Warrant’s Jani Lane Dead at 47

HOLLYWOOD - MAY 09: Recording artist Jani Lane attends the fourth annual MusiCares Benefit Concert at The Music Box @ Fonda on May 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2008 Getty Images

Jani Lane, front man for archetypal hair-metal band Warrant, was found dead yesterday in a Los Angeles hotel room. The band has remained active in some form (both with and without Lane) since forming in the early eighties, but had their biggest success in the middle part of that decade, with the hit singles "Heaven," "Down Boys," and "Cherry Pie." No cause of death has been announced for Lane. He was 47 years old. [AP]