At 12, he got a guitar and started writing songs, which he would do for the rest of his life. Jani Lane's alcohol addiction continued to hurt him right up to the end of his life. I'm sure she's doing wonderful now." Although all of the Spring family is eager to include her, she desperately misses her adoptive parents, so she is emotionally aloof. In 2003, he released a power-pop solo album, Back Down To One, which, according to Loundwire, "tanked." Four months later, the couple was expecting a baby. They decided to marry in July 1991 and welcomed their daughter Taylar in early 1992. In August 1992, Warrant released their third album, Dog Eat Dog. When she encouraged him to speak up and go public, he refused. It also went multiplatinum, selling two million copies, with the live longform video featuring concert performances of the album's songs selling 100,000 copies as well. (Janie Johnson, #2): ‘Sometimes Reeve couldn’t stand women. Janie questions and pleads with God, wondering why "Tea Cake, the son of Evening Sun, had to die for loving her." Officer Sara Faden said Lane's body was found Thursday in … The Corvette was reportedly black, not little or red. Nevertheless, there were some good moments during this time. In 2013, Bobbie described to the New York Post how Jani flew her to Louisiana for a concert for their first date, finally making the "match made in hair-band heaven" come true. Not once—not once in a hundred and eighty days a year, kindergarten through sixth grade—were the remaining Spring children allowed to take a school bus. She … In 1989, 16-year-old Olivia "Janie" Ward fell off a porch at a party and died. After slaves were freed at the end of the Civil War, Nanny “got with some good white people” and moved to West Florida. Whatever Happened to Janie begins when Janie is introduced to her biological family, the Springs. He was never late, and the fans were saying he hadn't looked or sounded so good in 20 years." Jani Lane's problems with women are another important factor when considering his wild early '90s Warrant years. In 1993, Jani started working on his Jabberwocky project, to which he periodically returned throughout the rest of his life. "Cherry Pie" became Warrant's signature song. Whatever Happened to Janie is the continuation of a young girl finding out that she was kidnapped at 3 years old. After her master died, Nanny took her daughter and ran away because the master’s widow threatened to sell Janie’s mother. AllMusic begins their review of DRFSR by noting that, "Other bands were bigger, other bands were better, but no other group embodied the spirit of late-'80s hair metal as much as Warrant" and ends with, "It served its purpose in 1989, and years later, it sounds exactly like that year, both for better and worse. Whatever Happened To Janie by Caroline B. Cooney is the second in a series titled "The Janie Books," which centers on the events and consequences of the kidnapping of Jennie Spring. It was part of the reason he drank. 2009 brought an arrest for driving under the influence that led to a sentence of three years' probation, and according to Spin, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail for another DUI in 2010. Jani married his second wife, actress Rowanne Brewer, in 1995. Louder called out Alice in Chains' (pictured above) 1990 album Facelift as the "first grunge album to hit big," and Jani Lane had his own Alice in Chains story that neatly summed up hair metal's dramatic eclipse. He was 47. In one of the more bizarre musical relationships of the 1980s, a manager introduced Warrant to Prince, who gave them $7,000 to record a demo for possible distribution via Prince's label Paisley Park. Unsubstantiated rumors on fan and gossip boards such as Dry Country and Metal Sludge claim that the girlfriend in question was allegedly singer Bekka Bramlett (pictured above), and the man with whom she was cheating was Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. Hullet took McGhee's advice signed Warrant to CBS/Columbia Records. 4) How does Janie feel about Jody’s death? On this day in 1970, she died of an accidental heroin overdose and was discovered in her Los Angeles hotel room after failing to show for a scheduled recording session. It makes sense that they were so successful in both audio and video formats because their sound and look was very much of the moment. In 1985, hearing "the Sunset Strip was kicking a**," they made their way to Hollywood and started a glam punk band, Plain Jane, with Jani as lead singer. His sister Vicky told Radar Online, "Alcoholism is not something he chose. She was 27 years old. According to the 2011 interview, Jani Lane joined Warrant as a "total sell out," explaining that as Plain Jane, "We're not getting paid. He was loquacious and funny and famous-looking" as he fronted Warrant, a band that Klosterman goes on to note "seemed engineered for joy and hugeness.". Whatever Happened to Janie? He started playing drums at age six and claims to have started playing in clubs by age 11 using the stage name "Mitch Dynamite." At least, that's the official story. Jani Lane's controversies started from the moment he was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1964, and his parents named him John Kennedy Oswald. Janie Fricke Official Website; CMT.com: Janie Fricke; Dukes of Hazzard Episode Guide; This page was last edited on 20 September 2020, at 08:33 (UTC). It was a story that reasonated with … On the day Janie died, she says she was taking a brick of marijuana to a party in the woods in Marshall, which just happened to be at the same cabin where Janie was. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. I've been divorced, married, raped, I don't care," in response to a question about feuding with Warrant after leaving the band. However, Leafy was raped by a white schoolmaster and began drinking, leaving Nanny to bring up Janie. The song was released as the second single from Pump in 1989, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in 1990. The perfect hair metal couple's union was as flashy and fleeting as the rise and fall of hair metal itself. Jani regularly discussed the autobiographical nature of the song. AllMusic reports that Jani bought a Corvette with his advance and almost immediately crashed it. Janie’s story of her life, which she is telling Pheoby, ends, as does the flashback into Janie’s past. I thought, 'Wow, I guess we're gonna get a push on this one.'" "Janie's Got a Gun" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith and written by Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton. He shared it with me one Thanksgiving at my house." Because he spelled "Johnny" as "Jani," people assumed the man from Plain Jane was "Jani Lane," and he stuck with it as a stage name. On August 11, 2011, Jani Lane was found dead of acute alcohol poisoning in a Woodland Hills, California, Comfort Inn at just 47 years old. It was relatively successful, going Gold by October by selling half a million copies, but it was nowhere near the triumphs of their first two records, and the only charting single was a cover of Queen's "We Will Rock You," which peaked at #83 on Billboard's Top 200.