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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 […]

Three Brand New Releases “Meat Light,” “Chicago ’78” and “Little Dots” Out Now!

November 15, 2016

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ZappaCast Episode #30: A Halloween chat with the Vaultmeister

October 30, 2016

“Happy Halloween, everybody!” — FZ  And yes indeed, it is our 30TH EPISODE, and it’s HALLOWEEN, and it’s SPECIAL…why? Because we are celebrating with the VAULTMEISTER himself, Mr. JOE TRAVERS! Joe answers questions galore (some from you, loyal ZappaCast listeners) and generally proves himself to be the truly wonderful human that he is!! Add in […]

ZappaCast Episode #29: THE LOST EPISODE – Meet Matthew Galaher!

September 27, 2016

Guess who’s back? Back again?… OK, enough of all this break nonsense…the ZappaCast RETURNETH! After a summer spent deep in research and book writing, we are back (baby) with THE LOST EPISODE…taped several months ago, and chock full of OLD NEWS! Well, maybe just a little…  This episode we meet the one and only MATTHEW […]

ZAPPAtite – Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks – Out Now

September 1, 2016

In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out where […]