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Dweezil Zappa Announces ’50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%K He Wants’ Tour

Threatened with trademark infringement for using his dad's name on the road, Dweezil Zappa has changed the name of his upcoming tour once again.

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Zappa Records/UMe
Zappa Records/UMe
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Frank Zappa Vault Opens for Two New Releases in July

The new titles explore different sides of Frank Zappa's many-faceted musical personality.

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YouTube
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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Frank Zappa Jam at the Fillmore East

In the last days of New York's Fillmore East, John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention onstage after the Mothers' set.

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Fran Flynn, Getty Images
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Dweezil Zappa Issues Statement Regarding Frank Zappa Family Trust Battle

Nearly two weeks after Ahmet Zappa penned an open letter to his brother Dweezil regarding the latter's use of music by their late father, Frank Zappa, Dweezil has issued a statement.

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Albert Ortega, Getty Images
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Ahmet Zappa Pens Open Letter to Brother Dweezil in Frank Zappa Family Dispute

Ahmet Zappa, the younger brother of Dweezil Zappa, is disputing his sibling’s version of events in an on-going disagreement over licensing their father Frank Zappa's music.

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Fran Flynn, Getty Images
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Dweezil Zappa Forced to Change Name of Tribute Show to His Dad

Zappa Plays Zappa will hit the road this summer under a new name,

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Frank Zappa’s Vaults Open for ‘Road Tapes’ Reissues and More

The next round of vault offerings from the Frank Zappa estate will include a reissue of his triple-disc Lumpy Money Project/Object as well as a trilogy of Road Tapes volumes.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of the Mothers of Invention’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Baiting ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.

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Bizarre / Reprise
Bizarre / Reprise
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The Story of Frank Zappa’s ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’

After guiding the Mothers of Invention to significant critical respect and even modest commercial success over the second half of the ‘60s, Frank Zappa welcomed 1970 as a newly minted solo artist.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Frank Zappa Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

An unauthorized documentary about Frank Zappa will have its world premiere at Sundance next week.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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Gail Zappa, Frank Zappa’s Widow, Dies at 70

Gail Zappa, widow of the late Frank Zappa, died this afternoon at the age of 70.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Frank Zappa’s First Solo Album, ‘Lumpy Gravy’

Frank Zappa's first solo album, Lumpy Gravy, was released in May 1968.

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