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36 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Releases ‘Excitable Boy’

Asylum Records
Asylum Records

With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.

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10 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Dies

Warren Zevon
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The rock world lost one of its most beloved cult heroes on Sept. 7, 2003, when Warren Zevon died after a year-long bout with cancer. He was 56.

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Adam Sandler, ‘Werewolves of London’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

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Actors act and singers sing, and never the twain shall meet. That's the lesson we can all take from Adam Sandler's kicking-a-corpse-before-it's-cold take on Warren Zevon's 'Werewolves of London.'

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10 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Releases His Final Album

Artemis Records
Artemis Records

Warren Zevon knew he was dying when he began recording his final album in the fall of 2002. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma just a few weeks before the recording sessions started for 'The Wind,' and he had a set of new mournful songs about mortality plus the usual assortment of familiar themes ready to go.

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Weekend Songs: Warren Zevon, ‘Lawyers, Guns & Money’

Warren Zevon, 'Excitable Boy'
Asylum Records

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Warren Zevon – Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death

Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Deaths
Garry Merrin, Hulton Archive / Michael Ochs Archives / Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Sixteen years before he died of lung cancer in 2003, Warren Zevon recorded a song about a blue-collar worker that pretty much foreshadowed his own death. 'The Factory' appeared on Zevon's 1987 comeback album 'Sentimental Hygiene,' and chronicles the life of a man who grows up to be a factory worker just like his dad.

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Top 10 Warren Zevon Songs

Warren Zevon
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Warren Zevon released his debut album, ‘Wanted Dead or Alive,’ in 1969. Nobody heard it. And you really wouldn’t want to, because none of the singer-songwriter’s sharp, scathing wit is displayed

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