anonymous source told the L.A. Times that Authorities on Friday were trying to determine why Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was at a Woodland Hills motel when he died.
Lane has a home in the South Bay, so it is unclear exactly why he was at the Ventura Boulevard motel, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room, the sources said, but there was no indication he took intentionally took his own life. Lane’s body was found about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a room at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
“He was discovered unresponsive,” said Coroner’s Deputy Chief Ed Winter. Lane was pronounced dead by fire department paramedics.
Read more here.
UPDATE: 8/12/11, 3:06P CDT –
Jani Lane to be Honored By Warrant at their show this evening.
TMZ is reporting that Jani Lane ‘s former band will pay tribute to the fallen singer at their concert tonight in North Dakota. Guitarist Erik Turner told TMZ, “We will be making a tribute before we play the song ‘Heaven’ (written by Lane in 1989) tonight.” He adds, “We never thought that when the song ‘Heaven’ was written we would be playing it someday in the memory of Jani’s untimely death. This is a very sad day for rock and roll. One of the great things about music is that it lives on forever.”
UPDATE: 8/12/11, 10:06A CDT –
The L.A. Times is reporting the L.A. County Coroner’s office is planning an autopsy on Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, who was found dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills.
Read the entire story here.
The HOH is saddened to report that Warrant singer, Jani Lane, is dead.
Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the 1980’s glam metal band Warrant, has been found dead in a hotel. He was 47.
According to TMZ, the body of the singer, whose real name was John Kennedy Oswald, was discovered at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, Calif. yesterday evening.
The cause of death has not yet released. Lane, 47, wrote Warrant’s hits “Heaven,” “Cherry Pie” and “I Saw Red” in the late 1980s. Eventually he left the band to pursue a solo career. In 2005 Lane joined VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. He rejoined Warrant in 2008 only to leave it again months later, for good. According to TMZ, Lane had a history of alcohol-related issues, and was arrested twice on DUI charges.
We’ll post more updates on this story as soon as we get them.
R.I.P Jani Lane
You will be missed!!!