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Ahmet Zappa Responds to Brother Dweezil’s Claims

The younger Zappa refutes many of Dweezil's claims, and says he wants to settle matters privately.

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Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works

No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.

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Lady Gaga Reportedly Bought Frank Zappa’s House

Lady Gaga reportedly has a new place to call home: the million-dollar house once owned by Frank Zappa.

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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
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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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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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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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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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‘Joe’s Garage, Act I’: A ‘Stupid Little Story About How The Government Is Going To Do Away With Music’

Released in September 1979, Joe’s Garage, Act I made it to No. 27 on the Billboard 200, while Acts II & III reached No. 53. Frank Zappa once referred to Joe’s Garage as a “stupid little story about how the government is going to do away with music.” Over the years, its reputation has grown. Today it stands as one of Zappa’s best albums

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Frank Zappa’s Estate Planning Major Series of Reissues, New Releases

Hold onto your wallets, Frank Zappa fans.

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Did Frank Zappa Invent Music Streaming?

Way back in 1982, Frank Zappa said “Ordinary phonograph record merchandising as it exists today is a stupid process which concerns itself essentially with moving pieces of plastic wrapped in pieces of cardboard from one location to another” in his Proposal For A System To Replace Phonograph Record Merchandising.

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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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