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Warrant officially release video for “HOME”

January 18th, 2012

Warrant has officially released their video “HOME” from the Rockaholic album today! Please check the link!

Warrant will also be having contests this week related to the HOME video…Please check for details coming soon on the WARRANT Facebook site…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/WARRANT/125089977508792

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JANI LANE Died Of Alcohol Poisoning

October 6th, 2011
RIP Jani Lane

RIP Jani Lane

According to TMZ, law enforcement officials have determined that former WARRANT singer Jani Lane died from alcohol poisoning.

TMZ has been told the L.A. Coroner’s Office has finished its investigation and concluded Lane had suffered from “acute ethanol poisoning” when he died in an L.A. motel room on August 11.

 

Investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the motel room where Lane died.

 

Lane was 47 years old when he died. He was separated from his third wife, the former Kimberly Nash, at the time of his death. He is survived by two daughters, one from each of his first two marriages.

 

Jani Lane was born February 1st, 1964 in Akron, Ohio. He went on to sing on seven Warrant studio albums:

 

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich

Cherry Pie

Dog Eat Dog

Ultraphobic

Belly To Belly

Greatest & Latest

Under The Influence

 

After leaving Warrant, Lane issued a solo album, Back Down To One. That was followed by a brief stint with SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND, who only released one album – Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner.

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WARRANT Pays Tribute To JANI LANE At North Dakota Show; Video Available

August 13th, 2011

US rockers WARRANT paid tribute to former lead singer, Jani Lane, last night (Friday, August 12) during their concert at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Check out fan-filmed video footage of the band’s hit ‘Heaven’ below:

Guitarist Erik Turner told TMZ prior to the show: “We never thought that when the song ‘Heaven’ was written we would be playing it someday in the memory of Jani’s untimely death (on August 11th). This is a very sad day for rock and roll. One of the great things about music is that it lives on forever.

RIP Jani Lane

RIP Jani Lane

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Investigators Probing Why Former WARRANT Singer Was At Motel Room; JANI LANE Autopsy Inconclusive

August 13th, 2011
RIP Jani Lane

RIP Jani Lane

According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities on Friday were trying to determine why former WARRANT singer Jani Lane was at a Woodland Hills, California motel when he died Thursday.

 

Lane has a home in Redondo Beach, approximately 27 miles south of the location where he was found, so it is unclear exactly why he was at the Ventura Boulevard motel, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room, the sources said, but there was no indication he intentionally took his own life.

 

The source spoke to the Los Angeles Times on the condition of anonymity because the case is still under investigation.

 

Jani Lane’s older sister, Vicky Oswald-Ley told RadarOnline.com that neither Lane’s wife of a year, Kimberly, nor his manager have contacted the family since the singer’s body was found.

 

“It would be common courtesy to call,” she said. “We don’t even know if there’s a service.

 

“Why was he in a hotel? Why was he away from her (his wife)? Why was there isolation?” asked Vicky. “We have so many questions and don’t know where to turn for answers.”

 

An autopsy performed Friday on Lane proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

 

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.

 

Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

 

“He was discovered unresponsive,” said Winter.

 

Lane’s family will convene Sunday for a private memorial service, the singer’s manager and longtime friend Obi Steinman told the Associated Press. A public memorial with performances by fellow metal rock bands including GREAT WHITE and L.A. GUNS will be held in Hollywood on August 24 at a venue to be announced later, he said.

 

Jani is survived by his wife, Kimberly; a brother, Eric; three sisters, Marcine Williams, Michelle Robinson and Victoria Oswald; a daughter from his first marriage, Taylar Lane; a daughter from his second marriage, Madison Lane; and two stepdaughters, Ryan and Brittany.

 

JANI LANE Autopsy Inconclusive, Cause Of Death Pending

An autopsy performed Friday on former WARRANT singer Jani Lane proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.

Investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Lane was found dead yesterday (Thursday, August 11), according to TMZ.com.

Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

“He was discovered unresponsive,” said Winter.

According to TMZ.com, Lane‘s death is being treated as an accidental overdose or a possible death from natural causes.

Lane‘s family will convene Sunday for a private memorial service, the singer’s manager and longtime friend Obi Steinman told the Associated Press. A public memorial with performances by fellow metal rock bands including GREAT WHITE and L.A. GUNS will be held in Hollywood on August 24 at a venue to be announced later, he said.

“He was one of the great rock-and-roll frontmen and singers of all time,” Steinman said. “His music helped shape the ’80s.”

Lane had battled alcoholism for years and also had a history of alcohol-related arrests. Lane’s sister, Vicky Oswald-Ley, told RadarOnline.com that the death of their mother seven years ago affected Lane‘s battles against alcohol. “She would always talk him into going into rehab and hospitals,” she said. “I think when she passed, that desire to stay healthy died too.”

“He finally succumbed to that,” Steinman said. “He lost his battle over alcohol.”

Investigators Probing Why Former WARRANT Singer Was At Motel Room – Aug. 12, 2011
According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities on Friday were trying to determine why former WARRANT singer Jani Lane was at a Woodland Hills, California motel when he died Thursday.

Lane has a home in Redondo Beach, approximately 27 miles south of the location where he was found, so it is unclear exactly why he was at the Ventura Boulevard motel, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room, the sources said, but there was no indication he intentionally took his own life.

The source spoke to the Los Angeles Times on the condition of anonymity because the case is still under investigation.

Jani Lane‘s older sister, Vicky Oswald-Ley told RadarOnline.com that neither Lane‘s wife of a year, Kimberly, nor his manager have contacted the family since the singer’s body was found.

“It would be common courtesy to call,” she said. “We don’t even know if there’s a service.

“Why was he in a hotel? Why was he away from her (his wife)? Why was there isolation?” asked Vicky. “We have so many questions and don’t know where to turn for answers.”

An autopsy performed Friday on Lane proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.

Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

“He was discovered unresponsive,” said Winter.

Lane‘s family will convene Sunday for a private memorial service, the singer’s manager and longtime friend Obi Steinman told the Associated Press. A public memorial with performances by fellow metal rock bands including GREAT WHITE and L.A. GUNS will be held in Hollywood on August 24 at a venue to be announced later, he said.

Jani is survived by his wife, Kimberly; a brother, Eric; three sisters, Marcine Williams, Michelle Robinson and Victoria Oswald; a daughter from his first marriage, Taylar Lane; a daughter from his second marriage, Madison Lane; and two stepdaughters, Ryan and Brittany.

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Former WARRANT Vocalist JANI LANE Found Dead

August 12th, 2011
Jani Lane

Jani Lane

TMZ is reporting that former WARRANT vocalist JANI LANE was found dead at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, CA earlier this evening (August 11th). Thus far, no official cause of death has been released.

Lane was 47 years old.

Jani Lane was born February 1st, 1964 in Akron, Ohio. He went on to sing on seven Warrant studio albums:

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Cherry Pie
Dog Eat Dog
Ultraphobic
Belly To Belly
Greatest & Latest
Under The Influence

After leaving Warrant, Lane issued a solo album, Back Down To One. That was followed by a brief stint with SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND, who only released one album – Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner.

On July 23, Lane took part in a taping of an upcoming episode of the “That Metal Show” alongside Michael Sweet (STRYPER) and Taime Downe (FASTER PUSSYCAT) (see photos below). The program featuring Lane is scheduled to air on October 1 on VH1 Classic.

In February, Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald on February 1, 1964) canceled all of his previously announced solo tour dates two days before the first show was due to take place. No explanation was offered for the cancellation.

RIP Jani Lane

RIP Jani Lane

WARRANT announced in September 2008 that it was splitting with Lane six months after the band reunited with the troubled vocalist. He has since been replaced by Robert Mason (LYNCH MOB, CRY OF LOVE, BIG COCK).

Lane originally left WARRANT in March 1993 but rejoined the band in September 1994. The group went on to record the “Ultraphobic” (1995), “Belly To Belly” (1996) and “Greatest & Latest” (1999) albums and issued and collection of covers, “Under The Influence”, in 2001. Jani quit WARRANT again in 2004 before reuniting with the group four years later.

Lane released a solo album, “Back Down to One”, in 2003, but shortly after was admitted to a rehab center for alcohol and drug-related exhaustion. He also appeared on VH1′s reality series “Celebrity Fit Club”.

On July 19, 2010, Lane pled no contest to DUI stemming from his arrest two months earlier — and was ordered to serve 120 days in jail. In addition, Lane lost his license for three years and had to complete a 30-month alcohol-education program.

Prior to serving time in jail for his most recent legal troubles, Lane issued a statement in which he said, in part, “My true hope is that anyone out there dealing with personal problems… the consequences do not get lighter. I can only say I’ve never regretted a good decision or action and never been proud of bad ones. People have an astounding ability to forgive… I have to start with forgiving myself. That is something that I find far more difficult than I imagined. I think it starts with gratitude.”

In a June 2010 interview, Lane spoke about his battle with alcoholism and the negative impact it has had on his career.

“The last year, I’ve suffered some consequences from drinking that I’ve never suffered in my entire life,” he said. “It’s really made me take a step back and go, ‘Is this how you want to continue? Is this how you want to finish up?’ The answer is no.”

He continued, “I’ll tell you, one day you think that this is absolutely normal, this is expected, ‘This has been my lifestyle for 20 years, what’s the problem?’ And, all of a sudden, things take a turn, and you go, ‘I don’t like these consequences. I don’t like how this affects my family, I don’t like how this affects my career, I don’t like how this affects anything.’ Then you begin to work.”

When asked if his treatment involved going to a rehab, Lane replied, “I have gone to rehabilitation, absolutely. I know some people who want to be quiet about that kind of stuff, but I am not the kind of person who pride is going to win out over saying, ‘Hey, I’m honestly getting this in check and fixing this.’ It is a very important thing to me. I mean, this just doesn’t affect me like it used to. It affects everything in my life, including the people I love. To be honest, I get tired of giving ammo to the people who don’t wish me well.”

Musician/music industry tributes:

Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜESIXX: A.M.): “I just heard the sad news aboutJani Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP.”

Michael Sweet (STRYPER): “My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jani Lane. Had the pleasure of meeting him on ‘That Metal Show’ and he was a great guy.”

Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSESADLER’S APPETITE): “Jani Lane, you were a great talent. The world will miss you. R.I.P. my brother.”

Slash (GUNS N’ ROSESVELVET REVOLVER): “Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man.”

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLEBLACK COUNTRY COMMUNIONBLACK SABBATH): “[Rest in peace] Jani Lane… another one lost. . . We must remember that the unlucky ones who lose their life to alcohol and drugs, are those that could not completely surrender. Sad day.”

Tony Harnell (TNT): “RIP Jani. Really getting tired of hearing about my fellow artists falling away. We have to get healthy. Love to his family. Very sad.”

Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER): “It truly saddens me to lose Jani Lane. You were my inspiration for what I love to do: ROCK!”

Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER): “Fly to the angels, Jani. RIP my friend.”

Eddie Trunk (VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show”): “My God, Jani Lanefound dead. Just saw him and he is in the new season of ‘That Metal Show’. I am stunned. So sad. . . Just had a great time with him in L.A. RIP. Another talent gone way too soon.”

Chris Jericho (FOZZY): “Sad to hear about the passing of Jani LaneJaniwas a good guy and one of the best songwriters in the late ’80s. ‘Dog Eat Dog’ — very underrated.”

Bret Michaels (POISON): “We’d like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss.”

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW): “So sad about Jani. The death rate in our business seems awful high huh.”

Jamey Jasta (HATEBREEDKINGDOM OF SORROW): “Sad news aboutJani Lane. 47 is too young to go.”

Dito Godwin (multi-platinum-award-winning producer who has previously worked with MÖTLEY CRÜEPeter CrissAce Frehley and GREAT WHITE, among others): “I’ve been working with Jani Lane over the last few months putting songs together in an effort to supply some of my clients with his incredible songs as well as putting a record together for him to possibly release on my label. His passing has shocked and saddened me to the point of tears. A great person whose talent was far greater than most people will ever know. I produced a number of songs for his solo project in the late ’90s. My connection with Jani as artist and producer was textbook perfect. Upon completion of those sessions, we both said it was a mind-blowing experience to work together and we would do it again, [and] we did. The world will truly miss Jani Lane. I’m so lucky to have been a small part of his life. RIP Jani. I’m numb!!”

TRIXTER: “Thoughts and prayers for Jani Lane‘s family and friends. Jani will be missed. Heaven isn’t too far away…”

BLACK TIDE: “RIP Jani Lane, you were such a huge inspiration, and you will be missed greatly. It was an honor to meet you.”

Zach Myers (SHINEDOWN): “Terrible news about Jani Lane. Life is fragile, people ….Help somebody every chance you get…”

Wednesday 13 (MURDERDOLLS): “Just heard, so sad…former WARRANTsinger Jani Lane dead At 47, R.I.P.”

Stephen Pearcy (RATT): “Sad to hear today. R.I.P. Jani Lane.”

Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM): “RIP Jani Lane…. You will be survived by the music you gave us! Rock dem Angels!”

Robb Rivera (NONPOINT): “Sorry to hear about Jani Lane passing away, always sad to see people in your industry go like that. I did not know him personally but i know the significance and influence WARRANT had on the music community. Rest in peace Jani…”

Kelly Hansen (FOREIGNER): “So very sad about the passing of Jani Lane. We came up at the same time. I’ll remember his voice. My heart goes out to his family & fans.”

SHAI HULUD: “Rest In peace, Jani Lane. Seems like he had quite a struggle for many years. Truly an unfortunate way to live, consequently dying far too young. It’s safe to say we Huluds weren’t necessarily WARRANT fans, but we respect Jani‘s talents, and his honesty about his pursuit of sobriety. Our condolences to his family, friends, and fans.”

DJ Ashba (GUNS N’ ROSESSIXX: A.M.): “It’s sad that sometimes it takes someone you know to lose their life to put yours into perspective, It’s funny how life is so easily taken for granted sometimes. I think back to all the petty things in my life that I spent hours if not days stressing over, just to look back and realize how it was merely a waste of time and never really mattered in the big picture. Life is so short, so live! Live every day as if it’s your last. No regrets.”

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HARD “ROCKAHOLICS” WARRANT PREPARE NEW ALBUM AND SIGN TO FRONTIERS RECORDS

February 25th, 2011

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of Warrant, one of the most popular and successful American hard rock bands to come out of the Los Angeles musical scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a brand new album under the direction of Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Whitesnake and Night Ranger). The album tentatively titled “ROCKAHOLIC” is scheduled for a May 2011 Worldwide release.

Jerry Dixon commented, “The last few years has been like holding in a big “secret“ from the world and now we get to share it. I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on this record. Each song has its own vibe that’s going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant rollercoaster ride. To help achieve an old school sound mixed with the flair of today, we called on the legendary Keith Olsen to do the production. There’s enough 80’s influence on songs like “Tears In The City” & “Sex Ain’t Love” to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material”.

Warrant has sold over 8 million records worldwide. The band first came into the spotlight with their debut multiplatinum album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which included the smash hit single “Heaven.” The band continued its success in the 90′s with the multiplatinum album “Cherry Pie” and the gold album “Dog Eat Dog”, both albums providing more hit singles in the Billboard Top 30.”ROCKAHOLIC” is sure to add more Billboard action for the band. With singer Robert Mason on lead vocals and original band members Erik Turner and Joey Allen on guitars, Jerry Dixon on bass and Steven Sweet on drums Warrant is ready to spread the ROCKAHOLIC addiction to the world.

2011 Rockaholic Schedule:
March: US Tour
April 29th – May 9th Australia Tour
May 13th – M3 Rock Festival
September: South America Tour
October: European Tour

Web links: www.warrantrocks.com / www.frontiers.it

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Warrant Vocalist Robert Mason To Guest On All Hail Hair Friday Night!

December 9th, 2010

This Friday night (12/10) at 8PM EST, All Hail Hair will welcome Robert Mason, the lead vocalist of Warrant! Hosted by Bob Carroll and Francis, the guys will speak to Mason about his history in the music world and now his time with Warrant. Also joining the guys will be special co-host, Diopriest Radio’s Alex Alvarez. The show always welcomes listener participation, so call in at (347) 202-0832.

Warrant first broke onto the music scene with the 1989 album “Dirty, Rotten, Flithy, Stinking Rich” an album that spawned three hits, “Down Boys”, “Sometimes She Cries” and the 80’s top power ballad “Heaven”. They followed that album up with another strongly performing album, “Cherry Pie” which contained the title track, their biggest selling hit. Also included on that album were the hits “I Saw Red” and Bob’s favorite Warrant song “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. The early 90’s brought a change to the music scene and with it, the music of bands like Warrant was affected, yet the band still produced another incredible effort in the 1992 release “Dog Eat Dog”. Two more albums were recorded after this, 1995’s “Ultraphonic” and 1996’s “Belly To Belly” before the band splintered apart. The band re-grouped in 2000 and released the album “Under the Influence” in 2001. That would be the last album with vocalist Jani Lane as he left in 2004 to pursue solo projects. Lane was replaced by Jamie St. James, lead vocalist of the very underrated “Black N Blue”, from 2004-2008, releasing “Born Again”. In 2008 Warrant re-grouped the line-up from its most popular days, to include Jani Lane and set out on tour. That reunion was not to last long as Lane once again departed from Warrant. The band went on a search for a new vocalist and decided on former Lynch Mob front man Robert Mason to lead Warrant into 2009 and beyond. Sounding as strong as ever, the band is currently touring and rumor has it, putting together a brand new album. We will catch up the listeners on all of the news of Warrant, the touring schedule and what to expect from Warrant in 2011.

All Hail Hair is broadcast every Friday night at 8 PM EST on the Fightin’ Words Radio Network and is the networks highest rated show. To take part in the show, dial (347) 202-0832. To listen in to the show live and in archive, click here.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fightinwordsradio/2010/12/11/all-hail-hair–warrants-lead-vocalist-robert-mason

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Joey Allen of Warrant

June 18th, 2007

Joey Allen

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WARRANT – Jaime St. James

September 29th, 2006

Jaime “The Saint” St. James
Warrant

Interviewed on Aug. 25, 2006 by Celtic Bob

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WARRANT – Joey Allen

August 19th, 2006

WARRANT: Joey Allen
Aug/06

Warrant – Back Again

It’s been some time since we’ve seen a release of new material from the 80’s hard rock band Warrant. Not since the band was signed to CMC International has there new original material, even though the covers albums was a cool idea it did not sell very well.

The band returns with 4/5 of it’s original line-up, missing lead singer and main songwriter Jani Lane who all know by now that he has had a hard enough time keeping his shit together. But as Jani has sunk to new lows, Joey Allen and the boys return with a new album ‘Born Again’ with ex-Black N Blue singer Jamie St. James leading the way. As the band readies a new tour in support the album, I had the chance to speak with Joey Allen about the new album and what lies ahead for the one-time platinum rockers. 

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