The Feuding Zappas

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jeff Kent, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Jeff Kent

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  2. the sands

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    Business as usual?
     
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  3. The Panda

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    So the kickstarter thing IS causing tension. I wondered about that.
     
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  6. Jeff Kent

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    Gail used to complain when others played Frank's music and then in the same interview would be upset that no one was playing Frank's music. The solution seemed to be the Zappa kids playing their Father's music...keeping it in the family. Now they can't even do that. Sad.
     
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  9. The Bishop

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    Money, Money, Money.

    Zappa plays Abba.
     
  10. DrBeatle

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    Does anyone doubt that if Frank could see all of this that he'd think they were all acting like a bunch of idiots?
     
  11. dlokazip

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    Wow! Never thought I'd see this.

    I used to think if there was a split between the Zappa children, it would be along gender lines, but clearly Gail felt more comfortable making the younger kids the trustees, which puts Moon and Dweezil in awkward positions.

    I have to conclude that there has always been more dissent among the Zappa family than previously realized. While Gail was alive, she controlled the message. Now, we're getting four messages and they aren't always pretty.

    Looks like it will get worse before it gets better.
     
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  12. DrBeatle

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    How are Moon and Dweezil *not* trustees? It's their bloody father, FFS! Did Gail cut them out? If so, she deserves the less than stellar reputation she has among many FZ hardcores (myself included). And spiting Dweezil enough to block him from performing his dad's music without a "special" license or using the ZPZ name? Idiotic.
     
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  13. tiger roach

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    Well, that's depressing.
     
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  14. Fastnbulbous

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    ZFT is truly loathsome enterprise.
     
  15. ellaguru

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    i dont think its an act!
     
  16. Jeff Kent

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    If there's a difficult way to do something, the ZFT will find it.
     
  17. DrBeatle

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    What's the ugliest parts of their bodies? I think it's their minds...
     
  18. cdollaz

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    This isn't making me want to spend money on their overpriced products.
     
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  19. cdollaz

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    Good one.
     
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  20. SirNoseDVoid

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    I guess nothing will ever change...
     
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  21. Malina

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    "Dweezil Zappa said that while his mother charged him an “exorbitant fee” to use the name Zappa Plays Zappa, he has never paid for a grand rights license."

    She was worth millions and was charging her son to play his dad's music on tour. That is truly evil.
     
  22. Remurmur

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    No doubt at all.

    Too bad Ahmet never got a job at Dad's former label back in the 70's. He'd be a natural ...
     
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  23. Duke Fame

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    Damn that sucks. Always loved Ahmet and Dweezil. Long before I ever got into Franks music I was buying Dweezil's solo stuff and the stuff they did together as Z.

    Always wanted to see ZPZ. Looks like I'm going to have to support him this year if he's in the Tampa area.
     
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  24. danner

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    It's a sadly ironic turn of events. Dweezil has done more to keep the Zappa name out there for the last decade than anyone else in that family.

    It's been said before, but the ZFT seems determined to "protect" Frank's music to the point of extinction.
     
  25. Remurmur

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    What ?!!

    Unbelievable ...
     

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