Del Fuegos are back

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / February 9, 2011

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Some rock ’n’ roll reunions, like Soundgarden, seem inevitable, while others, like the Kinks or Hüsker Dü, are impossible to imagine. In between are the Del Fuegos, the Boston band fronted by fractious brothers Dan and Warren Zanes. For a while in the ’80s, the garage rockers were in regular rotation on college radio and seemed poised to hit it big. Didn’t happen, and after four albums and a commercial for Miller beer, the band finally broke up. Dan Zanes has had a successful career playing children’s music, while Warren went back to school and became a VP at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whatever differences they have, the brothers will put them aside June 23 when the Del Fuegos reunite at the Paradise. The show is a benefit for Right Turn, the Arlington nonprofit that helps entertainers with drug and alcohol problems. “Dan texted me and said, ‘Let’s do that benefit,’ ’’ said Del Fuegos drummer and Right Turn CEO Woody Giessmann. “He’d heard about the work we’re doing and now seemed to be the time.’’ (Bassist Tom Lloyd is also on board.) Asked what fans can expect, Giessmann said the band will play “Don’t Run Wild,’’ “I Still Want You,’’ and other Del Fuegos favorites. “I just want to rock,’’ he said.