Following his father's death in 2003, Jordan, his half-sister, Ariel, and longtime Zevon collaborator Jorge Calderón accepted Warren's two posthumous Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Wind. His father's death from mesothelioma moved Jordan to work for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization as an advocate for those harmed by exposure to asbestos. He appeared on the 2004 tribute album to his father titled Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon singing the previously unreleased song "Studebaker". In 2005, he appeared on another tribute album called Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon, issued by Wampus Multimedia, where he sang another unreleased song called "Warm Rain" with Simone Stevens.
In 2005, Zevon released his self-titled debut EP through his production company Mixed Headache. His first full-length album, Insides Out, was released through Texas-based New West Records on April 15, 2008.
On June 7, 2007, Zevon appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and again on April 18, 2008. In 2008, he won the Overall Grand Prize of the prestigious 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with his song "Home".
Zevon is currently working on a new album entitled Imperfect, which he has described to be "darker and more rock than power pop" compared to his previous work. He has stated that it will feature the tracks "May or May Not", "Not Like Me", "Merry Go Wrong", "Wrecking Ball", "The Epic Fail" and "Stick With Me". On August 4, 2011, he released a demo take of the song "Wrecking Ball" on his personal website.
Zevon has also produced several films, including the motion picture $pent (2000).
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Vocalist, Songwriter|
|Labels||New West Records|
|Associated acts||Warren Zevon|
David Perry Lindley (born March 21, 1944) is an American musician who founded the band El Rayo-X, and who has worked with many other performers including Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Curtis Mayfield and Dolly Parton. He has mastered such a wide variety of instruments that Acoustic Guitar magazine referred to Lindley not as a multi-instrumentalist, but instead as a "maxi-instrumentalist."The majority of the instruments that Lindley plays are string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, banjo, lap steel guitar, mandolin, hardingfele, bouzouki, cittern, bağlama, gumbus, charango, cümbüş, oud, and zither.
Lindley was a founding member of the 1960s band Kaleidoscope, and has worked as musical director for several touring artists. In addition, he has occasionally scored and composed music for film.I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology) is a two-disc compilation album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, released on Rhino Records in 1996. It spans his career from his eponymous debut album on Asylum Records to date of release, ignoring his disowned initial album from 1969, Wanted Dead or Alive. It contains tracks from all ten of his albums released during this period, and includes contributions to soundtracks and his one-off album with members of R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods.
Disc one collects recordings done for Asylum, and disc two collects recordings done for Virgin and Giant Records.Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of public-domain books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet.
The Internet Archive allows the public to upload and download digital material to its data cluster, but the bulk of its data is collected automatically by its web crawlers, which work to preserve as much of the public web as possible. Its web archive, the Wayback Machine, contains hundreds of billions of web captures. The Archive also oversees one of the world's largest book digitization projects.Jakob Dylan
Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer and primary songwriter for the rock band the Wallflowers, who have released six albums since 1992. Dylan has written notable hits such as "6th Avenue Heartache" and "One Headlight", which is listed at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs". He has won two Grammy Awards, and released two solo albums: Seeing Things in 2008 and Women + Country in 2010. Women + Country became Dylan's highest-charting album since the Wallflowers' 1996 breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard 200.Kevin Shirley
Kevin Shirley (born 29 June 1960), also known as The Caveman, is a music producer and mixer for many artists, such as the bands Journey, Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Marya Roxx, Dream Theater, The Springbok Nude Girls, HIM, Tyler Bryant, Mr. Big, and Europe.List of New West Records artists
The following is a list of artists who have recorded for New West Records.List of University High School (Los Angeles, California) alumni
The following is a list of notable alumni of University Senior High School. The list includes all notable former pupils who attended the school anytime since opening its doors in 1924, including for the four years it was named "Warren G. Harding High School".
Patricia Krenwinkel, convicted murderer, member of Manson Family
Rachel Ames (actress, General Hospital)
Mackenzie Astin 1991 (actor)
Eric Avery (rock bassist, Jane's Addiction)
Jan Berry 1959 (singer and songwriter, Jan and Dean)
David Bonderman (billionaire)
Karla Bonoff (singer/songwriter, "Someone To Lay Down Beside Me", "Lose Again", "Tell Me Why")
Jeff Bridges 1967 (Oscar-winning actor)
James Brolin (actor, Marcus Welby, M.D., Westworld)
David Cassidy (actor, The Partridge Family)
David Charvet 1991 (actor, Baywatch)
Alex Cline 1974 (drummer, Homogenized Goo)
Nels Cline 1974 (guitarist, Wilco and The Nels Cline Singers)
Darby Crash, born Jan Paul Beahm (punk rock pioneer, the Germs)
Faye Dancer 1941 (baseball player)
Richard Dean, born Richard Cowen (athlete, model, photographer)
Sandra Dee, born Alexandra Zuck, 1958 (actress, Gidget)
John Densmore (rock drummer, The Doors)
Pat Doyle (baseball coach)
Bobby Driscoll (Academy Award-winning child star)
Elonka Dunin 1976 (cryptographer and game developer)
John Ecker 1966 (basketball player and coach)
Danny Elfman (musician, Oingo Boingo, film composer)
Raymond C. Fisher (jurist)
Vince Flaherty (film producer, actor, songwriter, musician and recording artist)
Megan Follows 1986 (actress)
Kim Fowley 1958 (rock musician, music producer)
Gil Fronsdal (Buddhist teacher and author)
Judy Garland (singer, actress, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz)
Peggy Ann Garner (actress, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Jill Gibson 1960 (singer and artist)
Omar Gooding (actor)
Barry Gordon 1966 (actor, A Thousand Clowns; longest-running president of Screen Actors Guild)
Kim Gordon (rock bassist, Sonic Youth)
Jane Harman 1962 (Congresswoman for California's 36th Congressional District 1993–99, 2001–11)
Jason Hervey 1990 (actor, Wayne Arnold on The Wonder Years)
Andy Hill 1968, basketball player, television executive, author
Leonard Hill, television producer and real estate developer
Daryl Hobbs 1987 (professional football player for Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks)
Tony Horton professional baseball player for Boston Red Sox, and Cleveland Indians
Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys singer-songwriter, Grammy Award winner 1976 for Song of the Year "I Write The Songs")
Jack Jones 1957 (singer)
Jack Jorgensen 1970 (The Associated Press, United News Service photographer)
Brian Kingman 1971 (professional baseball player for Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants)
Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman 1958 (the actual Gidget, on whom the novel Gidget, The Little Girl With the Big Ideas and subsequent film and television adaptations was based)
Robby Krieger (rock guitarist and songwriter, The Doors)
Bill Lancaster (son of Burt Lancaster; writer of The Bad News Bears)
David Lang 1974 (Pulitzer prize-winning composer)
Nan Leslie (actress, Martha McGivern on TV series The Californians)
Lorna Luft 1968-70 (singer and actress, daughter of Judy Garland)
Betty Lynn (actress, Thelma Lou in The Andy Griffith Show)
Sue Lyon (actress, Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
Bryan MacLean 1964 (singer/composer, rock musician, Love)
Samantha Mathis 1988 (actress, The American President, Broken Arrow)
Doug McClure (TV and film actor, The Virginian)
Roddy McDowall, born Roderick McDowall, 1946 (actor, Planet of the Apes, Cleopatra)
Maria McKee 1982 (rock musician, Lone Justice)
Kevin Millar (professional baseball player)
Penelope Ann Miller (actress, Carlito's Way, Kindergarten Cop)
Andrew Mishkin 1976 (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, author)
Marilyn Monroe (iconic actress)
Jim Moret 1974 (television anchor)
Shelley Taylor Morgan (actress)
Dave Navarro (rock musician, Jane's Addiction)
Randy Newman (singer/composer, "I Love L.A.")
Barbara Nwaba 2007 (heptathlete)
David Nwaba 2011 (basketball player, Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Ryan O'Neal (actor, Love Story, Barry Lyndon)
Pepper Paire 1942 (baseball player)
Mel Patton (1948 Olympic gold medal sprinter; former world record holder, 100 yd & 220 yd dash)
Paul Petersen (actor, The Donna Reed Show)
Stephen Reinhardt 1949 (judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit)
Tommy Rettig 1958 (Jeff Miller in Lassie)
Herb Ritts (photographer)
Mary Lee Robb, born Mary Lee Robb Cline, 1944 (radio actress, The Great Gildersleeve)
Kira Roessler (Black Flag bassist)
Bruce Schwartz 1973 (puppeteer)
Frank Sinatra, Jr. (singer, conductor, son of Frank Sinatra)
Nancy Sinatra 1958 (singer, actress, daughter of Frank Sinatra)
Pat Smear, born George Ruthenberg (punk rock pioneer, the Germs, Nirvana and Foo Fighters musician)
Steve Smith, Sr. (NFL wide receiver)
Felicia Stewart (doctor, author, advocate for morning-after pill)
Peter Stone (writer for theater, television and film)
Glenn Sundby (gymnast)
Elizabeth Taylor (Oscar-winning actress)
Marshall Thompson (actor, To Hell and Back)
Tone Lōc, born Anthony Terrell Smith (hip-hop artist known for "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina")
Dean Torrence 1958 (singer, Jan & Dean)
Chet Upham ca. 1942 (oil and natural gas businessman from Mineral Wells, Texas; owner of Loveland Ski Area in Colorado; chairman of the Texas Republican Party 1979–1983)
Rick Van Santen 1980 (co-founder Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival)
Jay Walker (NFL quarterback, 1994–1998; Maryland House of Delegates District 26, 2006–present)
David Weissman 1972 (filmmaker, The Cockettes (2002) We Were Here (2011))
Howard Wolpe 1956 (Congressman for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District from 1979 to 1993)
Steve Wynn (musician, songwriter, The Dream Syndicate)
Titus Young (NFL wide receiver)
Jordan Zevon 1988 (musician, music producer, son of Warren Zevon)Mark Doyon
Mark W. Doyon (born October 4, 1962) is an American author, recording artist, and public communications professional. He has led the indie rock bands Arms of Kismet, Wampeters and Waterslide, and produced tribute albums to Jonathan Richman, Lou Reed and Warren Zevon. He is the founder and principal of the record label and media company Wampus Multimedia.Mr. Bad Example
Mr. Bad Example is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on October 15, 1991.My Ride's Here
My Ride's Here is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on May 7, 2002, by Artemis Records. Zevon described it as "a meditation on death"; it was released several months before Zevon was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.
On My Ride's Here, Zevon collaborated with a number of writers from outside the world of music. He also covers Serge Gainsbourg's "
Laissez-Moi Tranquille" which roughly translates as "leave me alone". Gainsbourg first recorded it in 1960 on the Romantique 60 EP. "I Have to Leave" was a song written by Zevon's high school friend, Dan McFarland, formerly of the band Sinch.Noah Shain
Noah Shain is an American record producer and musician. Shain was dubbed "one of the most prominent young producers in the United States by Mute Magazine." He notably produced early work by Grammy award winning Skrillex "Sonny Moore," as well as albums by As tall as lions Jordan Zevon, Atreyu, The Chevin, and Dead Sara.Epic Records recording artist Dead Sara stated that Noah was instrumental in making their album sound "As raw as possible." To date, the album has peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.The Envoy
The Envoy is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on July 16, 1982, by Asylum Records. The album's lack of commercial success caused Zevon's label to terminate his recording contract, a fact that Zevon discovered only after reading about it in Rolling Stone. In reaction, Zevon went on a self-destructive binge that nearly killed him, followed by a rehab stint that kept Zevon clean and sober for the rest of his life.The title track was inspired by veteran American diplomat Philip Habib's shuttle diplomacy during Israel's Lebanon incursion of 1982.
Zevon later said of the album's lack of success, "I would start a record more or less as soon as I'd finished the one previous to it, and they took longer, cost more and more, and actually did sort of less and less well. Particularly The Envoy. I was a little discouraged after that."The Wind (Warren Zevon album)
The Wind is the twelfth and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung), and it was released just two weeks before his death on September 7, 2003. The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys.Transverse City
Transverse City is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Warren Zevon, released in October 1989 by Virgin Records.Warren Zevon
Warren William Zevon (; January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978), whose title track is also well-known. He also wrote major hits that were recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own work, he recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan", Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again", and Prince's "Raspberry Beret".
Initially successful as a band leader, Zevon struggled to have a solo career until his music was performed by Linda Ronstadt. This launched a cult following that lasted for 25 years, with Zevon making occasional returns to album and single charts until his death from cancer in 2003. He briefly found a new audience in the 1980s by teaming up with members of R.E.M. in the blues rock outfit Hindu Love Gods.
Known for his dry wit and acerbic lyrics, he was a guest several times on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman.Werewolves of London
"Werewolves of London" is a rock song performed by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. It was composed by Zevon, LeRoy Marinell and Waddy Wachtel and was included on Excitable Boy (1978), Zevon's third solo album. The track featured Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass respectively. The single was released by Asylum Records and was a top 40 US hit, the only one of Zevon's career, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May.