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Zappa Hologram Shows by Eyellusion

Submitted by MSO on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:03 pm

Eyellusion, live music's premier hologram production company, today announced that it will work closely with the Zappa Family Trust to produce hologram performances of Frank Zappa, giving fans an opportunity to experience the prolific, eclectic and critically acclaimed music legend live in concert again. Production for the Zappa shows will kick off in late 2017, with performances announced later in 2018.

Frank Zappa's 'ZAPPAtite' to be released on Zappa Records

Submitted by MSO on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:07 am

In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out where to start in Zappa's vast, genre-leaping catalog can be daunting.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68" Entire Performance To Be Released On DVD

Submitted by Glass Onyon PR on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 7:06 pm

For the first time ever, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68” entire show will be released on DVD by Gonzo Multimedia in December 2015!This DVD contains a filmed rehearsal of Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention at the legendary Beat Club in Bremen, Germany, on 6th October 1968. It was part of the band's second European tour, the first having occurred a year before, although this was their first visit to Germany.

Zappa Plays Zappa Plays One Size Fits All

Submitted by Philip Emma on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 5:41 pm

Dweezil Zappa does his daddy proud night after night performing extremely technical music at a very high level. From a young age, he promised his father that he would be a guitarist, but I’m not sure that anyone but Frank could believe that he would be as good as he actually is. Dweezil is one of the best guitar players alive, and people need to start giving him the credit that he deserves.

Partnership Spans Frank Zappa's Entire Creative Canon

Submitted by MSO on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:41 pm

The Zappa Family Trust has partnered with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) for a long-term, global licensing agreement for Frank Zappa's entire recorded catalog, as well as rights management participation across the rest of the visionary cultural icon's creative canon. The partnership spans Frank Zappa's vast music and film Vault for new product releases, trademark licensing, film and theatrical production.   

Grateful Web Interview with Dweezil Zappa

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 5:56 am

When guitarist Dweezil Zappa, son of guitarist, composer, bandleader, actor, social activist, and pseudo-comedian Frank Zappa created the Zappa Plays Zappa project in 2006, he intended it as a tribute to his father’s legacy, a one-off that might reconnect some old fans and breed some new ones in the process. Eight years down the road his project is more popular than ever.

ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Announces Honoring Guitar Gods

Submitted by LiveLoud on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:40 pm

The second-born child of independent music pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frank Zappa first took the stage with his famous father at the tender age of 12. He was entranced by the elder Zappa’s “control over the music [that] almost seemed like a magic trick.” By the mid-1980s, he was contributing his own riffs to Frank’s albums such as Them or Us and finding an artistic identity of his own as an actor, MTV VJ, and Grammy award-winning musician.

Corbus Plays Zappa @ Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge | 3/7/13 | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 4:15 pm

The daunting task of interpreting the music of Frank Zappa has made the iconized jazz-fusion composer/musician less often a cover project than one might expect.

Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa--A Memorial Tribute

Submitted by MSO on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 11:30 am

The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST honors the American Composer’s “Signature Guitar Compositions” on iTunes.  Released on this year’s anniversary of FZ’s death (December 4), FRANK ZAPPA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA--A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE features the classic recordings of “Watermelon In Easter Hay,” “Black Napkins” and ”Zoot Allures,” as well as the earliest versions from the Vault at the time of the original CD release in 1996 (still available from Bar

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