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Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 07:16AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

Jani-Lane-W315.jpgTonight, Jani Lane (formerly of Warrant as he is always billed it seems) will perform at Coconutz in Middletown, Ohio. Not surprisingly, Middletown is halfway between Dayton and Cincinnati.

Since I'm out of town, I doubt I'll make it back in time, but I hear Jani Lane puts on a good show and we all know that he can write some great songs.

If you're in Southern Ohio, check out www.myspace.com/coconutzlivemusic for more information.

For the rest of you, here's a classic clip of Warrant performing "Down Boys" at legendary Sunset Strip club Gazzaris. The video is dated 1987, and Jani is screeching a little, but I think that's because the club is so packed.

Watch the video and enjoy your Saturday, glam fans.

Reader Comments (6)

Yeah I bet Jani puts on a great live show! I would like to go to on of his.
Very cool live video!

Have a great Saturday Allyson!
May 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I am no fan of Warrant I am afraid. Jani was getting a lot of reports of troubles shows a while back, but I think the reports have been more positive over the last year or so.
May 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Warrant was perhaps the most fabricated band of those sad days in the late 80s. As a result, I really can't stomache anything that involves them in any way. I once read that Warrant had to bring in studio musicians to "teach" them the solos to their own songs. I believe this was for Cherry Pie. I'd hate to think how bad that album would have been wihtout outside help, because it certainly sucked enough as it was.
May 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
It's funny the rumours that circulate. Warrant themselves said they had guitar lessons still, in 'Guitar School' magazine. That doesn't mean they were taught solos, that just means they were trying to get better. Having chops and being able to write songs are two different things. Jani wanted the first single to be 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', the record company overrode him. It's a shame, as Cherry Pie is obviously a joke song, and UTC, for me, is a classic of the late 80s. The album was pretty patchy, I will admit.
May 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Jani sounded AMAZING last night !!! I've seen Warrant over 30 times and Jani solo 5 times. He sounded as good as he EVER has. And his band was tight as hell. Great show .. 2 thumbs WAY up.
May 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPaul E. King
I don't think that I heard the story about Warrant being taught their own solos in Guitar School magazine, because I never read that magazine. However, I agree that doesn't mean it wasn't a rumor. Nonetheless, with Warrant's entirely unoriginal sound, you can surely understand why such a story would be believable.
May 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl

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