Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead at 47

The man who gave us "Cherry Pie" has passed on:

Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47.


Officer Sara Faden says Lane's body was found Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel. She had no immediate information on the cause or circumstances of his death.
With his long blond hair and tight leather outfits, Lane embodied the excess of 1980s "hair metal" rock bands. He joined Warrant in 1984 and wrote such hits as "Heaven," ''Down Boys" and "Cherry Pie."

Read the full story from The Associated Press, and watch his band's big hit below:

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Spencer Kornhaber is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers pop culture and music. He was previously an editor at Patch.com and a staff writer at OC Weekly. He has written for Spin, The AV Club, and RollingStone.com.

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