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Warren Zanes


  • Tom Petty's Biographer on the Story He Didn't Tell

    A year after Petty's death, author Warren Zanes shares a tale of loss, memory, and the search for the perfect cup of coffee

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  • The Time Aretha Shocked Solomon Burke Onstage

    Inside the surprise 2005 duet that author and musician Warren Zanes says may be "the deepest musical moment I've ever witnessed"

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  • Tom Petty's Biographer Looks Back on Their 30-Year Friendship

    Del Fuegos guitarist Warren Zanes went from serving as Tom Petty's opening act to cooperating with him on his definitive biography

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  • Damn the Torpedoes

    This review originally ran in Rolling Stone as part of a series that looked back at classic albums. When punk rock arrived as a combative answer to the bloating and fatigue of 1970s rock, an odd thing happened: Bands that were interested only in plugging in and channeling Chuck Berry were cast in with Britain's […]

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  • Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits

    They wore matching suits and had an uncanny not-twins-but-strikingly-similar appearance. Southern boys who looked like well-behaved guests, the Everly Brothers did indeed have an alien quality about them. On some level, the Everly Brothers were visitors from another planet: They came to rock & roll from the world of hillbilly music. The Cadence singles show […]

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