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Alex Winter Has A Huge Task Ahead Of Him As He Tackles Frank Zappa Documentary

The actor-turned-director, who is a huge Zappa fan, was given access to the family's vaults earlier this year (15) when the late musician's widow, Gail, agreed he should be the person to put...

Ahmet Zappa Remembers Late Mum At Concert Movie Premiere

The musician and producer introduced the remastered and reworked footage taken from Frank Zappa's three-night stint at The Roxy theatre in Los Angeles in December, 1973, at the screening, which was staged just...

Frank Zappa's Widow Loses Cancer Battle At 70

Gail Zappa, who was the keeper of her husband's legacy, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday (07Oct15). Cancer also claimed the life of her husband in 1993. The couple wed in...

Alex Winter Tapped To Direct Frank Zappa Documentary

The Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure star will also write and produce the project in co-operation with the Zappa Family Trust, a collaboration which allows Winter exclusive access to the Zappa Vault....

Frank Zappa Built Vault Beneath His House To Keep Recordings

Late rock eccentric Frank Zappa's wife Gail has revealed her husband was such a prolific songwriter, the couple had to build a huge vault beneath the family home to store all of his recordings.As Gail...

Frank Zappa's Daughter Finalises Divorce

Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit has finalised her divorce from her musician husband Paul Doucette.Matchbox Twenty star Doucette will pay $8,000 (£5,000) a month in spousal support for five years and $6,000 (£3,750) a month...

Iconic Jazz Keyboardist, George Duke, Died In L.a. Hospital On Monday

George Duke, the American jazz musician, died in L.A. on Monday (August 5th). His cause of death has been confirmed by his family, as reported by the Washington Post, as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. He was...

Indepth John Lennon And Mick Jagger Interviews To Be Released As Downloads

Journalist, broadcaster and Oscar-winning documentarian Howard Smith's radio interviews with the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Frank Zappa are to be made available for the first time in...

Adrian Belew Quits Nine Inch Nails

Adrian Belew has quit Nine Inch Nails.The 63-year-old guitarist has parted ways with the band after a discussion with frontman Trent Reznor - who was inspired by Adrian to reform the group - in which...

The Black Keys Blocked From Vanilla Ice

The Black Keys Patrick Carney's dad threw out his Vanilla Ice tape.The drummer said his first album was the rapper's 1990 debut 'To The Extreme' but his dad tried to throw it away because he...

Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Score To Make London Debut After 42 Years

Eccentric rocker Frank Zappa's controversial 200 Motels film score is to have its premiere at this year's (13) The Rest is Noise classical music festival in London, 42 years after it was banned in the...

Frank Zappa's Bassist Sentenced To 25 Years For Child Abuse

Legendary rocker Frank Zappa's longtime bassist Roy Estrada has been sentenced to serve 25 years behind bars for child abuse.The 68 year old, who served time in a California prison for committing a lewd act...

Frank Zappa Sidekick Sherwood Dead

Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention madcap sidekick Jim 'MOTORHEAD' SHERWOOD has died, aged 69.The classically-trained multi-instrumentalist and vocalist passed away on Christmas Day (25Dec11), according to RollingStone.com. Sherwood was a longtime friend of Zappa's, who...

Captain Beefheart And Frank Zappa's 'Lost' Album Set For Release

Late american rocker Captain Beefheart is set for a posthumous return to the charts - a 'lost' album he made with music icon Frank Zappa is set to be released next month (Jan12).The star, real...

Elton John Praises 'Genius' Kanye West

Sir Elton John has hailed Kanye West a "stone cold genius".The legendary 'Rocket Man' singer said he is completely blown away by the 'Power' rapper's vision and ability to marry genres and hailed his last...

Dr John And Zappa Locked Horns Over Drugs

Veteran rocker DR JOHN has abolished theories about FRANK ZAPPA's lifestyle by insisting his collaborator never touched hard drugs. According to Dr John - a past abuser of heroin - the late Zappa was...

Plastercaster Hated Zeppelin, But Was Inspired By Keith Moon

The groupie who cast moulds of the rock great's penises admits the time she spend with LED ZEPPELIN was "horrible". CYNTHIA PLASTERCASTER, who famously created bronze sculptures of JIMI HENDRIX and FRANK ZAPPA's impressive...

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