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Frank Zappa - 74% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Comedy Instrumental Jazz Music Theme 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 - 30% 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

David Lee Roth - 28% 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

Steve Vai - 25% 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

Michael Schenker - 24% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1955, Savstedt, Germany. Schenker began his musical career in 1971 at the age of 16, when, along with brother Rudolf, he formed the Scorpions. After contributing impressive guitar work on the band’s Lonesome Crow debut, he was offered the chance to replace Bernie Marsden in UFO. Schenker joined the group in June 1973 and their resultant musical direction swun Read more

Jeff Beck - 21% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1944, Wallington, Surrey, England. As a former choirboy, the young Beck was interested in music from an early age, becoming a competent pianist and guitarist by the age of 11. His first main band was the Tridents, who made a name for themselves locally. After leaving that band, Beck took on the seemingly impossible task of filling the shoes of Eric Clapton, who had r Read more

Steve Hackett - 21% 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

Extreme - 20% 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

King's X - 20% 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

George Lynch - 18% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Richie Kotzen - 17% 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

The Mothers Of Invention - 17% 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 - 17% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Fripp - 16% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. Guitarist, composer and producer, Fripp began his diverse career in the small, but flourishing, circuit centred on Bournemouth, Dorset. He subsequently joined the League Of Gentlemen, a London-based outfit renowned for backing visiting American singers, and later founded Giles, Giles And Fripp with brothers Pete and Mike Giles. Read more

King Crimson - 15% match to Dweezil Zappa

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably progressive rock’s definitive exponents, King Crimson was formed in January 1969 out of the ashes of the eccentric Giles, Giles And Fripp. Robert Fripp (16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England; guitar) and Mike Giles (b. 1 March 1942, Bournemouth, Dorset, England; drums) were joined by Ian McDonald (b. 25 June 1946, London, England; keyboards), before fo Read more


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