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Frank Zappa - 100% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Doo Wop 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

George Lynch - 43% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Steve Vai - 42% 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

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Adrian Belew - 33% 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

Pat Travers - 33% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patrick Henry Travers, 12 April 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This Canadian guitarist began his career playing in his brother’s band. Having moved to London, England, he set up a group of his own comprising Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (bass) and drummer Roy Dyke (of Ashton, Gardner And Dyke). In 1976 they played at the Reading Rock Festival, and this led to greater Read more

Dixie Dregs - 29% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Steve Morse - 29% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

John Wetton - 28% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1949, Willington, Derby, Derbyshire, England. This bass guitarist was first noted by British ‘progressive’ rock enthusiasts as a member of Mogul Thrash, a short-lived rock band featuring ex-Colosseum member James Litherland who released one album for RCA Records. From 1971-72, he was employed in Family while also surfacing as an in-demand session player, wh Read more

Steve Lukather - 28% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Steven Lee Lukather, 21 October 1957, San Fernando Valley, California, USA. Perhaps best known for his accomplished guitar work with AOR supremos, Toto, Lukather started out as a session player. Indeed, the first Toto album was originally intended to be a one-off project and brought together the talents of some of the most notable Californian session musicians. Such was the Read more

Greg Howe - 23% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1964, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. Howe played guitar from the age of 10 and by his late teens was playing semi-professionally at various clubs and sometimes leading his own rock band, which included his brother, Al Howe, as lead singer. He made his record debut for Shrapnel Records in 1988, leading a trio with bass player Billy Sheehan and drummer Atma Anur. The album attract Read more

Gary Hoey - 21% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jean-Luc Ponty - 19% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1942, Avranches, France. Ponty grew up in an intensely musical home environment. His father ran a local music school, teaching violin, and his mother taught piano. He was a proficient pianist and violinist while still very young and at the age of 11 he added clarinet to his instrumental arsenal. After studying classical violin at the Conservatoire National Sup&e Read more

Bill Bruford - 18% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Scott Bruford, 17 May 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. A founder member of progressive rock outfit Yes in 1968, Bruford left four years later at the height of the band’s popularity. An accomplished drummer, he opted to join King Crimson, where his skills were put to even greater test, and remained there until leader Robert Fripp dissolved the line-up in 1974. Bru Read more

David Lee Roth - 17% 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

Allan Holdsworth - 16% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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