On July 23, former WARRANT singer Jani Lane — who was found dead on Thursday in a Los Angeles-area hotel — took part in a taping of an upcoming episode of the “That Metal Show” alongside Michael Sweet (STRYPER) and Taime Downe (FASTER PUSSYCAT) (see photos below). The program featuring Lane was originally scheduled to premiere on October 1 on VH1 Classicbut has now had its air date moved up to August 27.
“The Very Hairy Rock Show”, which airs on 96 Rock radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina, conducted an interview with Sweet yesterday about his meeting with Lane. That chat can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
In an online posting, Sweet said, “I’m still in shock over the sudden passing of Jani. I was just sitting in a dressing room with him less than a month ago. Had I known, I would have spent more time with him. He was a good-hearted guy with a gentle soul. I know he had a tough life and many battles, but who doesn’t? He seemed to be genuinely working so hard at sorting things out and getting things in order. It’s a true shame.”
Jani Lane on the set of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” (photos taken on July 23, 2011)