Warrant’s Joey Allen calls cover of new Jani Lane album “tasteless”
In an interview with BlastEcho on March 11, 2016, Warrant guitarist Joey Allen talked about Warrant‘s ex-lead vocalist Jani Lane and the singer’s album Catch A Falling Star that is being released more than five years after his death.
The following are excerpts from the article / interview from BlastEcho:
“The guy was a great writer and a good friend,” says Warrant guitarist Joey Allen. “There was a love/hate relationship with him, just a brother. Most of the time you love him, some of the time you hate him, but you never don’t care about him.”
Speaking of which, Allen couldn’t help but notice Lane’s new posthumous album, Catch a Falling Star—which includes covers of songs by the likes of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and UFO—features the glammed-out Lane on the cover with his finger to his temple. While Lane died of alcohol poisoning, not suicide, Allen still finds the cover “kind of tasteless.”
“I don’t know if any got that out of the picture,” Allen says, “but to me it was a little tasteless.” He then adds: “I hope that that’s benefiting his two children and his children. If his legacy goes on that way, it isn’t any different than playing the song he penned live every night.”
You can read the full article / interview at BlastEcho.