JANI LANE: Autopsy Results Inconclusive / That Metal Show Episode Bumped Up to Aug. 27th
As of now, there’s still no cause of death for former Warrant frontman Jani Lane. Apparently, the results of the initial autopsy, on August 12th. Experts will now rely on toxicology tests. It will be more than two months to finalize.
According to police sources, alcohol and prescription drugs were found in Lane’s motel room. There is no indication of suicide.
On August 12, the members of Warrant, now fronted by singer Robert Mason, played a concert in Grand Forks, ND. The band dedicated the show to Jani.
The band wrote in a statement. “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.”
His family had a private memorial service on Sunday. A public memorial with performances by fellow metal rock bands including Great White and L.A. Guns will be held in Hollywood on Aug. 24 at a venue to be announced at a later date.
In other news, Lane had taped an episode of ‘That Metal Show” has now been bumped up to air on Aug. 27.
The show, originally scheduled to air on Oct. 1, targets the glam days of Hollywood and also features Michael Sweet from Stryper and Taime Downe from Faster Pussycat. In the early ’90s, Warrant opened for Stryper and now, about twenty years later, ‘That Metal Show’ brought the two vocalists together again. Allegedly, Warrant were never paid for that opening performance, and both Lane and Sweet have a laugh about this during the episode.
‘That Metal Show’ co-hosts Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine both made comments regarding their visit with Lane recently. Florentine remembers that Lane was “in great sprits” during the taping, while Jamieson says “I found him bright, interesting and extremely likeable. An easy guy to root for. He seemed like he had turned the corner on his personal problems, so I’m really bummed to hear of his passing.”
‘That Metal Show’ kicks off its eighth season on Aug. 20, with an appearance from Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi.