The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, applauds the special release of “Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According to Judd Apatow)” on October 24. The album, a collaborative effort between Judd Apatow and ADAO Spokesperson, Jordan Zevon, celebrates legendary musician Warren Zevon’s catalog with a limited vinyl release exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
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Judd Apatow, writer and director of King of Staten Island, Knocked Up, and many more smash hits, produced and curated the new collection with Bill Inglot. Available from Rhino Records, the record features Judd’s favorite Zevon hits, live performances, and deep cuts. A portion of proceeds from the album will be donated to ADAO, where Jordan Zevon has served as the National Spokesperson for 15 years. In 2003, his father, musician Warren Zevon, passed away from mesothelioma, a preventable asbestos-caused cancer that takes nearly 40,000 American lives each year.
Apatow states “Warren Zevon’s honesty, wit, and storytelling has been a major inspiration in my work,” Apatow wrote for the album’s liner notes. “He is my north star. He reminds me to go deep. His music is fun, dark, and deeply emotional all at the same time. His music is always such an inspiration to me because it’s so emotional and honest and funny, and it’s just the tone I’m always trying to hit. So I owe so much to him. He really has such a gigantic influence.”
Portions of proceeds from the album sales are being donated to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization by Rhino to help the fight to ban asbestos. Presently asbestos is not banned in the United States and the ADAO supports legislative efforts to ban efforts and prevent the illness it causes.