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Tom Maxwell remembers “Hell” with the Squirrel Nut Zippers in his new memoir

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Tom Maxwell rose to fame writing and playing for the interestingly named band, Squirrel Nut Zippers. With his help, the band’s hit “Hell” rocketed them to new heights, bringing their retro-swing sound to big stages in venues such as Los Angeles and Europe. Fast forward almost 20 years, and Maxwell is still writing, but this time it’s not just song lyrics. He is a recurring contributor for the news site Al Jazeera America and has appeared on popular sites like Salon and Oxford America. We talked with the new author about writing his first memoir, Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers and got inside the mind of the lively musician who says writing this book was a freeing…

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