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
For fans who have ever dreamed of being in the music business or running their own record company—here’s their chance. The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST and ZAPPA RECORDS are offering up the unprecedented opportunity for Zappa fans to license their very own copies of ROXY BY PROXY by FRANK ZAPPA with The Mothers of Invention.For a $1000 licensing fee, fans can own a master duplication copy of ROXY BY PROXY (All Roxy No Elsewhere): 76 minutes of never-before-released
The music of Frank Zappa could be considered the most important compositional contributions to American popular music in the 20th century. Many might find this claim blasphemous. What about Miles Davis? John Coltrane? Bing Crosby? The list could go on. Zappa's music blended important elements of orchestral and jazz music while serving as a working parody of music and popular culture.
The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST is excited to announce a new 2-CD set released via iTunes and UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES Tuesday, October 30. UNDERSTANDING AMERICA is one of only three compilation albums produced and titled by FZ himself. (Ironically, MOTHERMANIA is another and is also on schedule for October 30.) The project comprises by less than a quarter titles a
Back in May Grateful Web brought you coverage of the GrandMothers of Invention live at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado. The former members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention have been touring the U.S. and Europe and will return to Colorado on July 31st for an evening at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. These guys arethe Zappa reincarnate band to see!
In a music career spanning over three decades, Frank Zappa put out over 60 albums. Some call him a genius. Those who don’t simply do not understand (pardon me and my asshole opinion—but I am right). Zappa has always had top-tier musicians in his line-ups, many of which have looked at his music charts and shuddered under the pressure.
Former Frank Zappa front-man Napoleon Murphy Brock discusses his beginnings with The Mothers, the musical and vocal dynamics within the group, a legacy kept alive, and real by The GrandMothers of Invention, currently on tour in the United States.
This was a night to be excited about. The night was filled with two heavy hitting, classic, amazingly talented bands. I was even thrilled to be going to the Paramount Theater in Denver to see this show because this underrated venue just does not have the caliber shows that it deserves. Every time I go there I am reminded by how magnificent it is. It was the perfect place for these two power houses to take the stage.
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) held July 18 – 21 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. is quickly becoming the summer's must attend live music and camping event. Adding artists to its growing lineup, 10KLF announces the confirmation of these groups: