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Steve Vai Confirms Participation in Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

Steve Vai has confirmed that he will participate in the upcoming Eyellusion/Zappa Family Trust Frank Zappa hologram tour, explaining his involvement in a lengthy Facebook post.The initial press release announcing the tour claimed that former Zappa collaborators such as Vai, Adrian Belew (who has since confirmed that he is not, in fact, participating in the tour) and Ian Underwood had "committed... …

"Eddie Van Halen Was My Roadie": Dweezil Zappa Tells Childhood Eddie Stories and Plays "Eruption"

Here's a little something I stumbled upon in my inbox this morning; I think you might appreciate it. It's a clip from Dweezil Zappa's July 11, 2012, "Zappa Plays Zappa" show in Raleigh, North Carolina. That night, after he strapped on his striped Charvel EVH Art Series guitar, Dweezil told the crowd a few stories from his childhood—stories that happen to involve none other than Eddie Van Halen.... …

Dweezil Zappa Will Not Participate in Upcoming Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

Dweezil Zappa—son of legendary guitarist Frank Zappa—has confirmed that he will not participate in the upcoming Eyellusion/Zappa Family Trust Frank Zappa hologram tour.Shortly after the tour's announcement, Zappa tweeted a clip from the film Goodfellas in which Ray Liotta laughs maniacally. He captioned the clip by saying, “This seems appropriate at this moment in time.”A user then asked Zappa,... …

Hear Dweezil and Frank Zappa Shred on a New Song, "Dinosaur"

Dweezil Zappa recently excavated some dense old riffs he wrote when he was teenager, rearranged them in a recording studio and added a 40-year-old guitar solo by his late father, Frank.Dweezil has released this new creation, which he has dubbed "Dinosaur," as part of a crowdfunding campaign to help him take on the Zappa Family Trust—a trust that could actually keep Dweezil from using his own... …

Dweezil Zappa and Steve Vai Shred Frank Zappa's "Trouble Every Day"

Below, check out a particularly tasty (guitar-wise) scene from the 2008 Zappa Plays Zappa DVD (which, I might add, comes highly recommended).The clip kicks off just as Dweezil Zappa and Steve Vai are about to launch into a blistering guitar duel on Frank Zappa's "Trouble Every Day" (which was revamped by Frank and his band as "More Trouble Every Day" in the early Nineties).or this particular... …

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