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They raised Zappa from the dead and they're sending him on tour to pay for it

Discussion in 'Music' started by Flint, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

  2. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    Saw that on Rolling Stone the other day. We live in strange times indeed.
  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Apparently, Zappa fans are pissed about this and are lashing out.

    Check out what Adrian Belew felt he needed to post on Facebook:


    I think of Frank Zappa as my mentor. I realize I can never repay him for the opportunities he gave me. to be honest I played a very minor role in the Zappa universe and have always felt I get more credit than I deserve.

    still, I jump at any chance I can to praise and honor Frank. so when one of his sons calls me to explain a possible concert series 18 months in the future, I am willing to listen.

    in our brief conversation Ahmet explained the holographic concept and asked if it was something I might consider being part of. it didn't occur to me that Frank's fans might find it distasteful. admittedly I didn't think that part through.

    I told Ahmet if I felt strongly it would be a great way to celebrate Frank's music, yes, I would consider being part of it. he asked permission to use my name in the announcement and I gave him permission.

    Some the responses to this post are horrible and insanely angry at Adrian.
  4. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Seems they are going forward with the Zappa hologram as reported in this story about the Ronnie James Dio hologram going on tour:


    This raises the question - are we paying for a group of artists to bring a dead star back to life to perform music they've performed before? Or, are we paying to watch a live band play to a recording of a dead musician? I find it strange, but intriguing.


    The recent Blade Runner sequel suggested it would be common with their holograms of Elvis and Sinatra and others entertaining us in the future.

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