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.

Jani Lane of Warrant attends the fourth annual MusiCares Benefit Concert at The Music Box at Fonda on May 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
Jani Lane of Warrant attends the fourth annual MusiCares Benefit Concert at The Music Box at Fonda on May 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
Warrant singer Jani Lane performs with Camp Freddy during the grand opening of the Empire Ballroom October 22, 2005 in Las Vegas.
Warrant singer Jani Lane performs with Camp Freddy during the grand opening of the Empire Ballroom October 22, 2005 in Las Vegas.   (Getty Images)
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