Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker that's rarely seen in the light of day? You’ve probably heard the story: the power ballad often is the biggest hit for heavier bands, opening up their music to the love-song-loving masses.
From his early days playing the LA club circuit, bassist Jerry Dixon saw something in a young, up-and-coming band that piqued his interest. A late-night discussion with the band’s guitarist, Erik Turner, would kick off a partnership and plant the seed for one of the most successful pop metal bands of all time. With the addition of Joey Allen (guitars), Steven Sweet (drums) and singer/songwriter Jani Lane, Warrant was on the road to stardom.
As previously reported, former Warrant singer Jani Lane was found dead this past Thursday at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, California. He was 47. Warrant have now issued an official statement on their website, which reads:
Jani Lane -- former lead singer of '80s metal band Warrant, was found dead at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, California, Thursday night. Lane, who was 47, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LAPD.