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Parting Shot: The L.A. Purveyor of rock noir Makes His Last Stand

Michael Goldberg, Neumu, September 2003

I FELT LIKE crying as I watched VH1's special on Warren Zevon. How sad. Zevon, as you likely know, died on Sunday, Sept. 8; he's contracted terminal lung cancer. But rather than die in private, Zevon has did what no one in his situation has ever done before. He wrote and recorded an album that both deals in part with his then imminent death and lets those who hear it experience the final artistic statement from Zevon, a man who fought demons of one sort or another for much of his life.

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