Jani Lane Net Worth

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John Kennedy Oswald was born on 1 February 1964, in Akron, Ohio, USA. He was a lead vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist best known for being the frontman of the band Warrant. The band had a successful run from 1989 to 1996 with around five albums getting sales of over 10 million. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2011.

How rich was Jani Lane? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth at $500,000, mostly earned through success in the music industry. Aside from Warrant’s run, he also released solo albums; all of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Jani Lane Net Worth $500,000

John learned to play various instruments at a young age, an grew up listening to various kinds of music, and when he was 11 he was already performing as a drummer in clubs. He attended Field High School, and after matriculating was offered drama scholarships as well as athletic scholarships, but despite these, he decided to forego tertiary studies and pursue a career in music.

He joined the band Cyren which was known for being the opening act of a local band called Risque. Eventually he formed another band alongside Al Collins, called Dorian Gray. He tried being the frontman, but lacked confidence and went back to the drums, which led to them disbanding. Lane found some popularity in Ohio, and would then form the band Plain Jane with eventual Warrant bandmate Steven Sweet. He adopted the name Jani Lane apparently based on his grandparents German surname, and started to record track demos. They rehearsed for months, moving to Los Angeles and taking odd jobs because they didn’t have enough money. Eventually they would do several performances and gain some popularity. They opened for the band Warrant, but after several members of both bands left, the two then merged.

Warrant gained the attention of several record labels after becoming popular on the club circuit. They signed with Columbia Records and partnered with manager Tom Hulet; Lane wrote all of the band’s songs and numerous hits including “Heaven”. Their debut album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich” got double platinum and peaked at the 10th spot of The Billboard 200. The band continued with more successful songs including “Cherry Pie”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, and “Blind Faith”. The songs were part of the album “Cherry Pie” which also became a double platinum seller. In 1992, Jani performed the song “The Power” for the movie “Gladiator”, eventually leading to another critically acclaimed album entitled “Dog Eat Dog”. The following year, Jani left the band to pursue a solo career, but returned a few months later. They secured a new deal with CMC International. Their following albums would be “Ultraphobic”, “Belly to Belly”, Greatest & Latest”, and “Under the Influence” which was released in 2001.

In 2004, Jani left Warrant following numerous disagreements, but returned to the band four years later with all of the original members also returning. However, he would again leave to continue his solo career after a few months, and released his debut album called “Back Down to One”, but then went into a rehab center due to drug problems, although he continued songwriting and also became a part of several television shows. In 2010, he toured with Great White, filling in for singer Jack Russell.

For his personal life, it is known that Jani married model Bobbie Brown in 1991 and they had a daughter, but divorced after three years. In 1996 he married actress Rowanne Brewer, and they also had a daughter but their marriage ended in 2005. In 2010, he married Kimberly Nash and the couple stayed together until his death. Jani was found dead due to acute alcohol poisoning a year later, though the autopsy reported that the cause was indeterminate. A memorial concert was held for him, and a lot of bands participated, including Quiet Riot and Great White.

Full NameJani Lane
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1964
DiedAugust 11, 2011, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthAkron, Ohio, United States
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
EducationField High School
SpouseKimberly Nash (m. 2010–2011), Rowanne Brewer (m. 1996–2005), Bobbie Brown (m. 1991–1993)
ChildrenTaylar Jayne Lane, Madison Michelle Lane
ParentsRobert Oswald, Eileen Oswald
SiblingsEric Oswald, Marcy Oswald, Michelle Oswald, Victoria Oswald
Music GroupsWarrant, Saints of the Underground
MoviesHigh Strung, Warrant: They Came from Hollywood, The Rockstar Interviews: Hollywood '80s Metal, Metal Mania: Stripped DVD, Metal Mania: Stripped on the Strip
TV ShowsCelebrity Fit Club, Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip
1His appearance on That Metal Show marks his final public appearance. The show was shot a week before his death, and it would later air with a posthumous tribute by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florantine, and Don Jamison, that was edited in after the announcement of Jani's passing.
2Has left Warrant to go solo. New solo album "Back Down to One". [2004]
3Currently on Celebrity Fit Club 2 [July 2005]
4Lives in Los Angeles, California with actress girlfriend Sheila Lussier [December 2005]
5On tour with his band Warrant. [January 2002]
6Has 3 sisters: Vicki, Micki, Marci, and a brother, Eric.
7Is of Irish descent.
8Was a mail man at one time.
9Attended Kent State University.
10He was the lead singer of the group Warrant who was among the big hair metal bands from the mid to late 80s.
11Has a daughter named Madison Michelle Lane with second wife Rowanne Brewer born in November 1997. Has a daughter Taylar Jayne Lane born in January 1992 with first wife Bobbie Brown.


Supernatural2010-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Halloween Thriller: Rise of the Zombie2013Short writer: "Cherry Pie"
Bad Grandpa2013writer: "Cherry Pie"
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grown Ups 22013writer: "Cherry Pie"
The Guilt Trip2012writer: "Cherry Pie"
Rock of Ages2012writer: "More Than Words / Heaven", "Cherry Pie" uncredited
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Workaholics2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Change-Up2011writer: "Cherry Pie" - as John Oswald
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hung2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
When in Rome2010performer: "Cherry Pie" / writer: "Cherry Pie"
How I Met Your Mother2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell2009performer: "Cherry Pie" / writer: "Cherry Pie"
Nitro Circus2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spring Breakdown2009writer: "Cherry Pie"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Cherry Pie"
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008Video writer: "Cherry Pie"
Good Luck Chuck2007writer: "Heaven"
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game lyrics: "CHERRY PIE" / music: "CHERRY PIE"
My Name Is Earl2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Surviving Christmas2004lyrics: "Cherry Pie" / music: "Cherry Pie"
Bring It On2000writer: "Cherry Pie"
Mission Hill1999TV Series writer: "Cherry Pie"
Gladiator1992writer: "The Power"


High Strung1991Vol
Warrant: Cherry Pie1990Video short


The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie in memoriam


That Metal Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks!2008DocumentarySinger, Warrant
Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Live!2006VideoHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2005TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself
Caged Fear1991Himself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Lead Vocals (as Warrant)
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 21990Video documentaryHimself

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100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
The Greatest2004TV Series documentaryHimself

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