WARRANT: 'JANI LANE Was A Very Important Part Of Our Lives For A Long Time'

Jani Lane's ex-bandmates in WARRANT have released the following statement regarding their former singer's passing:

"We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jani's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

"Jani was a very important part of our lives for a long time. We will always be incredibly proud of the music we created together. He was a true talent and will be missed by all of us."

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner added via Twitter, "Still coping/absorbing the reality of last night's sad news. A brother is gone. We have heavy rock 'n' roller hearts today."

WARRANT announced in September 2008 that it was splitting with Lane six months after the band reunited with the troubled vocalist. He has since been replaced by Robert Mason (LYNCH MOB, CRY OF LOVE, BIG COCK).

Lane originally left WARRANT in March 1993 but rejoined the band in September 1994. The group went on to record the "Ultraphobic" (1995), "Belly To Belly" (1996) and "Greatest & Latest" (1999) albums and issued and collection of covers, "Under The Influence", in 2001. Jani quit WARRANT again in 2004 before reuniting with the group four years later.

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