From Billbooard magazine:
Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon died Sunday (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles. He was 56. Zevon was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in August of last year.
One of the earliest singles I ever owned was Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” which had as a B-side, “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner,” a song based loosely (I think) on the The Song of Roland. As I prep for continuing the medieval portion of my British literature survey class this morning, I’ll be thinking of Zevon.