Crystal Zevon, Warrens wife from 1974-1981, is the author of Ill Sleep When Im Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon (Harper), which delves into the dark world of the singer, best known for his hit Werewolves of London.
Though his alcoholism was widely publicized, Crystal says theres plenty the public doesnt know about her talented and tortured husband, including his celebrity connections.
As a teenager, Warren was friends with legendary composer Igor Stravinsky.
Warren and neurotic comedian Richard Lewis also shared a close bond, and Warren once lived in the same apartment as Billy Bob Thornton.
Crystal says, He and Billy Bob Thornton had contests to see who was the most OCD. They became best friends!
Despite his dark side, Warren wasnt a demon.
She says, He could treat people really badly. But if he was going to The Palm for a steak dinner, hed take his roadie. He was the most loyal friend.
Ill Sleep When Im Dead is out now.
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