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Frank Zappa

Deal Means Frank Zappa Vault Exclusives to See Release Soon Enough

Buzz 09:40AM EDT

It's been a big week for fans of Frank Zappa, as his estate has announced plans for an ambitious documentary on the iconic performer and now has let us in on an exclusive agreement with Universal Music to grant access to a huge amount of the performer's "vault."READ MORE

Frank Zappa

Alex Winter Helming Ambitious Frank Zappa Documentary with Estate's Approval

Buzz 11:07AM EDT

Musical documentaries on characters such as Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse have been all the rage this year, and now an ambitious project revolving around the life of Frank Zappa has been announced. The film, approved by the Zappa Family Trust, won't be expected to hit theaters until 2017, but that's because of the huge level of material that filmmakers Alex Winter and Glen Zipper will have to work with.READ MORE

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7 Great Artists Who Switched Genres Early in Their Careers: Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and More

Buzz 14:47PM EDT

Though most musicians tend to evolve musically over the course of their careers, they usually stick to the same genre they started off in. But these seven, great artists — from Pink Floyd to the Beastie Boys — actually started off playing totally different styles of music early in their careers from the ones they eventually became known for.READ MORE


6 Bands Who Originally Formed Without Their Lead Songwriter: Oasis, The Replacements, And More

Exclusives 15:12PM EDT

If there's one member of a band who writes all of the music, it would be fair to assume that forming the band was their idea, and that they were a founding member. However, the lead songwriters in these six bands weren't even members when the bands originally formed.READ MORE

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