Warrant's Jani Lane Dead at 47
Glam-metal singer found dead in LA hotel
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 3:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jani Lane, frontman of '80s hair-metal kings Warrant, has been found dead in a Los Angeles-area hotel. No cause of death has been established for the 47-year-old singer, who had a history of problems with alcohol, TMZ reports. Lane, who left the band in 2004 and returned for a tour in 2008, was the main songwriter for the band's six studio albums, including the double-platinum Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and Cherry Pie.