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Monday, 14 March 2016

KICKSTARTER OFFERS MUSICIAN FRANK ZAPPA'S HOUSE FOR $9M


The Hollywood Hills home of the late musician Frank Zappa is up for grabs, but it's not your typical home or your typical sale.

The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen was ground zero for much of the music from the rock icon.

The famous studio in the heart of Zappa's enormous home is now up for sale, along with the rest of the massive property for $9 million in a one-of-a-kind Kickstarter campaign.

Filmmaker and actor Alex Winter, probably best known as Bill in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," has launched a campaign to fund a documentary about Zappa's life and iconic music.

The purpose is also to save musicians enormous archive, filled with over 40 years of unseen and unheard material, much of it in dire need of preservation.

Zappa died in 1993, and his widow passed last year. Before the family puts the house on the market, they agreed to try Winter's unique $9 million idea.

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Frank Zappa is considered to be one of the most influential rock musicians of the late twentieth century. Between the start of his career in the late fifties and his death in 1993 he recorded and rele..




On September 19, 1985, Frank Zappa testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music organizati..

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