Following a recording session for Billy Bob Thornton, Gorman somehow found himself tracking with one of his childhood heroes. Zevon’s swansong also features contributions from Jim Keltner, Luis Conte and Don Henley.
Steve Gorman says:
“I played on one track. Billy Bob bought a house that Slash used to live in, and there was a full recording studio in the basement. We’d been working for seven hours when Warren and some others turned up; he and Billy were buddies. Everyone knew he was sick, he’d already announced he was terminally ill.”
“Later that night, Warren said he’d seen Bob Dylan play recently and he’d played three of his songs. He said, ‘I’ve only got one more record to make, so I might as well do one of his songs’. Someone said, ‘What about ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’? We laughed, then Warren said, ‘That’s what I was thinking’.”
“One of the best nights of my recording career.”