Here are Spin Cycle columnist Dave Thompson’s picks for 2017.
A Blu-ray edition of this Frank Zappa documentary will be released on December 8, with bonus features of unpublished, behind-the-scenes photos.
Two auctions highlight the memorabilia power of Julien’s Auctions in the coming days: the Property from the Estate of Frank and Gail Zappa auction and the 2016 Icons and Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction. Both auctions are impressive for different reasons.
The news that Universal will, over the next however-long-it-takes, be granting a full release to the catalog of hitherto mail-order-only Frank Zappa albums released by the family trust is finally coming to fruition – and then some. Last month not …
Goldmine went through Record Store Day’s Black Friday list and checked off 10 recommendations for our readers. Here they are:
Wreckless Eric AmERICa (Fire Records) Instantly recognizable but eternally individual, Wreckless Eric’s first solo album in over a decade opens with a slice of defiant autobiography that really is all the background you need. If you know Eric from past …
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts its 31st group featuring far-out artists Frank Zappa, The Sex Pistols, T. Rex & Iggy Pop as well as fan favorites Deep Purple, Air Supply, Richard Marx & more
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos and interviews from the annual festival/conference in Austin, Texas
Originally filmed for MTV on Halloween 1981 this immensely entertaining gig now gets a wider release and finds Frank Zappa at the height of one of his more accessible, song-oriented periods.
Zappa was a pioneering artist in many ways, including the use of 16-track technology before The Beatles.