Friday, March 18, 2016

CD Review: Deadline Music Catches A "Falling Star" With New Jani Lane Release

Singer Jani Lane was the iconic frontman for the rock band Warrant, known for their hits "Cherry Pie," "Down Boys" and the unforgettable ballad "Heaven." From 1988 to 1992, Warrant was one of the top selling bands in the world, having two double-platinum albums. As the year went on, the band fell apart, album sales declined and alcohol abuse led to Lane leaving the band in 2004. He would release one solo album of originals and another album of covers. In 2011, Jani Lane lost his battle with alcohol addiction when he was found dead in a hotel room in California while on tour. 
On February 26th, Deadline Music re-issued Lane's cover album as "Catch A Falling Star" and added one extra track, a cover of Judas Priest's "Electric Eye." The new release begins with a spot-on cover of Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me." Lane's outstanding vocals are put to the test with the intense delivery of Van Halen's "Panama" and Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean." After a perfect rendition of "Electric Eye," Jani Lane is joined by guitarist Jake E. Lee for the Ted Nugent romp, "Free For All" as Lane is enjoying this new found freedom of performing. The album closes with Jani Lane being joined by his former Warrant bandmates Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon for an edgier version of Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me" as Lane's vocals steal the show. To find out more about the new Jani Lane compilation "Catch A Falling Star," please visit

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