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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

FRANK ZAPPA IN THE NEWS

In a recent interview made by Guitar Player Magazine, guitar legend Steve Lukather explained what happened in his auditioning for Frank Zappa's band. He said that Zappa tortured, emberrased and humiliated him. Here's the statement: “See, the way it worked in the old days in your life as a studio ...
"I tell the story in my book about my audition with Frank Zappa which really went south. I came to find out from Steve Vai that I was the sacrificial lamb to get rid of everybody else because there was 150 guitar players sitting there for one position. He [Frank] didn't want to audition 150 guitar players, so he ...
Frank Zappa at the podiumUntil recently, rock musicians with classical interests have been bolder than their classical counterparts about crossing the genre barrier: Frank Zappa, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Karl Jenkins, Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, and Jonny Greenwood have composed ...

FRANK ZAPPA AT GONZO


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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