Rock Is Dead: Zappa, Dio And The Bur­geon­ing Busi­ness Of Post­mortem Tour­ing

ForbesWeekly - - NEWS - BY ZACK O’MAL­LEY GREENBURG, FORBES STAFF

When Frank Zappa was still alive, he used to tell his son Ah­met about his dreams of creat­ing mas­sive holo­grams that could be pro­jected over the ocean, turn­ing a beach into a gi­ant movie the­ater—or mu­sic venue. The el­der Zappa owned a pro­duc­tion com­pany called In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ab­sur­di­ties, and dreamed of tak­ing it pub­lic to fund such grandiose projects.

“That’s the scale at which he thought the tech he was work­ing on, or

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