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    Post by Chris on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:48 am

    http://www.billboard.com/news/jani-lane-dead-ex-warrant-singer-was-47-1005314552.story#/news/jani-lane-dead-ex-warrant-singer-was-47-1005314552.story

    Jani Lane Dead: Ex-Warrant Singer Was 47
    by Marc Schneider, N.Y. | August 12, 2011 1:18 EDT



    Jani Lane, who fronted the glossy rock band Warrant during the salad days of hair metal, was found dead in a motel room in Woodland Hills, Calif. Thursday evening of undetermined causes, TMZ has learned. He was 47.

    Details are scarce, but Lane was reportedly discovered at a Comfort Inn near Los Angeles.

    Known for his golden boy looks and a voice that hearkened back to the 1970s era of arena rock wailers, Lane penned many of Warrant's huge hits, including "Down Boys," "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the band's biggest charter, the 1989 ballad "Heaven."

    "Cherry Pie" Peaked at No. 10 in the Hot 100

    He also preened and grinned in the band's most memorable contribution to popular culture, the brazenly sexist video for the 1990 camp hit, "Cherry Pie."

    He left Warrant in 2004 and a year later a bloated Lane surfaced to clean up his act during the 2005 season of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club." A healthier Lane rejoined the group in 2008 only to leave it again months later, this time for good, over business matters.

    Lane was arrested twice in recent years on DUI charges and he ended up serving time in jail.

    In recent years he has worked on a solo career and has acted as a hired gun as recently at 2010 for "Once Bitten Twice Shy" band Great White.

    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Reached No. 78

    Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald in Akron, Ohio on Feb. 1 1964 -- the name a nod to the president who had been assassinated the year before. His parents soon changed his middle name to Patrick. Throughout his youth he played the drums but his good looks and huge voice pushed him to the microphone.

    He adopted his stage name around 1983 and a couple years later moved to Los Angeles searching for fame -- which he found after teaming up with core members of Warrant.

    From 1989 to 2001 Lane appeared and was the primary songwriter for six studio albums. Two of them -- 1989's "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" and 1990's "Cherry Pie" -- went on to go double platinum. Like so many other hair metal bands, though, Warrant couldn't overcome the grunge juggernaut and they were never able to replicate their early chart success.

    Lane was married three times, first to model Bobbie Brown, who was featured in the "Cherry Pie" video. According to his website and Twitter profile, Lane's third wife is named Kimberly and he leaves behind four children, Taylar, Brittany, Madison and Ryan.



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:24 am

    I think I've heard of him. RIP.



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    Post by AtownPeep on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:56 am

    RIP I remember him from Celebrity Fit Club a few years ago. He was real hard living and hard drinking.
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    Post by CeCe on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:56 am

    Well damn sad RIP






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    Post by gingersnaps on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:43 pm

    I remember him being on Celebrity Fit Club as well and thinking he was looking worse for wear back then. It's a shame what happened to him... RIP



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    Post by RedBedroom on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:46 pm

    Sad news for sure.
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    Post by Impact on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:02 pm





    They did have a little bit of depth to them. But too bad "Cherry Pie" will be there legacy.



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