R.I.P. Warrant Singer Jani Lane, 47

    Jani Lane, former singer of hair metal hitmakers Warrant, who had very public battles with alcoholism, was found dead yesterday in California. He was 47 years old. Lane was responsible for Warrant’s biggest hit, “Cherry Pie,” a song that, perhaps apocryphally, was written at the behest of the record company, and eventually became the band’s far and away biggest hit. This caused Lane some displeasure, but he eventually came to terms with it, at least cagily, when he appeared on Celebrity Fit Club a few years ago. A cause of death wasn’t announced as of yet. [TMZ]