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ZappaCast Episode #49: Robert Martin From Philadelphia

March 19, 2021

Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by multi-instrumentalist and vocal monster, Robert Martin. Martin was in every Zappa band from 1981 through 1988, and is still very involved in Frank’s music as part of the “The Zappa Band”.  Martin discusses his early career playing on classic Philly soul tracks, how he auditioned […]

Zappacast Episode #48: Questions, Questions, Questions with Ahmet & Joe

February 2, 2021

New year, new ZappaCast! What’s in store for 2021? Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by Ahmet Zappa and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers, as they answer all manner of FZ related questions from near and far.  Are some of their answers serious and loaded with secret underground candy-rock psychedelic profundities? Maybe.   Keep […]

Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today via Zappa Records/UMe

November 25, 2020

HAPPY FRANKSGIVING! ZAPPA ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE DIGITALLY TODAY VIA ZAPPA RECORDS/UMe AS ACCLAIMED “ZAPPA” DOCUMENTARY IS NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE IN The U.S. ON DEMAND 68-TRACK ALBUM FEATURES 12 UNRELEASED TRACKS FROM THE VAULT INCLUDING PERFORMANCES FROM THE WHISKY A GO-GO IN ’68, THE FILLMORE WEST IN ’70 AND “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” IN ’78  […]

Zappacast Episode #47: Directly From Alex Winter’s Heart To You

November 18, 2020

“Franksgiving” is almost here!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis welcome Alex Winter, Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers to the ZappaCast. The conversation takes a deep dive into the making of Winter’s extraordinary new documentary, ZAPPA. ZAPPA will be released by Magnolia Films in the U.S. on November 27th, […]

Zappacast Episode #46: Joe’s Barrage – The Vaultmeister Speaks

September 22, 2020

Scott Parker welcomes back Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers, and Zappacast producer Phil Surkis. Joe shares the real deal behind the recent Mothers 1970 box, and the imminent Halloween 1981 box. Deep cut: Joe shares about his ultimate FZ fanboy life as the drummer for The Zappa Band.      ZappaCast is: Created & Hosted by Scott […]

Zappacast Episode #45: Do Politics Belong In Music?

August 27, 2020

As the US enters the most high stakes political season of modern times, ZappaCast takes a deep dive into Frank Zappa’s political songs, as well as a listen to a few eerily prescient interviews. Host Scott Parker welcomes Ed Komara, and new ZappaCast producer, Phil Surkis, to the panel. So remember, register to vote, run […]

‘ZAPPA’ Documentary in Theaters and On Demand November 27

August 7, 2020

Magnolia Pictures acquires North American rights to ‘ZAPPA’, director Alex Winter’s unfiltered portrait of the visionary musician and artist. Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to ZAPPA, directed by Alex Winter (BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, SHOWBIZ KIDS, THE PANAMA PAPERS). The documentary is an intimate and expansive look […]