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ZappaCast Episode #34: A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg!

October 18, 2017

Salutations, ZappaCast hobgoblins!!! Yes indeedy folks, the ZappaCast celebrates ZAPPAWEEN (it’s a holiday now!) with a most special show, featuring the treat that is an interview with Zappa road crew personage extraordinaire, THOMAS NORDEGG!! Thomas sits down with Scott and the Vaultmeister (Mr. Joe Travers) for a wide-ranging interview covering his time with FZ.  Also, […]

ZappaCast Episode #33: Happy 50th, Absolutely Free!

October 7, 2017

Greetings once again, loyal ZappaCasters! In this episode we look back on the ABSOLUTELY FREE album, which celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017! Lots of groovy tunage and other audio wonderment on offer here PLUS a sneak preview of the new vinyl reissue of ABSOLUTELY FREE in stores October 6th! Come on over to the […]

Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour

September 21, 2017

Zappa Family Trust working with Eyellusion on multiple groundbreaking productions that will feature former bandmates in celebration of late music legend’s art, life and legacy.  LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – Eyellusion, live music’s premier hologram production company, today announced that it will work closely with the Zappa Family Trust to produce hologram performances […]

ZappaCast Episode #32: Freak Out at 51!

June 14, 2017

In this special episode, we salute the 51st Anniversary of the Freak Out! album, with live performances of nearly the entire album from 1966 through 1988! FZ talks about the album and its impact between the selections. It’s great to be back — now get ready to Freak Out! with the ZappaCast!

Absolutely Free 50th Anniversary Expanded 2LP Edition Coming October 6

June 2, 2017

The Zappa Family Trust will mark the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention’s politically-charged, envelope-pushing sophomore album, Absolutely Free, with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition on October 6 via Zappa Records/UMe. This double 180-gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman cut directly from the original analog master […]

Rare Frank Zappa Recordings Set For Physical Release And Streaming

March 22, 2017

Two dozen rare and limited release Frank Zappa recordings will be made widely available around the world when UMe assumes distribution of the albums as part of their global partnership with the Zappa Family Trust. In the U.S., the 24 albums will be available on CD, download and streaming on March 24th. Internationally, they will […]

ZappaCast Episode #31: Your Zappadan and Christmas present – Mike Keneally!

December 23, 2016

Yes, folks, Christmas time is here again, and Zappadan is upon us as well! And boy do we have a treat for you — none other than the mighty and majestic Mike Keneally!!!  Mike chats with us about Frank (of course), his intimidatingly wonderful solo career, Nigey Lennon, the time he kicked in a window […]

Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels (The Suites) Nominated For Grammy Award For Best Classical Compendium

December 10, 2016

Album Captures Acclaimed Performance At Walt Disney Concert Hall By Los Angeles Philharmonic And Los Angeles Master Chorale, Conducted By Esa-Pekka Salonen The spectacular sold-out one-night-only orchestral performance of Frank Zappa’s masterwork 200 Motels (The Suites) recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 23, 2013 has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for […]