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Here's the Video of that Warrant Tribute Everyone is Talking About

On Friday night, Warrant played a show in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The band dedicated their show to Jani Lane. Warrant front man Robert Mason said some kind words about Jani before the song "Heaven." We're lucky enough to live in the age of YouTube where everything (good and bad) is captured for the world to see. I wasn't at the Warrant show on Friday, but because of this clip I felt like I was part of the tribute as well.

Reader Comments (8)

That was a really weak tribute/dedication. They should take notes from the hundreds of Dimebag tributes that bands have been doing over the past 7 years.
August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Yeah, gotta say, just wrong. Unless we are missing if Turner and/or the others said a little something.

No matter how bad it got, or what Lane put 'em through IMHO, they just haven't shown much class in dealing with the tragedy.

If they really left it all to Robert Mason, that really isn't fair to Jani Lane, or Mason, for that Matter.

p.s. In their defense, tho, maybe they are feelin' a lot of guilt and just don't know quite how to deal with it. These guy's might not be as well educated or as worldly as Lane was. Irony: They didn't know how to deal with him then and they don't know how to deal with him now.
August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This totally rubbed me the wrong way. Not that Mason is a bad guy, he should just never have been the one to take the mic and address the crowd about Lane's passing. I'm guessing there were people in the crowd that hadn't heard the news yet. Jerry Dixon or Erik Turner or somebody else should have asked for a moment of silence and talked about how they wouldn't even be there if it weren't for Lane's contributions to the band. That's just a fact.
August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen
I'm with you 100%, Ken. Jerry Dixon and Erik Turner have been with Jani the longest, and they really should have said something. Without Lane, they wouldn't be where they are today. I've been a huge Warrant fan since the beginning. Even in the "grudge years", I was that guy that picked up albums like Ultraphobic and Belly to Belly the day they came out. I hate to say it, but I'm not suprised Jani passed, he's been going down hill for years. I like Mason, but he's not Jani Lane. I was really hoping that the original 5 would try again one day, but now that can't happen. I had the opportunity to meet Jani a few times and he was always cool to me. I just feel bad because he wasn't just a front man that I looked up to, he had kids, friends and family that cared about him and now he's gone. Its a sad thing.
August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhilman
Ken and Phil. So well put, dudes.

Hey, if anyone wants to see some cool party pix from that November night in '90 when I saw 'em at Limelight, go to and you'll see some of the cool people who were in attendance.

I also realize now, it wasn't groupies Lane wanted to go look for, when he bailed on Turner and his cousin and myself at the bar. You won't blame Lane for splittin' when you see who he was lookin' for.

Jani never looked happier than in these pix.

Also, I said he had a black eye. I now I saw him at one of the shows with a black eye, so it musta been the other one at
Limelight. I remember, it definitely wasn't at Hammerjack's.

Godspeed, Jani. There aren't any jerks in the band you're playin' in now.
August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I don't want to see this.
August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJude
LAME!!!! The remaining members of Warrant should be ashamed of themselves. Jani Lane wrote all their good songs and made them who they are today. This was not a fitting tribute in the least. Im so done with Warrant. Jerry, Erik, Joey, and Steven can fuck off. I hope Mason gets in a better band.
August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I do agree someone other than Robert should have addressed the crowd. But none of us really know how the other guys are feeling.
When you are around an alcoholic who keeps saying they will quit but never does there just comes a point where you have to disconnect from them. No matter how much you care about the person you have to let them go if they don't help themselves.
How many chances did Jani have and he screwed up all of them. I am sure all the guys knew this day was coming. It's sad as hell Jani couldn't clean up. Nothing anyone could have said or done would have helped him.
August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

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