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Jani Lane

Banned from L.A. Hotel

Weeks Before Death

8/14/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jani Lane
had been frequenting L.A. area hotels in the weeks before he died -- and trashed one of his rooms so badly, that he was BANNED from the hotel ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us Lane had been kicked out of the Hilton Woodland Hills sometime in the last month -- after hotel employees noticed that he had torn his room apart.

We're told Jani was "not rude" about the situation -- and understood why he had to leave.

Lane, we're told, had recently earned a reputation in the area for trashing his hotel rooms -- one source tells us he had been kicked out of multiple places within the last few weeks of his life.

As TMZ first reported, Lane died at a Comfort Inn hotel in L.A. on Thursday evening. Investigators have not released an official cause of death ... but report that a half-bottle of vodka and prescription drugs were found in the room.


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16.

Turbo    

TMZ - kudos for reporting his passing like you did. Now that it's passed..how about NOT stomping on his grave with bull**** about how he failed at times in his life? Most of us are aware he had demons..we all do.

1165 days ago
17.

Simone    

What's up with the kid gloves?

Its obvious this guy was a full blown drug addict & alcoholic.

Just because the drugs that killed him were from a pharmacy doesn't mean he wasn't an out of control addict that should have been with his kids and not trashing hotel rooms all over L.A.

If this was you or me the police report & media would be saying exactly what drugs he was addicted to and would also mention all the empty bottles of alcohol in the room.

This guy was selfish and refused to take responsibility for HIS actions. No his kids have to suffer because of it.

1165 days ago
18.

D-INCARNATION    

Isn't he a lil too old to be trashing hotel rooms.

1165 days ago
19.

John    

I'm sorry to say, I've never heard of this person.

1165 days ago
20.

INeedFacebookFriends.com    

the real questions is will they play "Cherry Pie" at his funeral?

1165 days ago
21.

JOHNLINDA    

JANI LANE - WARRANT AND LEAD SINGER WAS A GREAT BAND AND JANI WAS A GREAT FRONTMAN. JANI MADE A DENT IN THE MUSIC WORLD AND WAS A GREAT SINGER. WHAT A SHAME . PLEASE LET HIM REST IN PEACE. IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT KEEP YOUR UGLY COMMENTS TO YOURSELF. RIP JANI HEAVEN ISN'T TO FAR AWAY AND CAN'T WAIT TO JOIN YOU SOMEDEAY

1165 days ago
22.

Cujeaux    

I think I know why Cherry Pie Guy got kicked out of his house. This happened just a couple of weeks ago. It's probably best for sentimental die hard Warrant fans not to read this.

http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=10579962#page:showThread,10579962,5

1165 days ago
23.

tony34    

What can be said about Jani Lane. I did not know him in any capacity except as a fan of his music. No, I did not like the Cherry Pie song. I liked many others though. It is not for everybody. Many of you speak of irresponsibility and consequences and such. You are not wrong to say that. This is the result of America's permanent youth culture. Nevertheless, his music did, and still does, bring me joy.

RIP JANI LANE

1164 days ago
24.

THIN LIZZY    

Real rock stars wreck hotel rooms.

1164 days ago
25.

KY    

Another drugged up white celebrity dead because of drugs and alcohol... What else do you expect?

1164 days ago
26.

slimlines    

This story does continue to get sadder... hope he has finally found the peace that seemed elusive to him for years... like him or not, he did make a strong impression during the 80's rock era, that's what I hope he's remembered for, not how he went out of this world. RIP Jani.

1164 days ago
27.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm sure he was looking for one of them hiltons hiding in the mattresses. that is how they get all the dirty secrets on everyone. they hide inside of mattresses in their hotels and record everything that is going on in the room. i swear. you just need to jump up and down on them, and they'll leave.

1164 days ago
28.

Franc    

His friends and family got tired of his dooshy ways and his arrested development. So he died alone. But not before he caused grief for everybody else.

1164 days ago
29.

raven    

addiction is a disease. this is such a tragedy. not because he was a rock star, but because he's a human being. look up and read Sebastian Bach's message regarding Janie's death. don't judge someone unless you've walked a mile in their shoes. may you be at peace. say hi to Layne and Mike, would ya?

1164 days ago
30.

anthony sabetta    

my prayers go out to him his friends and family.the loss o*****reat talent and musician.as a fellow ohioan it was a pleasure to jam with him the few times i did.a friend and a legeand.sincerely anthony Sabetta of strutter

1164 days ago
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