“Cherry Pie” no longer tastes as sweet, as the world says goodbye to Jani Lane. The late singer for 80s hair-metal band Warrant was found dead at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. The official cause of death is unknown at this time, but law enforcement officials state that prescription drugs and alcohol were found close to the unresponsive body yesterday evening around 5:30pm.
Lane and Warrant had quite the revolving door relationship, due to him frequently quitting and rejoining the band. He did however carve his niche into all of us with songs such as “Heaven,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and the career-defining “Cherry Pie.” Warrant had a quick rise and ride in the late 80s glam-metal glory days. They rocketed to stardom in 1990, when “Cherry Pie” was released, spawning 3 million copies sold and massive tours. However, Warrant, like most of the ilk, got washed away with the wave of grunge rock of the early 90s and they were internally coming undone, due to Lane in and out of the band and a few line-up changes. Nonetheless, Jani Lane, born John Kennedy Oswald, will be missed and never forgotten, especially by the two daughters that survive him.