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Akron Ohio, United States (1964 – 2011)

Jani Lane (b. John Oswald on February 1, 1964 in Akron Ohio, United States, died August 11, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California, United States) was the lead singer for the band Warrant from 1986 to 2004, and rejoined the band briefly in 2008. He was also the singer for the bands Saints of the Underground and Plain Jane.

Lane released one solo album, “Back Down to One”, in 2003. He died on August 11, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California.


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  • flaviovigatto


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  • Re-Kramer

    Happy Birthday Jani Lane, missing you much!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • coa11

    Happy Birthday Jani Lane, you 're missed dude !

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • coa11

    hey Jani you're missed .. big fan from Republic Of Srpska .. keep rockin' in heaven !

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • AnnaOgan


    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Damn Alcohol Poisoning got ya man. Damn. Fine job singing on the Sin-Atra Tribute. "That's Life" How poignant.

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • drnrg31

    I couldn't believe it. One of my favourit Rockers. Just when the pot is sweetened enough to make a comeback too. R.I.P. I still have the signed aurograph of Cherry Pie.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Ir3th

    Forever with in peace [*] :(

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WastedVelvet

    Very sad to hear that he's dead. One of the most sympathetic artist of the metalscene. His music will live on. Anyone knows the cause of Death?

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SB72

    killer musician, prolific songwriter, consumate frontman and probably made it with thousands of babes... you ticked all the boxes. You wrote dozens of tunes that have been the soundtrack to my life. You were a shining star... one the brightest in the sky ☮ ♥ \m/

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • marciotex

    It is sad to see a guy full of life, and that at a glance, life is terminated. Jani Lane, as Kerry said, I hope you have finally found peace. R.I.P. :-(

    13 Aug 2011 Reply

    We Will Always Remember U \\mm// Heaven is not so Far \\m//

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • lilytiger

    R.I.P. Jani. I hope you have finally found peace.

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jenifer69

    R.I.P. Janie Lane!!! I still remember the day you tried to pull me up on stage because I was being smashed against it. It was a Very hot day and you pulled out a cold beer and poured it down my shirt!! You were playing with Joan Jett on the Orlando, Fl base. It was an awesome concert!!! You looked just like my boyfriend I had at the time--amazing!!!! YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!! God Bless your family!!!! What a sad day the world lost a wonderful rocker and a man with a heart!!!!!

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Lovis97

    I am still so shocked. Love you, will never forget you man. R.I.P.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • issueman

    T-tops out, cruising the strip with Honey. We were Kings then. See you on the other side bro where. Peace at last.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • risquerocks

    John Oswald, I can still remember your band opening at Filthy McNastys in kent ohio when you wasnt even old enough to get in.It still brings back great memories of those great times in the 80s. God bless.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • capo08

    Oh God :( R.I.P Jani(( Heaven isn't too far away...... Can't even believe it...... I wanna think you're alive, even I know it's not true.....We love you!!! [2]

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • kuier

    RIP ... Back to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • OzmaWhyborn

    Oh God :( R.I.P Jani(( Heaven isn't too far away...... Can't even believe it...... I wanna think you're alive, even I know it's not true.....We love you!!!

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
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