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A Frank Zappa Documentary From Alex Winter Is in the Works

Alex Winter, star of The Lost Boys and the Bill & Ted films, has announced that he is developing a documentary on the late Frank Zappa, which he will both direct and develop from his own script, and produce with Glen Zipper.

The as-yet-untitled film, which has the approval from the Zappa Family Trust, is expected to be released sometime in 2017.

Zappa, an incredibly prolific and versatile musician and composer, released over 65 albums between the start of his career in 1966, and his untimely death from prostate cancer in 1993, at the age of 52. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of his era.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at 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. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. 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.