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Frank Zappa - 97% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Instrumental Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA. Zappa’s parents were second-generation Sicilian Greeks; his father played ‘strolling crooner’ guitar. At the age of 12 Frank, who had relocated to California with his family, became interested in drums, learning orchestral percussion at summer sch Read more

Adrian Belew - 35% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 December 1949, Kentucky, USA. Guitarist Adrian Belew has enjoyed a rich and varied career, with a number of left-field stars having used his skills. His chameleon-like style, which ranges from overwrought progressive rock to impish and self-deprecating pop, has helped make his contributions more anonymous than otherwise might have been the case.Hav Read more

George Lynch - 34% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Steve Vai - 31% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Steven Siro Vai, 6 June 1960, Carle Place, New York, USA. Vai began his musical career at the age of 13, forming his first rock band, Rayge, while still at school. At this time he was tutored by Joe Satriani, who was to have a profound effect on his style for years to come. He studied jazz and classical music at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before r Read more

King's X - 28% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Initially known as the Edge and specializing in Top 40 cover versions, Doug Pinnick (3 September 1950, Braidwood, Illinois, USA; bass/vocals), Ty Tabor (b. 17 September 1961, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (b. 27 December 1957, Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA; drums) relocated to Houston, Texas, USA, in 1985, and were taken under the wing of ZZ Top video pro Read more

David Lee Roth - 26% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1953, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Roth, the former lead vocalist with US hard rockers Van Halen, first expressed his desire to go solo during a period of band inactivity during 1985. He subsequently recorded a mini-album, Crazy From The Heat, featuring a varied selection of material that was a departure from the straight metal approach of Van Halen. The album was f Read more

Dixie Dregs - 25% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Steve Hackett - 24% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Richard Hackett, 12 February 1950, Pimlico, London, England. Formerly a member of various minor bands, including Canterbury Glass, Heel Pier, Sarabande and Quiet World, the latter releasing a solitary album on Dawn Records in 1970, Hackett joined Genesis as guitarist in early 1971. He replaced Anthony Phillips, and stayed with the band during their successful mid-70s Read more

Steve Howe - 24% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen James Howe, 8 April 1947, Holloway, London, England. Best known as the guitarist with Yes, Howe began his career with the Syndicats in 1963. Playing R&B and Chuck Berry numbers, the outfit released three singles without much success before splitting in 1965. Howe then joined soul band the In Crowd. The group added John ‘ Twink’ Adler (drums) and changed Read more

Steve Morse - 23% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 July 1954, Hamilton, Ohio, USA. Instrumental rock guitarist Morse took his primary influence, like so many others, from the Beatles. Expanding his listening to include prevalent rock bands such as the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as a nascent interest in country music, Morse moved with his family to Georgia at the age of 13. There he was captivated by Read more

The Mothers Of Invention - 23% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This celebrated band was formed in 1964 when guitarist Frank Zappa (Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA) replaced Ray Hunt in the Soul Giants, a struggling R&B-based bar band. Ray Collins (b. 19 November 1937, USA; vocals), Dave Coronado (saxophone), Roy Estrada (b. 17 April 1943, Santa Ana, Ca Read more

Extreme - 22% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this Boston, USA-based quartet originally comprised Gary Cherone (26 July 1961, Malden, Massachusetts, USA; vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (b. 20 September 1966, Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal; guitar), Pat Badger (b. Patrick John Badger, 22 July 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; bass) and Paul Geary (b. 24 July 1961, Medford, Massachusetts, US Read more

Richie Kotzen - 22% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1970, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. This highly gifted, US-born rock guitar god is very much in the Joe Satriani mould. By the time Kotzen had reached his seventh birthday, he had moved from piano to guitar lessons, and was playing live with his own band, Arthur’s Museum, when he entered his teens. Taken under the wing of Mike Varney, he was introduced to bass Read more

Brand X - 21% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brand X was one of the most commercially successful of the UK jazz rock groups of the late 70s and early 80s. Moroccan Roll reached number 37 in the UK album chart in May 1977 while Is There Anything About crept in at number 93 in September 1982. The original line-up of the band comprised John Goodsall (guitar), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Percy Jones (bass, ex-Liverpool Scene) a Read more

Spock's Beard - 20% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This progressive rock band was formed in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992 by brothers Neal (2 August 1960, Van Nuys, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Alan Morse (b. 22 August 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals). Originally named One, they recruited Dave Meros (b. 8 February 1956, Salinas, California, USA; bass, vocals) and Nick D’Virgilio Read more


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