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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: RIP Jani Lane Reply with quote

[img]http://www.hardradio.com/hardboard/Jani_Lane_early.jpg[/img]

Longtime HardRadio friend JANI LANE, former lead singer of Warrant, has died at age 47. Lane's body was found yesterday at a Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, California. His death is being treated as an accidental overdose or a possible death from natural causes. Reportedly, investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in his hotel room. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

During his time with Warrant Lane wrote such hits as 'Down Boys, Cherry Pie, and Heaven, which reached number one in Rolling Stone and number two on the Billboard Top 100. Lane had an on-off relationship with the band, leaving in 1992 before returning and quitting again several times. He left for the last time in 2008, citing writing differences. In a statement, the band said of his departure: 'It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that Jani Lane will no longer be performing with Warrant. We wish Jani nothing but the best and remain friends.' Lane continued to write and sing after he left Warrant. His debut solo album Back Down to One was released in 2003.

Celebrity tributes have poured in via Twitter: Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash tweeted: 'Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man.' Poison frontman Bret Michaels wrote: 'We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI.' Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx tweeted: 'I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP.' Lane is survived by his two daughters.

btw, HardRadio.com founders are credited with breaking Warrant nationally while running the Z-Rock network. We go way back to when they only had a demo tape.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an old picture we had of Jani and x-wife Bobbie Brown:

[img]http://www.hardradio.com/hardboard/Janie_Bobbie_smile.jpeg[/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loss of life prematurely is always sad.
I was not a huge fan, but did get to listen to Warrant a lot during on the Z-Rock rotation. What fun times!!!
I had heard on the cable network channel that he was suffering from depression and had difficulties copeing with former bandmates.

May he RIP.
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