WARRANT DRUNKEN SUMMIT with P.J. Farley (Trixter/Ra/Kuarantine), Chad Stewart (Faster Pussycat/Motochrist) and Paul Gargano (Metal Edge) join Izzy Pressley on Another FN Podcast to talk about the band Warrant and Jani Lane. With his name in the game on 2 major KISS cover projects, P.J. Farley is one of the hardest working guys in the music business. P.J. has also been using his “quarantine” downtime to complete his new solo record and the first for HVM titled ‘Accent the Change’. “I’m working on the last 3 tracks simultaneously, 2 of the tracks are MONSTER songs. This record is shaping up to be bigger and better than I had imagined it would be. It’s fucking serious!” says Farley. ‘Accent The Change’ has been slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but things are starting to move along and progress once again with a summer release in store. Check out the interview below:
Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1988 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their 2× platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, “Heaven,” reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the double platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.
Following the critically acclaimed gold album Dog Eat Dog the band started to experience frequent changes to the line-up and despite the drop in popularity with the arrival of grunge, they released Ultraphobic in 1995 and a successful best of album in 1996. The band also changed their musical direction with the release of the grunge influenced Belly to Belly in 1996, but returned to their roots very quickly by the end of the decade. The band experienced highs and lows in the 2000s with successful tours, a new covers album Under the Influence, lead singer Jani Lane leaving, a brand new Born Again album with new singer Jaime St. James and a brief reunion of the original line up. Into the new decade former lead singer and main songwriter Jani Lane died. After over 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, now with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist Robert Mason.
Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011) was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. From Hollywood, California, the band experienced success from 1989–1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. Lane left Warrant in 2004 and again in 2008 after a brief reunion. Lane also released a solo album, Back Down to One, in 2003 and the album Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner with a new group, Saints of the Underground, in 2008. Lane contributed lead vocals and songwriting to various projects throughout his career.
Lane was born John Kennedy Oswald (later changed to John Patrick Oswald), on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio to Robert and Eileen Oswald. He was raised in Brimfield with four older siblings: sisters Marcine Williams, Michelle Robinson and Victoria Ley, plus older brother Eric, already an accomplished guitarist. With sisters Micki and Vicky and brother Eric harmonizing and playing guitar, Lane taught himself to play drums, guitar and piano by ear by age five. Jani grew up listening to Cleveland rock station WMMS (100.7 FM “The Buzzard”) and was introduced to a variety of music by his older siblings. With connections from siblings Eric and Vicky in and around the music scene (and with his parents’ help), Lane made a name for himself at a very young age. He played drums under the pseudonym “Mitch Dynamite” in clubs by age 11 and with a local band “Pokerface.” By that time, his siblings had left for college or marriage, although Vicky was still active in the entertainment industry in northeast Ohio and southwest Florida. Due to Vicky’s numerous connections, Lane was able to network with industry execs in pursuit of his dream. Lane graduated from Field High School, in Mogadore, Ohio, a nearby city to Brimfield in 1982.
Lane is credited as the vocalist/drummer on Warrant’s Latest and Greatest CD. Throughout his career, Lane would sometimes play drums/acoustic guitar and piano with his band and played the drums in various formats and gigs with other Musicians.
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