Dweezil Zappa

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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 September 1969, Hollywood, California, USA. Dweezil is the son of the legendary Frank Zappa. However, it was not his father’s guitar playing that prompted Dweezil to form a band, but Eddie Van Halen. Unfortunately, this obsession led to an almost direct copy of his hero’s style, right down to wielding identical guitars and dressing the same. However, Dweezil still built up a small cult following with early releases, breaking into the mainstream via the album and video, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, one of his father’s old tunes given the Van Halen treatment. The video, which achieved mass viewing figures on MTV and music programmes all over the world, featured a 50s cop movie parody in black and white, and guest appearances from, among others, actor Robert Wagner. On Shampoohorn and Music For Pets Dweezil teamed up with his brother Ahmet under the name Z, although the Van Halen ghost still lurked behind Ahmet’s comic vocals. Zappa spent...

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