Former Warrant frontman Jani Lane passed away last week at the age of 47, in another one of the all too often tales of rock and roll excess. Just another lesson to stay off the hard stuff.

Musically, and song-writing wise Warrant and Jani Lane were probably the most underrated of the 80’s “hair metal” bands.

They also were the first band I ever saw live, as they opened up for Poison in November of 1990 at the old Richfield Coliseum.