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Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler and Frank Zappa Were Once Leo Sayer’s Backing Singers

by Paul Cashmere

One of the lesser known fun-facts about Leo Sayer is that he once recorded a song titled ‘Passion’ and the backing singers were Mark Knopfler, Van Morrison and Frank Zappa.

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Dweezil Zappa

Watch The Dweezil Zappa Animated Teaser for Hot Rats Live

by Paul Cashmere

Frank Zappa dedicated his 1969 album ‘Hot Rats’ to his newborn son Dweezil.

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Frank Zappa Hot Rats

Dweezil Zappa To Perform Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats Live In Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Dweezil Zappa will perform his father’s 1969 album ‘Hot Rats’ when he tours Australia for Bluesfest in 2020.

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The Beasts

The Beasts cover Frank Zappa and Warren Zevon on upcoming album

by Paul Cashmere

When The Beasts release their new album in February you may recognise some older songs from Warren Zevon and Frank Zappa.

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Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa To Play 50 Years Of Frank In Australia and New Zealand

by Paul Cashmere

Dweezil Zappa is heading back to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 to mark 50 years of his father Frank Zappa’s music.

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24 Rare Frank Zappa Albums To Be Released

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Next Friday, March 24, twenty-four rare and limited release albums by Frank Zappa will be released on CD, download and streaming in the U.S. with foreign markets getting digital downloads on that day and a physical release on April 28.

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More Expanded Zappa Unleashed

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Frank Zappa’s 3-CD Lumpy Money Project/Object set and his 2-CD Road Tapes, Venue #1 and Road Tapes, Venue #2 performance albums will be reissued, and Road Tapes, Venue #3 will debut on May 27 from Zappa Records/UMe. All four titles will be available on CD and digitally.

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There’s A New Frank Zappa Doco On The Way

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The new Frank Zappa documentary, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words, has been acquired by Sony Classics at the Sundance Film Festival before it even premiered.

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Frank Zappa ‘200 Motels ‘Orchestral Performance To Be Released

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

On October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale performed Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels (The Suites) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.

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16 Live Frank Zappa Albums Including One From Sydney Available To Download

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

For the first time, sixteen albums from Frank Zappa are being made available on digital download sites such as iTunes and Amazon.

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Frank Zappa Resurrects For One Final Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Frank Zappa is to resurrect for one final album 23 years after his death.

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Grandmothers Of Invention To Continue To Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Frank Zappa’s band The Mothers of Invention, now called The Grandmothers of Invention’, will continue to tour after performing live throughout 2013.

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Ahmet Zappa Because Im Your Dad

Ahmet Zappa Makes The New York Times Best Sellers List

by Paul Cashmere

Ahmet Zappa is a hit author. His children’s book ‘Because I’m Your Dad’ has made no. 10 on the New York Times Children’s Best Sellers List.

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Turtles’ Howard Kaylan To Release Autobiography

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Howard Kaylan may be best known as a member of the Turtles, but his life in music is much, much more far-reaching.

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Freak Out

Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Singer Ray Collins Dies at 76

by Paul Cashmere

Ray Collins, the singer for the first Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album ‘Freak Out’ has died in California.

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WATCH: The Legends Of Laurel Canyon, The Complete Documentary

by Paul Cashmere

‘The Legends of Laurel Canyon’, Tina Malave’s fascinating documentary of the music and residents of Laurel Canyon, is now streaming online.

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The Legends Of Laurel Canyon Story To Air In LA Saturday

by Paul Cashmere

‘The Legends Of Laurel Canyon’, a documentary about the rock’s hidden valley in Los Angeles will premiere on US television this Saturday night.

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Frank Zappa Catalogue Finally Released On Digital

by Music-News.com

Back home, where it belongs, the music of Frank Zappa is now back in the hands of the Zappa Family Trust.

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Frank Zappa Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Frank Zappa Catalogue Moves On To Universal

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Zappa Family Trust, the “corporation” that handles all things having to do with Frank Zappa, have announced that they have signed a new contract with Universal Music Enterprises which will see 60 of Frank’s albums get rereleased.

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Roy Estrada

Little Feat and Frank Zappa Bass Player Jailed For 25 Years

by Paul Cashmere

Roy Estrada, an original member of both Little Feat and Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, has been jailed for 25 years for child molestation.

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Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Mothers Of Invention Jim Sherwood Dies Ages 69

by Paul Cashmere

Jim ‘Motorhead’ Sherman from Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention died on Christmas Day at the age of 69.

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Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Brings Zappa Plays Zappa Back To Australia

by Andrew Tijs

Dweezil Zappa is set to bring his father Frank’s insane rock operas to stages around Australia.

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