Frank Zappa

Tri-City Herald

Rock icon Dale Bozzio talks Prince marriage proposal, hanging with Frank Zappa

Dale Bozzio was nowhere to be found when our scheduled interview time rolled around, which seems only appropriate for the lead singer of the Missing Persons. No mystery involved, though — just a dental emergency. And the new wave icon was in a much better place the following day, as she discussed her fascinating new autobiography, “Life Is So Strange — Missing Persons, Frank Zappa, Prince & Beyond” (Cleopatra Records, $39).

New CD collection from Frank Zappa has strong ties to Erie

A new six CD collection of the music of Frank Zappa recorded in the 1970s will soon be available for music fans. The music was recorded in concerts largely in Erie and Edinboro. Here is more on a unique tie between this region and an iconic figure of American music. The early 70s was a […]

New Frank Zappa collection features Erie, Edinboro concerts

(WJET/WFXP/ — A Frank Zappa collection will feature concerts in Erie and Edinboro. The “limited edition” collection features a 1974 concert from Gannon University and another from that same year at Edinboro College. A third concert from 1976 at Erie County Fieldhouse also is included. The collection was gathered by Erie-born musician Joe Travers who […]

New Frank Zappa ‘Zappa/Erie’ box detailed

Set collects an exciting trio of shows from Erie, PA and surrounding area. The latest audio treasure to be excavated from Frank Zappa’s vast and legendary vault, Zappa/Erie, brings together an exciting trio of shows that the Maestro performed in Erie, PA and the surrounding area between 1974-76. Due June 3rd via Zappa Records/UMe, the new 6 CD boxed set/digital collection contains more than seven hours of unreleased, electrifying live performances from Zappa and three different lineups of incredible musicians from this peak period. Of the 71 tracks, only 10 minutes have been released before, on Zappa’s classic 1974 live album, Roxy & Elsewhere, outside of the amateur recordings that have been passed around on the bootleg/tape trading circuit.
Guitar World Magazine

Steve Vai on how Frank Zappa inspired him to design the Ibanez JEM – and why the Japanese guitar builder succeeded where others failed

Since developing the Ibanez JEM in 1987, Steve Vai’s ability to guide his artistic vision to fruition has always been strong. Here, he reminds us of the strides he took to bring the initial JEM guitar to life, and why – after three decades with this original signature guitar – he decided it was “time for a little change” with the PIA.