Warren Zevon becomes a grandfather
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who announced last fall that he's dying of lung cancer, became a grandfather twice over when his daughter, Ariel, gave birth to twin boys.

Augustus Warren Zevon-Powell and Maximus Patrick Zevon-Powell were born Thursday (June 11, 2003) at a Los Angeles hospital, said Zevon's publicist, Diana Baron. Their father is Ariel's husband, Ben Powell.

"The best news was that Warren was able to be at the hospital for the babies' birth," Baron said.

The next arrival Zevon is looking forward to is that of his new album, "The Wind," scheduled for release Aug. 26.

"He's doing all right," Baron said of the musician's condition. "Listen, when he first started talking about his illness, he was hoping he could make it to see the next James Bond movie. And that was last Christmas. So every day is a blessing."

Zevon, 56, is known for such darkly humorous songs as "Werewolves of London," "Lawyers, Guns and Money" and "Excitable Boy."