Dweezil Zappa

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on of the legendary Frank Zappa, Dweezil was surprisingly not inspired by his father's work in the Avant-Jazz guitar playing style, but set himself up as a clone of another Eddie Van Halen, even to the point of kitting himself with the same clothes styles and guitar. After being a guest performer on his dad's Them Or Us album in 1984, he would sign to 'Chrysalis' to release his debut solo shot, Havin' A Bad Day (1987). Since his debut was basically ignored he recruited a band proper in the form of himself on guitar with Scott Thunes (bass), drummers Steve Smith (of Journey), Bobby Blotzer (of Ratt), Terry Bozzio (of Jeff Beck Band), and Fiona (of Flannigan; vocals) to release a MTV savvy version of his father's My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mamma (1988) and used it as the title track to his 1993 album of the same name. Three more albums have thus far followed with a basic Hard Rock Van Halen mimicry for Confessions (1991), Shampoohorn (Z) (1993) featuring his brother and Automatic (2001), an album that saw him take more of a back seat since the death of his father.


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Nation USA
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Genre Musician
Reformations 1
Web Unknown
Active Years 1987-
E-Mail Unknown
RRCA File Code UC000577
Diskery ID 1025

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