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warrant07.jpgBy now, I'm sure you've heard the rumors about a Warrant reunion. For the past month, people on several Internet message boards have posted comments, speculating that Jani Lane is rejoining the Warrant fold. Of course, I'm skeptical. Knowing the volatile relationship that is "historic" Warrant, I'm just not a hundred percent sure such a reunion would work.

A very reliable source into Bring Back Glam! reports seeing Jani Lane and the rest of Warrant (without current lead singer Jamie St. James) at the Rainbow Bar and Grill (Los Angeles) last week. Was I there? No. Do I believe the person who gave me this-oh-so-delicious-nugget? Absolutely.

Another industry insider tells me Jani is going to be back with Warrant in time for Rocklahoma 2008. It seems the original Warrant boys are also keen to keep this reconciliation hush-hush from Jamie St. James. I'm not sure that's even plausible.

Of course, there are two over-arching questions here. First, what happens to Jamie St. James and second, what happened to bring "Warrant" back together?

If Jamie St. James is out of Warrant, does this mean a Black n' Blue reunion is in the works?

A lot of bands are reuniting these days. Part of me wonders if it's just to cash in on the excitement of Rocklahoma...or the chance to play in front of a massive crowd. Of course, I tend to believe that the genre is regaining popularity. It's pretty clear there are millions of like-minded fans all over the globe. This collective mind is clamoring for a taste of the old -- and the new.

So, what do you think about Jani Lane possibly rejoining Warrant?

As you ponder that question, here's a classic clip of Warrant performing at Gazzarri's on the Sunset Strip. You'll notice members of Faster Pussycat and Poison also join the band on stage. It's a sweaty good time!

Reader Comments (12)

Wow. I really like the last Warrant album, and I don't like it when bands get a new guy, then just kick him to the curb for a quick paycheck ( Anthrax, anyone ? ), but it would definately be cool to see this at Rocklahoma 2008. And I think it's pretty clear that the success of Rocklahoma has a lot of bands reuniting. A Black and Blue reunion would be cool, too.
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
I liked the last Warrant record with Jaime St. James, it was gritty and good. St. James sounded as good as ever.

It's a cash grab for Warrant, they'll get on a major tour (Poison) and make some money. Been there, done that. Saw them open for Poison a few summers ago and they sucked! Let's see how long it takes Jani to fall off the wagon again and cause a break-up.

As far as a Black'n Blue reunion, they are doing a one-off charity gig in Portland, oregon for a member of their roadcrew who has cancer. With Tommy making good $$$ in KISS, it will never happen unless he does what Eric Singer does.

Heavy Metal Addiction
I had the privilege of interiewing Jamie St. James & Erik Turner when they played a gig with Firehouse & Tramp's White Lion last summer here in Minnesota. The interviews were good (St. James was very down to earth and very accomodating). I remember being shocked at how many people turned out to the club for this concert (probably a couple thousand). But by the time Warrant hit the stage last, the crowd was scattering quickly. I guessed that a lot of the people there were trying to relive the good old days and were disappointed that Jani Lane wasn't the lead singer anymore. For the average fan, they likely have no idea who's in and out of these bands at any moment. As for a reunion, it definitely makes the most sense for all parties involved (except St. James I supppose). More people will go see the original lineup than will see the current Warrant formation or Lane solo.
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Would love to see it because lets be honest, Warrant without Janie Lane as the front man is just not Warrant. I am sorry, it's not. Now the question is will Janie stay sober enough to be the quality front man that he is? I sure hope so. Also, a poster on the Rocklahoma website called Deme who is the manager for the Band Rhino Bucket, said he talked with Janie this past weekend in a sports bar in LA and he told him that "he would see him at next years Rocklahoma". That to me means Janie will be back with Warrant playing Rocklahoma 08!
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
I actually enjoy both versions of the band, with Jamie St. James and with Jani Lane.

If Black N Blue comes back as a result of this, then it would be cool. I don't think Warrant should give Jamie the shaft though.

It also makes me wonder what will happen with Jani's current guitarist Dario Lorina . That kid rocks!

Rob Rockitt
I would like to hear Jani Lane with Warrant at Rocklahoma. No more "rock n roll karaoke".
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
tough call i love warrant with jani but new cd is cool and jamie seems like a decent person, black n blue also rocked wouldnt mind seeing them on a regular basis either the key is that jamie doesnt get fucked over and jani doesnt become a drunken dick again and all will be good in the rock world
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterglam rocker archie
I can't imagine Jani Lane keeping it together long enough for a Warrant reunion.
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
Lets hope and pray that Jani is back. Ive seen Warrant twice with Jamie and it was HORRIBLE. The band was tight but, much like LA Guns, the voice is what matters in 95% of the hair metal bands. I meaan come on, imagine Poison without Bret? Or Twisted Sister without Dee? Now if only Skid Row would follow suit and bury the hatchet with Sebastian all could be well in glam-land.
I think it would be great if Janie rejoined them!
December 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I'm torn. I liked the last Warrant CD better than any single disc Jani had performed on (although the "Greatest Hits" is pretty awesome). But Jani isn't getting very much publicity as a solo guy. There were about 50 people at the show in Middletown last year (from what I heard, I wasn't there), and his solo disc isn't spectacular.
December 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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