Listening booth — RIP Jani Lane of Warrant

Jani LaneToday brings sad news for hard rock and metal fans around the world, as Jani Lane — lead singer of Warrant during their most successful period — was found dead yesterday in a Woodland Hills, California hotel room at age 47.

In addition to serving as Warrant’s lead vocalist, Lane wrote the band’s most popular songs, including “Heaven,” “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “I Saw Red,” and “Cherry Pie.”

I’ll admit that I was never a huge Warrant fan back in the day, but Lane was a very good vocalist and seems to have been a genuinely good — albeit troubled — person. So let’s remember Lane in happier days with a few classic Warrant cuts.

“Down Boys”

“Cherry Pie”

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

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