WOODLAND HILLS (CBS) — Jani Lane, the former front man for hair metal rock band Warrant, was found dead in a Woodland Hills motel room, police said Friday.

The 47-year-old rock star was discovered in the room in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard, near Winnetka Avenue, about 5:30 p.m. on Thursay, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lane was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of his death was unknown and coroner’s officials were conducting an investigation into Lane’s death.

Warrant became a nationally-recognized group after their 1990 hit single “Cherry Pie”.

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Comments (20)
  1. Phiilip says:

    Rock & Roll is a tough life. At least, it can be. Sad

    1. Big H says:

      No sure if you have ever been to Woodland HIlls but it is an affluent area!!!!

      1. KrissyinLA says:

        Ummm actually no its not… Its a hot ass part of the valley that has a few nice homes on the hill. LOL affluent!

  2. Steve Fisher says:

    I don’t know what’s more depressing, living in Woodland Hills, or dying in Woodland Hills.

    Probably living in Woodland Hills.

    1. Andrew Martin says:

      Steve –

      Have you ever been to Woodland Hills? My guess is that it is probably much nicer than where you live. WH is middle to UPPER CLASS. Seriously a very very nice area.

      1. KrissyinLA says:

        Okay Andrew if you say so LOL… I take it you must live there? Its a hot mess out there

  3. TT says:

    this is one more sad result of a life going too far too fast…. we’ve lost a few this year – all around the same age – tragic for their families and fans….

  4. Herbert West says:

    Who cares?

    1. Andrew Martin says:

      Probably more people interested in Jani’s death than will ever be interested in your death when you drop dead. At least His life had meaning. What about yours?

      1. KrissyinLA says:

        And what meaning did his life have that you personally know about??? Yeah that’s what I thought.

  5. Black Sabbath says:

    Another rock star( celebrity ) gone wrong – drugs, women, living off his means, spending lavishly, and in the case, glam rock music went down hill, only lasting 2 to 3 years until Grunge ( Nirvana – Pearl Jam – Soundgarden) took them out of business in the 90s

    Most of the glam rock bands, Poison, Winger, Warrant etc… were poser bands from Los Angeles had a few songs here and there but the music was wimpy and repetitive, didn’t last long, most of the members of the groups went on to have regular jobs or killed themselves

  6. Gumby says:

    Jani Lane, loser just like the music was in the late 80s…I saw him on that reality show losing weight ( VH-1)with the other celebrity losers that Hollywood won’t touch with a 10 foot pole. Just like Jeff Conway, from celebrity rehab died a few weeks ago, drugs, drugs, drugs and no hope or future landed them in their grave…

    1. Andrew Martin says:

      You are a loser Gumby. You don’t have a clue. You are a moron!!!

    2. KrissyinLA says:

      Actually Gumby… Jani was a man who suffered gravely from the disease of drug addiction… Go ahead and point your finger if it makes you feel better,

  7. Comic_guy says:

    “Heaven isn’t too far away…”

  8. Michael J. McDermott says:

    I never heard of her or her band.
    Did Heather Locklear really get Engaged To ‘Melrose Place’ Co-Star Jack Wagner?

  9. Michael J. McDermott says:

    I meant “his band”. Sorry.

  10. bella stevie says:

    Death needs to slow down on recruitment……….I hope he didn’t feel any pain…
    I was a fan duuring their rein in Rock N’ Roll…Good Stuff in the 80s
    L.A Radio should load up a few carts of “Warrant and let’r R.I.P…………..

  11. Jo Dean says:

    Oh wow, not cool at all. Dude will be missed!


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