Warrant Singer Settles Lawsuit With Virgin Records


March 12, 2008

LOS ANGELES – The lead singer of the rock band Warrant has settled a lawsuit with Virgin Records that accused the label of breaching a contract dealing with his musical compositions.

Lawyers on both sides told Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin on Monday they had resolved the case but terms of the settlement were not made public.

Jani Lane, whose real name is John Oswald, filed the suit in August, seeking unspecified compensatory and general damages.

Lane said he entered a deal with Virgin Songs Inc. in August 1988 in which he was to be paid royalties and other sums for his published compositions.

He claimed the label was notified of alleged breaches in the contract last June, but did not correct them.

Lane, 43, joined Warrant in 1984 and wrote such hits as “Heaven,” “Down Boys” and “Cherry Pie.” He left the band in 1992 and returned again before leaving again in 2004.

The band recently announced it will be touring this summer, with Lane and the rest of the original lineup regrouping for the first time in 14 years.

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