Jani Lane Tribute Concert to Feature Great White, Quiet Riot
A tribute concert celebrating the life of former Warrant lead singer Jani Lane will take place in Hollywood, Calif. on Aug. 29 and feature Great White, Quiet Riot, L.A. Guns and “many other guest stars.’
Lane, who wrote and sang all of Warrant’s biggest hits, including ‘Cherry Pie’ and ‘Heaven’ — see our 10 Best Warrant Songs list — was found dead last Thursday (Aug. 11) in a Woodland Hills, Calif. hotel room. A cause of death has yet to be formally announced, but the singer had well-documented substance abuse struggles, and vodka and pills were found on the scene.
In a way, Great White is returning a favor to their former friend Lane, who filled in on vocals for them last year when lead singer Jack Russell was recovering from surgery. Also appearing at the concert will be Enuff Z’Nuff and Slammin Gladys.
Lane’s former bandmates in Warrant paid tribute to their fallen friend last weekend with a special performance of ‘Heaven’ at a North Dakota concert, and fans will have the chance to see an interview he filmed for VH1′s ‘That Metal Show’ next Saturday, Aug. 27.
The Jani Lane tribute concert will take place at Hollywood’s Key Club, with 300 free tickets given away at 10AM PT on the morning of the show.