Estate of Frank Zappa Partners with Universal Music Enterprises, Plans Massive Set of Reissues

Earlier today, we reported that the Zappa Family Trust had given an Alex Winter documentary about Frank Zappa's life and music the green light.

Now, Rolling Stone is reporting that the Zappa Family Trust has partnered with Universal Music Enterprises, allowing for new product releases, film and theatrical productions and trademark licensing.

Some of the items that are allegedly being worked on include Joe's Garage, The Musical, the long-fabled Roxy Movie and an orchestra performance of 200 Motels featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The first confirmed release will be a remastered edition of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's 1974 album, One Size Fits All, which will come out on August 14th on 180-gram vinyl.

For more about Zappa and his catalog, you can head on over to his website.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.