Dweezil Zappa: Trademark Battle Update

You might want to grab your favorite beverage and get yourself into a cozy chair because this update is BIG and HUGE and very "UPDATEY"... In other words, it's gonna take a while to read it in its entirety.


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I’m here to present factual information along with contextual background details. I will submit evidence to you that has been cleared by my attorneys and explain why there is still an ongoing legal dispute.
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September 25, 2017 at 3:11 AM @ dweezilzappa.com

Frank Zappa & more – Die Zappanale #28 auf Orange 94.0

Erstausstrahlung: 23. September 2017 / alle Infos => hier

Werner Neumann Favorite Songs

 „Die Zahl 11 ist dem Kölner heilig, auch dem Wahlkölner. Vor genau 11 Jahren zog es mich von meinem geliebten Köln weg nach Leipzig. Viel ist passiert in dieser Zeit. Viele neue Stücke Musik sind entstanden. Diverse Bands wurden mit Songs versorgt, unzählige Konzerte gespielt. 11 Jahre Musik nun in einem Projekt, gespielt und gesungen von fantastischen Mitmusikern, die ich in dieser Zeit kennen, lieben und schätzen lernte. Jazz, Rock, Pop. Songs und Improvisiertes. Alles zusammen, alles dazwischen, aus einer (meiner) Feder, gespielt von einer (meiner) Band. Meine Lieblingssongs. Favorite Songs!“


Napoleon Murphy Brock - vocals
Florian Kästner - piano, rhodes
Volker Heuken - vibes
Robert Lucaciu - bass
Philipp Scholz - drums
Werner Neumann - guitar, composition


Donnerstag 19. Oktober 2017 - 20:30, LOFT / 2ndFloor e.V.
Hans Martin Müller & Dr. Urs Benedikt Müller, Wissmannstr. 30, 50823 Köln

The Ike Willis Project: tour dates

09/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Theory

10/04 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater

10/05 New York, NY @ Iridium

10/06 New York, NY @ Iridium

10/07 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

Sex Without Nails Bro’Sis - „The Torture Never Stops“

Nach „Joe’s Garage“, „Roxy & Elsewhere And Others“ präsentieren die Sex Without Nails Bro’Sis in Erinnerung an den grossen Nonkonformisten und Innovator der Rockmusik Frank V. Zappa ihr Drittes und bislang aufwendigstes Konzertprogramm . „The Torture Never Stops“ ist eine musikalische Reise durch alle Schaffensperioden Zappas von 1968 bis 1992.


Conrad Schrenk: guitar, musical director
Wickerl Adam: MC, vocals
Anzo Morawitz, Peter Dürr, Mel Verez, Sabrina Winter: vocals
Max Tschida: keyboards
Werner Laher: bass
Sigi Meier: drums
Christof Kadane: percussion, mallets


28. Dezember 2017, PORGY & BESS, Riemergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

Adrian Belew will not be on the Hologram tour

Adrian Belew on his Facebook account: "here are my final thoughts on the entire Zappa affair: respectfully count me out. I will not be playing Zappa music in the foreseeable future in any situation. this whole thing is far too caustic and divisive. I will say I have always admired Dweezil for playing his father's music and playing it so damn perfectly. I remember time spent with young Moon and how much I really liked her. recently I met Diva for the first time (she works on Billy Bob Thornton's tour) and she was very nice to me. though I have yet to meet Ahmet in person, he too has been nice to me. earlier this year he asked me to write liner notes for the upcoming Zappa Halloween box set and he treated me respectfully. I do know one thing: Frank loved his family. I have many positive creative things to do. I hope you all will enjoy them. none of them will have anything to do with the current Zappa universe, but I will always revere and love Frank."

Frank Zappa - Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour


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 of Frank Zappa… read more @ zappa.com



As you can read @ howardstern.com Ahmet Zappa shared in a statement details about his father’s tour, being billed as “Frank Zappa – Back on the Road: The Hologram Tour.” Set to perform alongside Frank once again are Ian Underwood, Denny Walley and Napoleon Murphy Brock, all former members of Zappa’s rock band the Mothers of Invention. Several of Frank’s “stunt guitarists” are also lined up for the tour including Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Adrian Belew, and Warren Cuccurullo.

Some folks may have been wondering if Dweezil was going to comment on the announcement of the Frank Zappa hologram tour. He commented in the form of a t-shirt, “No Fake Frank.”


Interview mit Stewart Copeland und Adrian Belew auf laut.de zum neuen Gizmodrome Album.

New CD from Z.E.R.O. - Santaville!


featuring Juliana Brandon, Ike Willis, Craig Twister Steward, Mark Watson, Fred Händl, Marty Ross, Prairie Prince, Rupert Kettle, Joey Kline, Matt Fox, Jimmy Thomas, Armin Beck, John Parkinson, Joe Trump, Magnus Liljeqvist, Niklas Lychou, Hermann Schindler, Karen Luke Fildes, Tom Vail, Andrew Greenaway and Kevin Crosby.


Get it here

Don Preston, Mother of Keyboard Invention

Podcast (Duration: 1:01:27) @ partiallyexaminedlife.com => listen

Medea wütet im Laurel Canyon – Zur Zappanale in Bad Doberan 2017

Bericht von Jürgen Gispert auf rocktimes.de zum Dweezil Konzert bei der Zappanale 2017. Eigentlich kein wirklicher Rückblick, eher eine Auseinandersetzung mit Frank Zappa ... daher trotzdem lesenswert.


Am Samstag, den 30.09.2017, wird er das Konzert in Radio Blau Leipzig, von 16:00 bis 18:00 Uhr in Auszügen vorstellen.


Den ersten Teil seines Berichts kann man => hier nachlesen.

UZB – Le Grand Oiseau

Le Grand Oiseau is the third volume of the Unmatched Zappa Bands series, celebrating the XX anniversary of the Unmatched series. It follows the tracklist of The Grand Wazoo album (1972) and includes two never-before-released versions of For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) and Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus, exclusively performed for this release by Spanner Jazz Punks and The Muffin Men.

Astro-Databank Horoskop von Frank Zappa

Ike Willis forms new band and goes on tour with Micki Free

Ike is proud of the superstar lineup that comprises his band, including guitarist JP Cervoni (Buddy Miles and The Babys) along with two time Grammy nominee drummer, Duane Waider, keyboardist Shane Cotter (The Chambers Brothers and Bo Diddley), and Robert Byrnes on bass who recorded with Michael McDonald.

read more @ vintagevinylnews.com

Audio Master Workshop

Zu Gast in Freiburgs bestem und angesagtestem Aufnahmestudio ist der bekannte britische Produzent und Toningenieur Mick Glossop, der unter anderem für Weltstars wie Frank Zappa, The Waterboys und Van Morrison gearbeitet hat. 1997 erhielt er für seine Mitarbeit an der Platte „Don’t Look Back“ von John Lee Hooker einen Grammy. Mick wird in Freiburg einen exklusiven Workshop für Profis und Schüler über Themen wie Recording und Mixing abhalten.


Mittwoch, 25. Oktober, 15:30 - 17:30, Sportstudio, Freiburg

Gizmodrome – Gizmodrome (CD)

  1. Zombies in the Mall
  2. Stay Ready
  3. Man in the Mountain
  4. Summer's Coming            
  5. Sweet Angels (Rule the World)
  6. Amaka Pipa
  7. Strange Things Happen
  8. Ride Your Life [Explicit]
  9. Zubatta Cheve
  10. Spin This
  11. I Know Too Much
  12. Stark Naked


Label: Earmusic (Edel)

Audio CD (September 15, 2017)


Gizmodrome is the brainchild of four musicians;


Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads) and Vittorio Cosma (PFM and Elio e le Storie Tese), who have all reached the commanding heights of their profession.

Official details from Universal Music Canada on “Halloween 77”

“Halloween was Frank Zappa’s favourite holiday and by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed six shows 28‐31 October. Four shows were filmed and resulted in Zappa’s movie Baby Snakes.


The Halloween 77 3CD version includes the Halloween night show in its entirely, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, plus select tracks from the other five shows.


The Halloween 77 Box Set includes all six shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24‐bit WAV audio with 32‐page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard and feature unreleased performances and arrangements.”

The Mothers were only in it for the money

Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles) on Mothers of Invention ‘We’re Only In It For the Money’ (1968). He talks about how the album balances satire and music inventiveness, how Zappa misunderstood one of Neil’s songs while reviewing it, when the Bonzo’s hung out with the Mothers of Invention in the US and the kinship they felt, plus how so much of the turmoil Zappa was writing about in 1968 has become eerily relevant again almost 50 years on. => listen

“Frank Zappa – The Composer” by Daniel Schröder

Now available also in English

In his first album, Frank Zappa already formulated his ambition to become an important composer. And not only did he succeed in becoming a unique musical icon but also in developing an unmistakeable style in compositions for large orchestras or for The Yellow Shark project. But where exactly in the vast field of New Music of the 20th century do we encounter the composer Frank Zappa and who else do we happen upon in his works besides the omnipresent Edgard Varèse? Was John Cage no more than a whimsical mushroom picker for him, and Karlheinz Stockhausen already in a helicopter off to Sirius? Or have Pierre Boulez' serialism or Conlon Nancarrow's punched holes left more dots on the map of Zappa's musical cosmos? What was conventional about Zappa¿s music, and what was innovative? And, did Zappa really refuse to die?

Daniel Schröder (*1977) studied musicology in Marburg, Germany, and Jazz in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His profound interest in contemporary music evolved as a result of his intensive studies of the bass clarinet with Wolfgang Styri (Ensemble Modern). With his band Dasch2 (well known for Zappanale visitors!), Daniel himself embarks on a fantastic journey into zappaesque realms (quadratisch-rekords.de).

National Lampoon Comix, Sept. 1970

the complete comic can be seen => here

Sounds of Blue 104: The John Sinclair Foundation Presents WILLIE THE PIMP

Bob Putignano is digging the violin of Don “Sugar Cane” Harris in concert with Frank Zappa and Harvey Mandel. Listen @ radiofreeamsterdam.com

Scott Parker: Discorporate!


DISCORPORATE! takes the reader on the road to We’re Only In For The Money, chronicling the studio work of Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention from September 1966 through September 1967, a period during which Zappa assembled not only We’re Only In It For The Money but the second Mothers album Absolutely Free and his first solo album Lumpy Gravy.


All of these albums are examined in great detail, including previously-unknown session details and more.

So for any of you who care about this sort of thing,

you can order it => here


Stan has an idea for a new invention, We tell our best Frank Zappa Stories, "Our Question Of the Week", Haney's "News", plus much more. listen @ 96krock.com

EM22 – Terry Bozzio

Terry Bozzio joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days growing up and discovering drumming and composing, also some of his early days of creating various drums. He shares details about his audition with Frank Zappa and talks quite a bit about his influence and friendship. We also cover his work with Dweezil, Missing Persons, Jeff Beck and so much more!  Plus his approach to composing, drumming and his current projects.

Posted by Pods & Sods on 2016-01-20

EM46/47/48 – Remembering Allan Holdsworth

EM46: Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Watson, Steve Lukather, Vernon Reid and Patrick Mameli of Pestilence join Eric in conversation to pay tribute to musical pioneer and guitar god Allan Holdsworth.


EM47: Chad Wackerman, Mike Keneally, Richie Kotzen, Michael Eisenstein of Letters to Cleo, and Francis Dunnery join Eric in conversation to pay tribute to musical pioneer and guitar god Allan Holdsworth.


EM48: Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, Steve Hunt, Jean Luc Ponty, Jennifer Batten and Ty Tabor of Kings X join Eric in conversation to pay tribute to musical pioneer and guitar god Allan Holdsworth.


listen @ podsodcast.com

Dweezil Zappa’s Orchestral Favorites

November 30, 2017 De Oosterpoort, Groningen
December 1, 2017 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht


Concert details
Noord Nedelands Orkest / Conductor Hans Leenders / Guitar Dweezil Zappa / Producer Co de Kloet


Program (Subject to change)

  • John Adams Slonimsky’s Earbox
  • F. Zappa Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane
  • F. Zappa G Spot Tornado
  • F. Zappa Peaches en Regalia
  • Steve Vai There’s Still Something Dead in Here
  • Dweezil Zappa Truth
  • Dweezil Zappa Marmux Buhdardux
  • Dweezil Zappa New Piece (World Premiere)
  • F. Zappa Watermelon in Easter Hay

Bob Zappa: FRANKIE & BOBBY: The Rest of Our Story

In Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa, , Frank’s younger brother, Charles R. Zappa—known as Bobby—offered an engaging and entertaining vison of the childhood and development of one of the world’s most influential musicians.

Picking up where his first book left off, Charles recounts the years following his decision not to pursue a career in the music industry.


As his brother dedicates himself to music and social commentary, Charles pursues what many would consider an ordinary life. The two brothers remain in intermittent touch, despite often successful attempts by Frank’s wife, Gail, to distance her famous husband from his family.


When Frank is diagnosed with prostate cancer, the story takes a dark turn, one complicated by Gail’s sometimes inexplicable actions. Charles’s recollections shed light on questions about Frank’s death that have haunted Zappa fans for years, while raising new ones that may never be fully answered.


As he writes of his relationship with Frank, Charles also recreates pivotal aspects of American life, from the Vietnam era to the present day. And while Frank’s death is a painful memory, the book ends with a positive reunion with Frank’s children, Moon and Dweezil.


Paperback: 182 pages / Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Captain Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - Mon, 13 Nov 2017

Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool (UK), L1 3BX



Fri 10 Nov - The Magic Band at the Liverpool Philharmonic

Though not part of the official programme, The Magic Band returns to Liverpool as part of their final UK tour, performing at Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music Room.

Sat 11 Nov, 10.30am - 4pm Digging Beefheart: A symposium exploring Beefheart as ‘total artist’

Sat 11 Nov, 5 - 6.30pm Doped in Stunned Mirages: A Poetic Celebration of Don Van Vliet

Sat 11 Nov, 7pm (Doors at 6pm) Fast N' Bulbous: A Musical Celebration of Captain Beefheart


For more infos visite thebluecoat.org.uk

Luckyman Concerts veranstalten Konzert mit den Grandsheiks

"Lange haben wir überlegt und diskutiert, vor drei Jahren schon einmal Kontakt aufgenommen, wieder verworfen und jetzt doch getraut. Wir veranstalten ein Konzert mit der genialen Musik von Frank Zappa. Für viele Musiker nicht vorstellbar, dass man diese unglaublich vielseitige und vielschichtige Musik – von Rock über Jazz, Blues, Kitsch, Pop, E-Musik und Avantgarde, an einem Abend auf die Bühne bringen kann. Aber es gibt eine Band – Grandsheiks – mit Namen. Und sie spielen so gut, dass sogar einige Ex-Zappa Musiker bei Konzerten mitwirkten – fast schon ein Ritterschlag für die Band. Am 28. April ist es so weit – wir zählen auf euch."


28.04.2018, Altes Sudhaus, Gasthaus Zum Bräu
Bräustraße 3, 84518 Garching - Wald/Alz

Freak out! - Tribute to FRANK ZAPPA

So. 13.05.2018, 18 Uhr, Kieler Schloss (Konzertsaal), Dänische Str. 44, 24103 Kiel

3. Extrakonzert Con spirito, Daniel Carlberg, Dirigent
Kartenpreise: folgt, Vorverkauf ab 04.09.2017
Veranstalter: Theater Kiel AöR

On the road again...

Norman Hartnett ist der neue Sänger bei FRANK OUT!

Infos zu Norman auf der Frank Out! Seite

ZEBULON FMR w/guest Don Preston

This Wednesday, 8/2/17, Don Preston & Christopher Garcia will be appearing live at Zebulon with the Sun Araw Band Ensemble, co-presented by Dublab. Doors are at 8pm.  


Zebulon is located at 2478 Fletcher Drive, LA 90039


Listen to the radio show „ZEBULON FMR w/guest Don Preston – Radio Zebulon (07.30.17)

Zappa in Wien 1978

Bericht im ORF Mittagsjournal 1978-02-03 (ab Min. 50) und ein weiterer

Bericht im ORF Mittagsjournal 1984-10-04 zum 84er Gig in Wien ... und noch ein

Bericht im ORF Mittagsjournal 1988-05-07 zum 88er Gig in Wien ... und noch ein

Bericht im ORF Mittagsjournal 1992-09-16 zu den Yellow Shark Konzerten

Summer '82: When Zappa Came To Sicily

In an unexpected convergence of art and life, Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily is a story of two families--Sicilian filmmaker Salvo Cuccia and the children of Sicilian American rock icon Frank Zappa--as they try to reconnect with fathers who died young. The tumultuous summer of 1982 is the playing field on which these parallel stories unfold and ultimately merge. The backdrop is the bloody mafia war that is raging in Sicily, Italy's triumphant win of the World Cup, and Zappa's World Tour, which climaxes with the first ever rock concert in Palermo. Told through the lens of the Italian portion of the tour in a style as eclectic as Zappa's music, the film features rare performance footage and interviews with Dweezil, Moon, Diva and Gail Zappa and Massimo Bassoli, Frank's friend and biographer, who was eyewitness to the events of that summer. The film crescendos in Palermo in an unexpected and emotional homecoming in which all of the seekers reach back though time to connect to something lost: parents, ancestry, homeland, and ultimately a more complete sense of identity.


Format: NTSC, Language: English

Number of discs: 1, Studio: Mvd Visual

DVD Release Date: December 8, 2017

Run Time: 80 minutes

Frank Zappa as DJ

From a program recorded in 1968, Tom Donahue interviews Frank Zappa about his life and work, and allows the irreverent rock star to present some of his favorite music. The ensuing free form program ranges from surf music, doo-wop, jazz, the blues, to the works of Pierre Boulez. The song selection is very informative for any fan of Zappa’s music, as one can easily trace the influence of all these styles on his own creative output, be it the cheesy harmonies of 1950s pop songs or the intricate percussive patterns of Boulez’s avant-garde classical compositions. The role that such songs had on Zappa’s own musical evolution is made all the more clear at the end of this hilarious program when a selection of satirical songs from the Mothers of Invention are also heard.

=> Rund time 97min ... listen

Wolfram Klug: L.A. Bang Bang (CD)

Another album with ex-members of Frank Zappa's band

"Burt, the Nerd" was a 1st successful album. Now comes part 2 - "L.A. Bang Bang" - it will be even better. Better music, better production, better organisation and involvement of same artists even more people joining.


Currently this artists confirmed their participation:

Ike Willis: Vocals and Guitar * 

Arthur Barrow: Sound Engineer and Studio Owner * 

Robert Martin: Vocals, Sax, Flugelhorn *

Michael Barsimanto: Drums


Help us to make the max out on what we can do - help us pay for the time we need @ indiegogo.com

CHATO! – „So und nicht anders“ (CD, 2017)

Label: Timezone Records, 45:22min, Release date: July 2017

Was uns CHATO! Auf Fatzebuch mit auf den Weg gibt: „Nur so als Tipp für die Hörer: Für CHATO! dient die Musik als Ventil, um den Ärger und die Wut auf gesunde Weise rauszulassen. Die Energie des Punk, den Intellekt des Jazz und die Krässe des Metal gemischt mit Rock, Funk, Pop und das alles abgerundet mit einer Prise Humor. Der Zappa-Spirit ist also die ganze Zeit über dabei.“


So sagte auch Jan Zehrfeld (Panzerballett) zum ersten Album: „Der Sound und die generelle Ästhetik bei den Songs erinnern mich stark an das, was ich von Zappa kenne...“


Wirkte das Debut „Prog Fusion with Balls“ doch ein wenig schnell auf den Weg gebracht, versprach CHATO! nun mehr Geld in die Hand zu nehmen und ein technisch ausgereifteres Album zu präsentieren: „Dieses Mal wollen wir es ein bisschen professioneller angehen und in einem besser ausgestatteten Studio produzieren. Wir wollen diesmal mit einem erfahrenen Toningenieur zusammen arbeiten.”


Auf der „Keine-100-Tage-bis-zur-Zappanale“ Party in Rendsburg (seid gegrüßt Ihr Pumpkins!) hatte ich die Gelegenheit, mich ein wenig mit Chato Segerer über sein neues Album und seine Indiegogo-Kampagne zu unterhalten. Und was ich raushören konnte: Die Ansprüche waren sehr hoch, nicht nur hinsichtlich der Produktion, sondern auch an das Cover. Diesmal sollte das Ergebnis hundertprozentig zufriedenstellend sein.


Nun war ich also gespannt, wie es mit der Entwicklung weitergegangen ist. Das Album, in das ich vorab schon einmal reinhören durfte („So und nicht anders“ wird pünktlich zur Zappanale erscheinen), lässt von der ersten Sekunde an keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, dass hier wirklich äußerst professionell ans Werk gegangen wurde. Der Sound haut einen glatt um.


Zudem tat das erweiterte Line-Up der Band sehr gut. Nun hatte man mehr kompositorischen Spielraum und „So und nicht anders“ ist nun nicht mehr so gitarrenlastig wie das erste Album. Keyboard und vor allem Bläsersätze erhielten vermehrt Zeit und Raum. Der Titel ist also Programm und CHATO! will damit wohl sagen, dass er genau so etwas im Sinn hatte, als er damit Anfing, Alben zu produzieren. „So muss es klingen, das ist die Idealbesetzung, genau das ist es, was ich unter Musik verstehe und nichts anderes!“


Nein, hier lässt CHATO! keine Wut und keinen Ärger mehr raus. Das Ventil hat mit dem Debutalbum wohl seine Schuldigkeit getan. Der Kopf ist nun auch mal frei für ruhige, sauber auskomponierte Passagen („Walking in the Streets at Midnight“). Bei Weitem aber kein Lull und Lall … immer jazzig, proggig und anspruchsvoll rockig ist das, was Ihr von dem Album erwarten dürft.


Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen handelt es sich übrigens wieder um ein Instrumentalalbum. Diese wenigen Ausnahmen sind aber das Salz in der Suppe: Zum Beispiel das achtminütige „Music-Stereotypes-Medley“ ist eine rotzend freche Nummer mit Anleihen und Zitaten unterschiedlicher Pop-Songs, Musikrichtungen und bekannten Riffs diverser Rocktitel.


Mein absolutes Highlight ist jedoch die „Progtopia“-Trilogie (Tracks 7 – 9). Diese insgesamt achteinhalb Minuten zeugen von CHATO!´s kompositorischer Klasse. Als heftiger Anhänger des Prog war es für mich eine Freude, diese Nummer zu hören.


Und gerade für uns Zappabekloppte hält das Album noch einen Klassiker bereit. „Let´s Move To Cleveland“ kommt leicht und unbeschwert daher, es groovt, dass es in den Füßen zuckt und spätestens hier wird auch die/der letzte Hörer/in erkennen, was für eine wunderbar saubere Produktion hier vorliegt.


Zappanale-Besucher sollten dieses Jahr unbedingt den Sonntagnachmittag für CHATO!´s Auftritt auf der Mystery Stage auf dem Schirm haben. Und wer es am Freitag schon „früh“ aus dem Zelt schafft (ja, die Warm-Up-Party auf dem Kamp ist wirklich feucht-fröhlich und anstrengend), hat um 11.oo Uhr die Gelegenheit, einen spannenden Vortrag von Chato Segerer in den Ausstellungsräumen, Am Markt 3 in Bad Doberan zu hören: „Warum klingt Zappa nach Zappa? Für Musiker und alle, die alles wissen wollen.“ Mit diesem Silberling beweist er seine Kompetenz zu diesem Thema.


Selbstverständlich hat Chato ein paar CDs im Gepäck, wenn er zur Zappanale kommt. Wer es aus welchen Gründen auch immer in diesem Jahr nicht nach Bad Doberan schafft, kann die CD auch direkt bei ihm bestellen. Einfach eine Mail an progfusionwithballs@gmail.com und das gute Stück kommt für 15 Euro + Porto zu Euch. Es wird auch deutschlandweit vertrieben werden, u.a. bei jpc, Saturn, Müller etc. und auch bei Amazon. Ich bitte Euch jedoch, direkt bei Chato zu bestellen und ihn so zu unterstützen, da nur so die Einnahmen 100%ig beim Künstler bleiben.



Chato Segerer: electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, fake-marimba

Kay Hoffmann: tenor sax & clarinet

David Tiedtke: keys & synth

Adrian “Ad Man” Müller: bass, vocals

Sebastian Berg: drums & tambourine

Janina Ruopp: lead vocals & flute

Everybody: shouting


Jens Buschenlange: trumpet & flugelhorn solo on track 4

Johannes-Clemens Schmidt: trombone on track 4

New Book: Project X is the last word on Frank Zappa

Written with full co-operation of the Zappa estate, veteran rock journalist Alan Clayson shines new light on the full spectrum of Zappa’s life and career, drawing on a huge archive of new material and personal recollections from those who knew Frank best.


Hachette UK, 2017-12-25, 448 pages, ISBN: 1472122992, 9781472122995, tbr. 2017-12-25

Read "Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words"

New book by Jim Pons

Hard Core Love: Sex, Football, and Rock and Roll in the Kingdom of God


From the Sunset Strip to the White House and stadiums throughout the NFL, Jim Pons’ journey through rock and roll to filming professional football becomes a one-of-a kind spiritual autobiography. Hard Core Love connects the dots behind the scenes of Jim’s years with The Turtles, Frank Zappa and The New York Jets, all of which lead to his finest achievement, a long-sought peace with God.


Paperback: 222 pages

Publisher: Waterfront Digital Press

Perico Sambeat Plays Zappa (CD)

Release Date: November 18, 2016, Label: Karonte, Copyright: (C) 2016 Nuba Records S. L., 57min

01 Zomby Woof 5:53

02 It Must Be a Camel 6:16

03 Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? 6:25

04 For Calvin 6:31

05 Imaginary Diseases / Tink Walks Amok 7:18

06 Inca Roads 7:08

07 I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth 4:57

08 A Pound for a Brown 5:12

09 The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 4:07

10 Peaches En Regalia 3:36                        


Perico Sambeat - alto sax, soprano sax, flauta, tambourine
Javier Vercher - tenor sax, soprano sax
Voro García - trompeta
Toni Belenguer - trombon
Santi Navalón - keys
Iván Cebrián - guitar
Julio Fuster - bajo, electric bajo
Miquel Asensio “Rochet” - drooms

An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO