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Frank Zappa - 65% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Instrumental Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Steve Vai - 25% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Adrian Belew - 23% 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

Bill Bruford - 19% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock 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

Steve Morse - 18% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock 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 Winery Dogs - 18% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Dixie Dregs - 17% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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King's X - 16% 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

The Mothers Of Invention - 16% 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

The Mothers of Invention - 16% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 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

Richie Kotzen - 15% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock 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

Extreme - 14% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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

Atomic Rooster - 13% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 at the height of the UK progressive rock boom, the original Atomic Rooster line-up comprised Vincent Crane (21 May 1943, Reading, Berkshire, England, d. 14 February 1989; organ), Nick Graham (bass) and Carl Palmer (b. Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer, 20 March 1950, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; drums). Crane and Palmer had just departed from th Read more

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 13% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One the most prominent supergroups of the early 70s, ELP comprised Keith Emerson (2 November 1944, Todmorden, Lancashire, England; keyboards), Greg Lake (b. 10 November 1947, Poole, Dorset, England; vocals/bass) and Carl Palmer (b. Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer, 20 March 1950, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; drums). Formerly, the super-trio were, respectivel Read more

Glenn Hughes - 13% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Hughes left school at the age of 15 to follow his dream of becoming a musician. He began playing lead guitar with the News in 1967, where he also sang, emulating his heroes Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Later he switched to bass guitar, inspired by James Jamerson from the Tamla/ Motown Records ‘house band’. These Read more


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