Question: What series inspired action figures named Mekaneck and Moss Man?
Last Question: What classically trained harpist couldn’t appear in the movie Spinal Tap because being an MTV VJ took up too much time?
Answer: Nina Blackwood
Rob Reiner and Michael Mann cast Nina as the band manager in the pilot for their film “Spinal Tap,” but she was unable to appear in the final version of the film as her next commitment was the launch of MTV.
Jani Lane, the former lead singer of Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47.
According to US Magazine, Lane was found dead in his room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, Calif., the Associated Press confirms. Police officers told the AP that the cause and circumstances of the rocker’s death are not yet known.
Lane (real name: John Kennedy Oswald) is survived by two daughters, Taylar and Madison, from two previous marriages. (Taylar’s mother is model Bobbie Brown, who starred in Warrant’s classic “Cherry Pie” video.)
Lane left Warrant in March 1993, following the release of the band’s critically acclaimed record Dog Eat Dog which peaked at number 25 on The Billboard 200. He returned to the band in September 1994. The band then recorded Ultraphobic in 1995, Belly to Belly in 1996, Greatest & Latest in 1999 and a cover album Under the Influence in 2001.
Due to personal and business disagreements, Lane left Warrant in 2004. The band reunited once again in 2008. They performed a series of shows during the summer of 2008, but by September 2008, Warrant and Jani agreed to move forward separately, due to “too much water under the bridge.” Warrant and Jani both continued to perform Lane’s compositions live and Jani continued to write for himself and other artists.
A sad song, which is made even more heartbreaking at the end of the movie The Last American Virgin. I have a soft spot for lite songs that were featured in movies from the late ’70s/early ’80s.
Here is the ending of The Last American Virgin. Here’s some background. Gary has a crush on this girl Karen. However, his friend Rick gets Karen pregnant after having sex only once. Rick ended up leaving Karen. Gary decides to help Karen pay for her abortion by selling most of his possessions and borrowing money from his boss. After the abortion, Gary and Karen spend the remainder of the weekend alone together in Gary’s grandmother’s house. Whilst nursing her back to health, Gary tells Karen that he sincerely loves her. Karen appears to be reciprocal and they both share a tender kiss. Later, Karen invites Gary to her 18th birthday party the following week. Gary scrapes up a few more dollars and buys Karen a gold locket for her birthday.
However, here is what happens when Gary arrives at the party: