Video footage of former WARRANT singer Jani Lane's August 28, 2009 performance at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California can be viewed below (courtesy of Christy Borgman). Backing Jani at the concert were Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums, Kevin Baldes (LIT) on bass and Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL, WILDSIDE) on guitar, among others.
Lane will spend two mandatory days in jail after pleading no contest last month to one count of misdemeanor DUI stemming from an incident where he hit a parked car back in June, according to TMZ.com.
As part of Jani's plea deal — in which authorities agreed to drop a hit-and-run charge — Lane will serve 36 months probation, complete three months in alcohol education classes and report for 30 days of Caltrans road work. He also has to pay more than $395 in fines.
If Jani chooses not to pay the fines, he will have to serve 13 additional days in jail instead.
The 45-year-old singer was busted on June 17 when he allegedly hit a parked car in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles. Lane refused to take a sobriety test.
When asked in a May 18, 2009 interview with "The Johnny Dare Morning Show" how he managed to "get straight," Jani replied, "It's just a matter of deciding you're done, in my opinion. I mean, that probably oversimplifies it, but really, really and truly you have to go, 'You know what? I'm done with this. I don't like feeling like this, I don't like living like this.' And it's also nice to get the creativity back, which is impossible to flow when you're unconscious."
Lane originally left WARRANT in 2002 to pursue a solo career. He released a solo album, "Back Down to One", in 2003, but shortly after was admitted to a rehab center for alcohol and drug-related exhaustion. He also appeared on VH1's reality series "Celebrity Fit Club".
WARRANT announced in September 2008 that it was splitting with Jani Lane six months after the band first reunited with the troubled vocalist. He has since been replaced by Robert Mason (LYNCH MOB, CRY OF LOVE, BIG COCK).
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