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Jani Lane

Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 - August 11, 2011) was an American recording artist who was the lead vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band Warrant. Lane was born as John Kennedy Oswald on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, the youngest of five children of Robert and Eileen Oswald and youngest brother to Marcy, Eric, Michelle, and Victoria. Having an older brother (Eric Oswald) as an accomplished guitarist already, and having learned to play drums at the age of four with his brother guiding and teaching him, he was then introduced to bands by his sister Vicky (Ley) and his parents, Bob and Eileen. Lane played drums under the name "Mitch Dynomite" in clubs by age 11 ("Mitch Dynomite" is listed as the drummer in the credits for Warrant's Latest and Greatest CD). Throughout the years, Lane would sometimes jump behind the kit to play with his band, and he has played the drums in various formats and gigs. By age 11, his older siblings had left for college or marriage except Vicky. Between his parents and his sister, he made the rounds as an amateur protege' drummer, making quite a name for himself. Not a shy youngster, he took over the family home inside and out.

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Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane Died Without a Will

Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane
Died Without a Will

Former Warrant singer Jani Lane died without divvying up his financial empire -- which could be a big problem .... considering he was worth about $600,000 at the time of his death.According to… READ MORE >

Jani Lane's Official Cause of Death -- Alcohol Poisoning

Jani Lane
Cause of Death -- Alcohol Poisoning

Officials have determined Warrant singer Jani Lane died from alcohol poisoning ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We're told the L.A. Coroner's Office has finished its investigation -- and… READ MORE >

- 925 days ago
Jani Lane 911 -- Nobody Wants to Touch the Body

Jani Lane 911 Call
Nobody Wants to Touch the Body

When Jani Lane's body was discovered at an L.A. hotel earlier this month, no one at the scene wanted to go near him... even to check if he was still alive -- this according to the 911 call… READ MORE >

- 967 days ago
Warrant Singer Jani Lane -- Mystery Note Found at Death Scene

Warrant Singer Jani Lane
MYSTERY NOTE FOUND AT DEATH SCENE

Ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane was carrying a note in his pocket on the day he died which read, "I am Jani Lane" ... but TMZ has learned Jani wasn't the person who wrote the note. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 969 days ago
Hair Band LEGENDS Unite to Honor Jani Lane

Hair Band LEGENDS Unite
To Honor Jani Lane

Some of the biggest hair bands you haven't heard from in 20 years are REUNITING in Los Angeles next weekend ... all to pay tribute to their fallen comrade Jani Lane ... and they're doing it for… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago
Jani Lane -- Banned from L.A. Hotel Weeks Before Death

Jani Lane
Banned from L.A. Hotel Weeks Before Death

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… READ MORE >

- 977 days ago
Warrant Pays Tribute to the Late Jani Lane

Warrant Pays Tribute
To the Late Jani Lane

Warrant dedicated their concert in North Dakota last night to Jani Lane -- punctuated by a performance of their classic song "Heaven" ... which was written by Lane and was actually their most… READ MORE >

- 978 days ago
Famous L.A. Deli -- Cherry Pie Is On Sale in Jani Lane's Honor

Famous L.A. Deli
Cherry Pie Is On Sale in Jani Lane's Honor

Canter's Deli -- one of the most famous restaurants in all of Los Angeles -- is honoring Jani Lane the best way they know how this weekend ... by having a sale on cherry pie. The delicatessen,… READ MORE >

- 978 days ago
Jani Lane to be Honored By Warrant at Tonight's Concert

Jani Lane
Warrant to Honor Singer Tonight At Live Concert

Jani Lane's former band will pay tribute to the fallen singer at their concert tonight in North Dakota ... TMZ has learned. Guitarist Erik Turner -- who co-founded the band -- tells us, "We will… READ MORE >

- 979 days ago
Warrant -- Jani Lane Will Be Missed

Warrant
Jani Lane Will Be Missed

Past and present members of Warrant are mourning the loss of their old frontman Jani Lane -- claiming, "He was a true talent and will be missed by all of us."The band released a collective… READ MORE >

- 979 days ago

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