Tuesday, August 23, 2011

VIDEO: BulletBoys pay tribute to Jani Lane

A public memorial is being held Wednesday (Aug 24) in Los Angeles for former Warrant singer Jani Lane, who passed away August 11 under mysterious circumstances.

The memorial concert is happening at the Key Club in Hollywood, and will feature performances by fellow metal rock bands, including Great White, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff and L.A. Guns.

300 free tickets will be given out at the Key Club box office starting at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Long time friend Marq Torien – leader singer of BulletBoys, spoke about Lane following his passing.

"[Jani] was a very good friend of mine, a close friend. We'd done a lot of touring together and pretty much came up the ranks in Los Angeles together in bands,” said Marq. “It's just a really, really sad day for all of us, because he was an amazing songwriter. He basically couldn't fight those demons inside that were taking him down. There's been some really close friends of ours passing away. It's a huge loss to the rock community. Time's moving by so quickly and there's only a few of us left. When you lost a cat like that, it's such a…He was a really great songwriter and he really loved music and his personal life just seemed to kind of swallow him up."

Lane’s autopsy proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests; Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.

BulletBoys – Marq Torien interview (August 2011)

Warrant Warrant

BulletBoys – Heaven
Original by Warrant
Live – August 2011

See also:

VIDEO: Warrant pays tribute to Jani Lane
Warrant: Jani Lane autopsy inconclusive
Former Warrant singer Jani Lane dies