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Jani Lane (late 80s)
Jani Lane (late 80s)

Jani Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald, February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio) is an American rock legend who was the lead vocalist and songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. He is working on his solo career now. Recently released "Back Down to One." On Immortal/Sidewinder Records. He also just finished a project with current memebers of Ratt and Alice Cooper. The project was originally titled "Angel City Outlaws," but ultimately became known as "Saints of the Underground." Image File history File links Janilane. ... Image File history File links Janilane. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area    - City 161. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s in the United States. ... Warrant is a hair metal band from Los Angeles, California which enjoyed its greatest success in 1990 with the single and album Cherry Pie. ...

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Biography

Childhood and youth

Lane was born as John Kennedy Oswald on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, the youngest of five children. Due to several complaints, his parents had to change his name to "John Patrick Oswald", but his birth certificate still states the former name. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area    - City 161. ...


Looking for success

Graduating from Field High School in Brimfield, Ohio in 1982, Lane joined the band Cyren, featuring vocalist Skip Hammonds, guitarist John Weakland, bassist Don Hoover (and later, Rusty Fohner) with Lane on drums. After relocating to Florida in 1983, Lane played drums for Dorian Gray, before forming Plain Jane(1985) with future Warrant bandmate Steven Sweet. It was at this time that Lane adopted the stage name "Jani Lane". Brimfield is a census-designated place located in Portage County, Ohio. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cyren was a band that formed in Brimfield, Ohio in 1982, and featured future Warrant vocalist Jani Lane. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Plain Jane were a band that Jani Lane and Steven Sweet were members of before they joined Warrant. ... Steven Sweet (Steven Chamberlain), is a drummer who is most famous for being a member of Warrant. ...


Lane and Sweet later relocated to Los Angeles, California, where they took various "odd jobs" to survive. Struggling to make ends meet as a musician, Lane resorted to working in a pornographic video warehouse. [1] Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


By 1986, Plain Jane had become a regular feature in the L.A. club circuit. Erik Turner, who had founded Warrant in July 1984, was impressed by Plain Jane's songwriting and vocal performance, and invited Lane and Sweet to join his band. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Erik Turner is best known as guitarist in American glam metal band Warrant. ... Warrant is a hair metal band from Los Angeles, California which enjoyed its greatest success in 1990 with the single and album Cherry Pie. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early years with Warrant

After generating notoriety on the club circuit, Warrant began to attract the attention of record labels. Following an abortive deal with A&M records over a contribution to the soundtrack for the motion picture Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the band signed with Columbia Records. Warrant is a hair metal band from Los Angeles, California which enjoyed its greatest success in 1990 with the single and album Cherry Pie. ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1988) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ...


As lead vocalist with Warrant, Lane wrote six Top 40 hits: "Heaven", "Down Boys", "Sometimes She Cries", "Cherry Pie", and "I Saw Red", "Uncle Tom's Cabin"; see further Warrant. Warrant is a hair metal band from Los Angeles, California which enjoyed its greatest success in 1990 with the single and album Cherry Pie. ...


Later years with Warrant

Lane left Warrant in 1992, following the release of the band's critically acclaimed record Dog Eat Dog. He returned to the band in September 1994, helping the band to secure a new record with Tom Lipsky of CMC International. Dog Eat Dog was the third music album by American hair metal band Warrant. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... CMC International is a record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. ...


Lane would continue to show his writing diversity, when Warrant released Ultraphobic in 1995 with the guitar ballad, "Stronger Now". Then, in 1996, Warrant released the more experimental, yet catchy, Belly to Belly.


Due to personal and business disagreements, Lane left Warrant in 2004.


Solo career

Jani has lent his vocals to numerous tribute CDs during the beginning years of 2000 and finally released his solo effort, Back Down To One in 2003 in Europe and (2006) in the US on Immortal/Sidewinder Records. Lane also has had recent success with the VH1 Metal Mania Stripped discs where an acoustic version of "I Saw Red" is on disc 1, and an acoustic swinging version of "Cherry Pie" is on disc 2. This article is about the year 2000. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lane became involved in acting in the early 1990s. He made a brief appearance in Caged Fear, and also appeared in High Strung in 1991. High Strung is a comedy film first released in 1991 in the USA, starring Steve Oedekerk as the protagonist Thane Furrows. ...


Between 1997 and 2000, demos of Lane's solo material began surfacing on the Internet, with some bids on eBay reaching an estimated $US100.00 per copy. The project, titled Jabberwocky, represented a significant musical departure from Lane's previous work. Although featuring the singer-songwriter's distinct vocal melodies and lyrics, the music had more in common with Elton John, Sting, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger than Warrant. The CD has never been officially released. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a popular American musician, known for his album-oriented, classicist rocknroll. ... Robert Clark Bob Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock musician from Michigan, who after years of local Detroit-area success starting in the mid-1960s, achieved his greatest national success starting in the mid-1970s and extending into the 1980s. ...


Lane's official debut solo album, Back Down to One, was released on June 17, 2003 through Z Records. It carried a "power pop" sound which was more closely aligned with the sound of Warrant than the unreleased Jabberwocky project. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In August 2004 Lane withdrew from the Bad Boys of Metal tour after only 8 shows, following a dispute with Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s glam metal scene. ... Kevin DuBrow (born October 29, 1955) is the lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot. ...


Lane contributed vocals on the track "Bastille Day" and "2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx" for the Magna Carta 2005 Rush tribute album Subdivisions. Lane also performed solo live shows in early 2005, with a band including Chad MacDonald on bass and Bryn Mutch on drums. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lane continues to perform his Warrant compositions live and is currently working on a new solo project.


Personal life

Family and relationships

In 1990, Lane began a relationship with model Bobbie Brown. Brown is perhaps best known for her role in the music video for the Warrant single "Cherry Pie". Lane married Brown in 1991 and fathered his first daughter, Taylar Jayne Lane, with her in January 1992. In 1993, in the midst of band troubles, Lane and Brown divorced. [2] This article is about the year. ... Bobbie Jean Brown (born on October 7, 1969 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant and an American actress and model. ... Cherry Pie is the second music album by American glam metal band Warrant. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


According to the band, "about this time in 1993, Lane started seeing Rowanne Brewer." Brewer is a former model and pageant winner. In 1995, they moved to Orlando, Florida and in 1996 they were married. Eleven months later, in 1997, Lane's second daughter Madison Michelle Lane was born. In early 2005, Lane and Brewer divorced. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town, 407 Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Celebrity Fit Club

Lane was featured on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 2(2005) Celebrity Fit Club is an ITV and VH1 series following 8 overweight celebrities, as they try to lose weight for charity. ...


Future projects

He has been kept busy in the months of September and October of 2005 gearing up for the VH1 Metal Mania Stripped acoustic tour beginning October 31st in Minnesota. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


2007


Jani Lane has written many tunes for his second solo effort. He also has added that the long awaited Jabberwocky project may be released via 2-discs sometime in 2007.


Jani has also finished work on his side project, SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND. The band also consist of Bobby Blotzer and Robbie Crane (Ratt), and Kerri Kelly (Alice Cooper. The cd, Love the Sins, Hate the Sinner is due in the fall of 07. Go to www.myspace.com/saintsoftheunderground for a taste of the slick music.


Discography

With Warrant

Solo Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich is the first album by American hair metal band Warrant. ... Cherry Pie is the second music album by American glam metal band Warrant. ... Dog Eat Dog was the third music album by American glam metal band Warrant. ... Ultraphobic was the fourth music album by American hair metal band Warrant. ... Belly to Belly is the sixth music album by American hair metal band Warrant. ... Under the Influence is the sixth Warrant album predominantly featuring covers. ...

  • 2002 Back Down to One

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]

External links

  • Jani Lane's MySpace Page

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