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Jani Lane

Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011) was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the hard rock band Warrant. From Hollywood, California, the band experienced success from 1989-1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. Lane left Warrant in 2004 and again in 2008 after a brief reunion. Lane also released a solo album Back Down to One in 2003 and the album Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner with a new group Saints of the Underground in 2008. Lane contributed his lead vocals and song writing to many various projects throughout his career. Jani Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald (later changed to John Patrick Oswald), on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio. The youngest of Eileen and Robert Oswald's five children, John grew up just east of Akron in Brimfield Township along with his older brother (Eric) and 3 older sisters (Marcy, Michelle, and Victoria). Eric was an accomplished guitarist; Lane himself learned to play drums at age 6 with his brother guiding and teaching him. Lane grew up listening to Cleveland rock station WMMS (100.7 FM, "The Buzzard"), and was introduced to various bands by his family,

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Jani Lane -- Vodka and Pills Found At Death Scene

Jani Lane
Vodka, Pills at Death Scene

Investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Jani Lane died yesterday ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell us paramedics were called to the… READ MORE >

Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane -- Dead at 47

Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane
DEAD AT 47

Jani Lane -- former lead singer of the rock band Warrant -- was found dead at a hotel in L.A. Thursday evening ... TMZ has learned. Lane's body was discovered at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland… READ MORE >

- 1076 days ago
Slash on Jani Lane: 'What a Shame'

Slash on Jani Lane:
'What a Shame'

The entire metal community is mourning the death of Warrant singer Jani Lane ... including Slash who posted a message saying, "Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man."Nikki Sixx from… READ MORE >

- 1076 days ago
'Cherry Pie' Singer Gets 120 Days in Jail for DUI

'Cherry Pie' Singer Gets 120 Days in Jail for DUI

TMZ has learned former Warrant singer Jani Lane just plead no contest to DUI stemming from his most recent arrest back in May -- and has been ordered to serve 120 days in jail. As we first… READ MORE >

- 1464 days ago
Warrant Singer Arrested for DUI

Warrant Singer Arrested for DUI

TMZ has learned Jani Lane from the 80s hairband Warrant is currently being booked on suspicion of DUI.LAPD arrested Lane in Woodland Hills, CA on Sunday night.Police sources tell us Lane was… READ MORE >

- 1535 days ago

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