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'Cold Blood' - Kix with Jani Lane

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments
Props to Metalboy! for sending me this video. Check out this clip of Kix doing "Cold Blood" at the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival. Keep watching - the late, great Jani Lane pops up in the middle. I can't believe I never saw this clip - but I'm so glad I have it bookmarked now!


Reader Comments (11)

Very Cool!!! - THANKS FOR SHARING!!!!
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
That was awesome!!
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
I can't believe you didn't see it either, Allyson.
I mentioned it on here back when it happened, and how Jani's powerhouse vocals almost blew the P.A out!
It sure looked like he was on the road to a full recovery, didn't it?

Sadly, Jani's tale had a much darker end.

R.I.P. my friend!
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
My all time favorite Kix song. Of course they tear the roof off of the place with it.(there are very few, if any, bands better live than these guys) And Jani is like the icing on the cake.

Awesome. RIP Jani
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Still incredibly sad that Jani is no longer with us.
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I originally found this on NME's site (New Music Express, the excellent British Music Magazine), when I Googled Sinfull Kixx, a killer Glam Metal band from the early 90's and, according to some, whose album is one of The Holiest of The Holy Grails of Hair Metal, trading for hundreds on Ebay because it's awesome AND ultra rare, never having been reissued or bootlegged.

I went on NME.com, found a YouTube audio clip and then there was this as the site displays all their clips related by common words, in this case, "Kix(x). Imagine my eyes popping out of my head when I read the header, "Kix featuring JANI LANE"!!!

What a lethal combination and so cool of Whiteman & Company for getting Lane up there.

I've been a Kix fan since the very beginning, having first seen 'em in 1982 opening for Cheap Trick at The U.S. Naval Academy already having bought their first album well before that. I've seen 'em nearly 30 times since then. I even have a killer CD single of "Don't Close Your Eyes" with a live version of "Cold Blood" from a 1990 Japanese show on the B-Side.

Whiteman and the Boyz did Jani props and he proved once again, he's no slouch!

p.s. Isn't it amazing where the net can take you? I found BBG! totally at random when I was lookin' up Mark Torien of The Bulletboys a few years ago (Torien lived in my town) and this site came up. Poor Al! I've been hooked ever since.
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
BTW, thanks for postin' this, Al! Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was to find it on here this morning.

GOD BLESS JANI LANE!
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Saw this a while ago...Ally how did i not mention this to you? lol
As others have said this was a classic clip and i thought at the time Jani was on the road to recovery. So sad we will never see him again, RIP.
January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Hey, Ace, were you at this show? Also, I left you a message on Al's previous post, "Some More M3 Rumors".
January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
As Kix's FOH engineer imagine how surprised I was, no one mention that he was coming on stage until our agent said get ready Jani coming on with Steve during the sing along, WOW! Ive known Jani for quite some time via his ex-wife, he looked so good and sang his ass off for that short time (the reason it sounded like he blew the PA, is because I was not expecting such a strong presents from him, in seconds slapped a comp on him and away we went). After wards we spoke to each other and I commented on how great he looked and sounded, and asked him to keep up his chin and stay well. Sadly that was the last time we spoke, very sad situation, RIP my friend see you in another life...JRC
January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJRC
JRC! Awesome reflections on Jani. Yeah, I would have been convinced Jani was back had I been at that show. Quick thinkin' on your part as he was singin'. One has to wonder what the stuff he was workin' on right before he passed away would have sounded like. What a talent! We almost had him back. God Bless! And God Speed, Jani!
January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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