MASTODON'S BRENT HINDS ON THE GENIUS OF FRANK ZAPPA
Brent turns on the charm
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds has spoken exclusively to TeamRock about his great passion for the musical works of Frank Zappa. Speaking to us at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, the bearded virtuoso waxes lyrical about discovering Zappa for the first time and how the legendary composer and guitarist continues to be a huge presence in his musical life and listening habits. “You know it’s Frank Zappa when you hear it,” Brent says. “It has that signature guitar tone. It provides hours of entertainment for my life! I have 80 of his albums on my iTunes. It’s a mind-blowing catalogue.”
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