So yeah late breaking news but TMZ is reporting that Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel room in L.A. this evening. No word on cause of death but it’s no secret that Jani had a huge alcohol and drug problem for many years. It was always a revolving door with him being in Warrant and then not mainly due to the fallout of the hair bands in the mid 90’s. I personally did not care for Warrant’s music other then the track ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ but regardless of my views on the band’s music there was no denying that Jani Lane was one of the biggest names in glam rock for a few years. This is indeed shocking news because just a few months ago he was filling in for Jack Russell in Great White for a few shows and it appeared that he was trying to clean himself up.
Regardless condolences are in order to Jani’s family and friends and to his fans the world over. R.I.P Jani Lane.
*Update* TMZ is now reporting that a half empty bottle of vodka and pills were found in the hotel room. Authorities are treating this as an accidental overdose or natural causes. I love the second part of that, I guess they have to leave the option open but come on.