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Justin Murr's of LNJ statement why the song with Jani Lane is not on itunes

 

8-17-11

 

First I must say I am sorry for all the confusion about not releasing the new Liberty n' Justice song featuring Jani Lane on itunes on the date stated on our press release (8-15-11). I have read many things about me (both pro & con) and just wanted to clear the air on a few things........

Even before I consider myself a musician or businessman, I am a follower of Christ, a husband, and a father. I have and still do fail at all three of these things miserably at times, but the one thing that holds all three of these together (for me) is love. That brings me up to me wrestling with releasing this song right now. When I woke Tuesday morning I had 322 emails in my inbox, some stating they couldn't wait to hear or they couldn't find it & others condemning me for exploiting Jani. Included in these emails where over 30 requests from radio stations wanting the song to play as soon as I serviced them with the single. The last (for me), were the most convincing and that was from people very close to Jani asking me to wait till at least after the funeral. The one thing that I got from all these emails was love, you his fans loved the artist Jani Lane and the music he created with Warrant and by himself. I with good conscience need to allow his family, friends, and his fans to grief. Once we get past this, we then can celebrate the new music he helped create with Liberty N' Justice. He helped craft the lyrics with Scott Bolan and myself & I do believe it shows where he was at spiritually at the time and should help ease some of the pain of his loss. For now, you can hear a sample of the song "Sin" only at www.melodicrock.com & www.JkNorthrup.com. If you decide to purchase the song please know a portion of the proceeds WILL go to Jani Lane because he helped co-write the song. I am sorry again for not showing more compassion to his family, friends, and fans. Anyone who knows me (really knows me), knows me wanting to release this at this time was not a money motivation but more of a "message" motivation.....soon we will have the official release date so you his fans can hear this amazing song. In closing, I think the chorus of the song suits better then anything I can say....

 

"let me be the man I could have been / the one you first breathed your life into / my soul in your embrace/ deliver me....deliver me from my sins"

 

Thanks for your time,

 

Justin Murr

Liberty n' Justice

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Glad to see this single delayed.

 

I still have to wonder if Jani hadn't died... would this have still been a "single" at all. Doubt It. $$$$$$$$$$

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blah blah blah. fact is, fans wanted this song, just as they wanted other Jani related songs as other songs started shifting on iTunes.

Some money from the single would/will go to Jani's estate, which I am sure will be welcomed by his family once they have had time to grieve.

It's not like this is gonna make anyone a huge amount of cash anyway, so it was just intended as a tribute by a guy who knew him. Plus, considering the recording costs and the costs to put it up on iTunes, that would make any profit pretty much non-existant.

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I still have to wonder if Jani hadn't died...would this have still been a "single" at all. Doubt it. $$$$$$$$$$

If, due to Jani's unfortunate and untimely death, copies of "Cherry Pie" were now going for $250 a pop, are you telling me you wouldn't sell your copy in a hot 3 seconds?

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I still have to wonder if Jani hadn't died...would this have still been a "single" at all. Doubt it. $$$$$$$$$$

If, due to Jani's unfortunate and untimely death, copies of "Cherry Pie" were now going for $250 a pop, are you telling me you wouldn't sell your copy in a hot 3 seconds?

For the record, I wouldn't unless I had 2 copies. ;) Classic disc.

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