Two of my favorite people ever…

Two of my favorite people ever…

“When I was playing my primitive brand of rhythm guitar with a group called The Rock Bottom Remainders, Warren Zevon used to gig with us. Warren loved gray t-shirts and movies like Kingdom of the Spiders. He insisted I sing lead on his signature tune “Werewolves of London” during the encore portion of our shows. I said I was not worthy. He insisted that I was. “Key of G,” Warren told me, “and howl like you mean it. Most important of all, play like Keith.”
I’ll never be able to play like Keith Richards, but I always did my best, and with Warren beside me, matching me note for note and laughing his fool head off, I always had a blast.
Warren, this howl is for you, wherever you are. I miss you, buddy.”

~Stephen King, book dedication from his novel, Doctor Sleep

12 Comments

  1. IKR?! Stephen L​??
    To be such a lovable Hellion on earth I’m positive he’s an angel in Rock and Roll Heaven.

    I’m reading this book and was so pleasantly surprised to find the dedication… <3. Mr. Firestone​

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  2. What about the rest of the RBR?  At one time or another, the band has had:
    Dave Barry
    Tad Bartimus
    Roy Blount, Jr.
    Michael Dorris
    Robert Fulghum
    Kathi Kamen Goldmark 
    Matt Groening
    Josh Kelly
    Stephen King
    Barbara Kingsolver
    Greil Marcus
    Dave Marsh
    Ridley Pearson
    Joel Selvin
    Amy Tan

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