Saints of the Underground
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Associated acts||Warrant, Ratt, Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vince Neil Band, The Newlydeads, Big Bang Babies|
|Past members|| Jani Lane |
Saints of The Underground was a hard rock supergroup that was formed in 2006 by Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer and now former Alice Cooper guitarist Keri Kelli, who recruited ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane and House of Lords bassist Chuck Wright.
The formation of Saints Of The Underground happened quite unexpectedly, as the four musicians started out playing cover tunes together for fun during off times from their respective groups. They so enjoyed their chemistry that the band naturally evolved into a creative partnership through which original songs began to emerge.The band was originally called "Angel City Outlaws" when they posted their first two promo singles: "Bruised" and "Exit" along with a third song titled "Serial Killer" which didn't feature on the band's first album because it was written for an Alice Cooper project.
The band's studio album was released in 2008, titled Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner and was recorded in Bobby Blotzer's studio (for bass and drums) and Keri Kelli's studio (for guitars and vocals), produced by Kelli and Blotzer along with Jani Lane and Chuck Wright.The album was mixed by legendary producer/engineer Andy Johns who worked with such bands as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
After the release of the CD, and live performances with Robbie Crane on bass guitar, Jani Lane returned to Warrant as lead vocalist, and toured briefly with the band until departing again in the end of summer 2008. Keri Kelli returned to touring with Alice Cooper while Bobby Blotzer and Robbie Crane are touring with their band, Ratt. Chuck Wright, working with Quiet Riot at the time, opted to leave the touring bass position to friend Robbie Crane as Wright continued with Quiet Riot and his Acoustic band, Acoustic Saints.
On August 11, 2011, Jani Lane was found dead at a hotel room in Woodland Hills, California.With his passing, Saints Of The Underground disbanded the project.
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