Jani Lane

Born Feb 1, 1964

Jani Lane, born John Kennedy Oswald, later changed to John Patrick Oswald, was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the hard rock band Warrant. From Hollywood, California, the band experienced success from 1989-1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. Lane left Warrant in 2004 and again in 2008 after a brief reunion.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jani Lane.


1964 Birth Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald (later changed to John Patrick Oswald), on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio. … Read More


1982 18 Years Old …  He graduated from Field High School in 1982 with many options available to him in the immediate future, including football scholarships at Kent State and Ohio State, drama scholarships, etc. … Read More


1984 - 1990 3 More Events
1991 27 Years Old During the shooting of Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video, Lane met model Bobbie Brown, who starred in the video, and they wed a couple of months later in July 1991. They were married for three years and had a daughter, Taylar, in 1992 before divorcing in 1993.
1992 28 Years Old Lane also co-wrote and performed with Warrant the song "The Power" in the 1992 movie Gladiator. … Read More
1993 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Lane left Warrant in March 1993 to pursue a solo career but returned to the band in September 1993, helping the band to secure a new record with Tom Lipsky of CMC International. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old Lane got married again in 1996 to actress Rowanne Brewer, a former Miss Maryland USA, and the two welcomed a daughter, Madison, the following year. They ended their marriage in 2005.
1997 33 Years Old Between 1997 and 2000, demos of Lane's solo material began surfacing on the Internet, with some bids on eBay reaching an estimated $US100.00 per copy.
2002 38 Years Old In 2002 Lane decided to postpone the "Jabberwocky" project and instead release a brand new project as his debut solo album. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old Lane's official debut solo album, Back Down to One, was released on June 17, 2003 through Z Records and (2006) in the US on Immortal/Sidewinder Records. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2004, Lane withdrew from the Bad Boys of Metal tour after only eight shows.
2005 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Lane contributed vocals on the track "Bastille Day" and "2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx" for the Magna Carta 2005 Rush tribute album Subdivisions. … Read More
2006 42 Years Old In 2006 with the reissue and US release of "Back Down to One" Lane attempted to restart his own version of Warrant. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old Lane lent his vocals to numerous tribute CDs during the 2000s and in 2007 Lane released a solo cover album titled "Photograph", featuring a collection of his tribute contributions.
2008 44 Years Old Keri Kelli and Lane wrote a song for Alice Cooper, titled, "The One That Got Away." It was recorded by Cooper on his 2008 record, Along Came a Spider. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In summer 2010, Lane toured with Great White, filling in for singer Jack Russell, who was recuperating from surgery after suffering internal complications.
On August 11, 2011, Lane was found dead of acute alcohol poisoning at a Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, California. … Read More
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