Frank Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ to Make Full-Length Live Orchestral Debut
More than 40 years after its initial release, Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' is scheduled to make its orchestral world premiere thanks to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Mothers of Invention Co-Founder Ray Collins Dies at 76
Ray Collins, the singer and co-founder of the Mothers of Invention, died on Monday (Dec. 24) in Pomona, Calif. He had been hospitalized since Dec. 18 after suffering a massive heart attack, and was removed from life support on Saturday. He was 76 years old.
Frank Zappa’s ‘Roxy by Proxy’ to be Distributed by Fans
The career of Frank Zappa has been nothing if not innovative. Nearly 20 years after his death, his estate is continuing his tradition by coming up with a new way of licensing his music, by allowing his fans to serve as independent distributors.
‘From Straight to Bizarre’ DVD Documents History of Frank Zappa’s Early Record Labels
When Frank Zappa parted ways with Verve Records in 1968, he knew what was best for his career moving forward, and that was starting his own label.