A heady, psychedelic stew of low and high brow art forms, the film, written by Zappa and co-directed by him and Tony Palmer, mixed together irreverent comedic skits, madcap satire, eye-popping animation...
Due for release on 15 July, ‘Frank Zappa For President’ and ‘The Crux Of The Biscuit’ trawl through the vault as part of the ‘Project/Object’ series.
The 3CD ‘Lumpy Money’ collection gives fans a look into Frank Zappa’s creative process, while three ‘Road Tapes’ releases capture his conceptual live shows.
With Metallica as its ambassadors, Record Store Day 2016 has been announced for 16 April and features must-have 7"s, LPs, box sets and coloured vinyl.
The world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival reaches a notable landmark this year, marking the 50th event since it was founded by Claude Nobs in 1967.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.
The third album, by Captain Beefheart, ‘Trout Mask Replica’, remains one of the most challenging listens of any era, and also his most beloved album.
It's one of the most iconic names in music and Jazz in particular. Verve Records is 60 this year and a wonderful array of music is coming your way
Recorded in 1976, Captain Beefheart’s Bat Chain Puller marked a return to Trout Mask Replica territory, but remained unreleased until 22 February 2012.
Frank Zappa's celebrated 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti is to be reissued on 180gm vinyl by UMC on 11 December, along with Feeding The Monkies at Ma Maison.
This is the band's musical autobiography, the landmarks and the key moneys…it's Deep Purple in 20 Songs
Frank Zappa's wife passed away 7 October aged 70. Gail Zappa RIP.
Unique producer/writer/musician and all-around one-off Kim Fowley passed away yesterday (January 15) at 75. He'd been undergoing treatment for cancer.
The Oval hosted a memorable rock event in 1971 headlined by The Who and also featuring the Faces, America, Lindisfarne and Mott The Hoople.