Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa

Heavy metal guitarist
Dweezil Zappa is the son of legendary rocker, Frank Zappa. One might assume that it would be difficult for him to gain recognition for himself with such a name to live up to. But after winning a Grammy award at the age of 18 and topping the charts in 1988 with the humorously rebellious album "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama" he found popularity not only in the music scene but in movies and television as well.Born on September 5, 1969, in Hollywood, Dweezil took to the guitar from an early age. With teachers like his father, Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai, he quickly gained musical footing and mastered the instrument. Occasionally he would play with his brother Ahmet on his father's recordings and it wasn't long before Dweezil's solo career receieved and huge push in the direction of success.After he recorded his first album "Havin' a Bad Day" in 1986 he proved that his talents on the guitar were no fluke. He later joined his brother Ahmet and formed Z. The released their debut album, Shampoohorn, in 1994.Aside from the musical partnership, Dweezil and Ahmet got big laughs with numerous talk show appearances and eventually filtered their unique ahd wacky chemistry into a USA Network variety show called Happy Hour in 1999. With its no-holds-barred, anything-goes format and a pension for inviting wild guests, it wasn't unusla to see such luminaries as Danny Bonaduce drop his pants and do a table dance.Often spooted in small roles and cameos, Dweezil Zappa may also be a familiar face to moviegoers and TV addicts with his roles in Pretty in Pink and Jack Frost as well as his voice work on Duckman and appearances on Hollywood Squares. Pitching in as a composer for the theme of the Ben Stiller Show, among others, Dweezil's love for music never trailed too far behind his movie and television appearances. Frequently seen in the company of singer Lisa Loev, Dweezil released "Automatic", his first album in nearly a decade, in 2000.Source: tv.com 
I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements.More Dweezil Zappa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.More Dweezil Zappa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements.More Dweezil Zappa quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Well, Steve Vai joined my dad's band right around the time when I actually started playing guitar. So he gave me a couple of lessons on fundamentals, and gave me some scales and practice things to work on. But I pretty much learned everything by ear.More Dweezil Zappa quotes [07/15/2011 03:07:45]
Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.More Dweezil Zappa quotes [07/15/2011 03:07:06]

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