Zappa hologram outrage
Frank tour branded “caustic and divisive”.
Dweezil Zappa and Adrian Belew have shot down reports of their participation in a controversial Frank Zappa hologram tour announced by the estate of the late music icon, who died in 1993. The Frank Zappa Family Trust is working with production company Eyellusion on plans to bring the musician back to the stage in 2018.
“I have never been contacted by the ZFT in any form, nor have I given them consent to use my name,” insists Dweezil, the elder of Frank’s two sons. “I’m not interested in participating in anything with an artificial version of my father.”
Guitarist/vocalist Belew, a long-time musical associate of Frank, said: “I will not be playing Zappa music in the foreseeable future in any situation. This whole thing is far too caustic and divisive. Respectfully, count me out.”
Frank’s younger son, Ahmet, is working with Eyellusion on the development of the hologram. Ahmet and Dweezil have been involved in a long-running dispute that forced the latter to change the name of his live show from Zappa Plays Zappa to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa and later to Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The Fuck He Wants: The Cease And Desist Tour. DL