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Jani Lane of Warrant

Jani Lane Of Warrant Dead At 47

By Paul Cashmere
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:53:27 +1000

Jani Lane, the frontman and songwriter for Warrant has been found dead at a hotel in Woodland Hills, California.

Lane died on August 11. A cause of death has not yet been announced.

Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald on February 1, 1964. In 1984, after Lane had relocated to Los Angeles with his band Plain Jane, he met Erik Turner who invited him at join his new band Warrant.

He wrote three of the bands hits, ‘Heaven’, ‘Down Boys’ and ‘Sometimes She Cries’ on the band’s first album ‘Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich’ as well as the big one ‘Cherry Pie’ on the second album ‘Cherry Pie’. 

He left the band in 2004 over differences but returned in 2008.

More news of this breaking story will follow as it becomes known.



    In August 2011 at 47 years of age Warrant songwriter and frontman Jani Lane was found dead of accute alcohol poisoning in a Comfort Inn Hotel room in California. Sadly for his remaining family they have requested that an estate administrator be appointed to help figure out what was left behind.
    10:30am Dec 12, 2011
  2. Jani Lane Death Linked To Drugs And Alcohol

    Although there has been no official cause of death Police say drugs and alcohol were found in the hotel roo, where Warrant singer Jani Lane was found dead yesterday.
    2:15pm Aug 13, 2011
  3. Stars Tweet RIP Jani Lane

    Tributes by celebs on Twitter are pouring in following the death of Warrant singer Jani Lane yesterday.
    7:29am Aug 13, 2011

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