Mark Gus Scott recalls how he had never seen anyone party like Jani Lane did and still kick ass onstage
Trixter drummer Mark Gus Scott was recently interviewed by Chuck Shute for the Chuck Shute Podcast. Trixter had the chance to tour with Warrant and FireHouse on the Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour back in 1991 and Scott reminisced on partying with the now deceased and former Warrant singer Jani Lane.
Scott advised: “You know, first off, the time that we spent with them in the ’90s, it was a long time before his passing. And when we were touring together, Jani and I were pretty tight. He taught me how to drink tequila [laughs].”
Scott continued: “I mean, he was a generous guy. He led the party. He had that, you know, we talked about the fine line between promoting your brand. He was that strong ego, the leader, the one that said, you know, ‘Follow me fellas.’ You know, he was the general that went out on the horse in front of the troops and instead of being the guy in the back sipping tea, pointing his finger for wherever else to go, he was the guy that rode out on the horse and said, ‘Follow Me.’ You know, that was him. That was his attitude. So I gotta tell you, man, I’ve never seen anyone party as hard as that and then get out on stage and kick everyone’s ass. Let me tell you something, dude. We did a lot of shows together and every night he would walk out there and no matter how much he had to drink the night before, how much he smoked or whatever, he would go out there and he would kick fucking ass every night. He didn’t cop out on the high note. He sounded great. In that regard, he was supernatural kicking ass.”
You can listen to the entire interview with Mark Gus Scott on the Chuck Shute Podcast via Buzz Sprout‘s website.