11:44 AM GMT 21/05/2013
Next week is fun-filled for the Frank Zappa fetishist, as MOJO releases its Frank Zappa Special Edition, hitting the UK newsagents' shelves on Thursday, November 4, and North London's Roundhouse venue opens its doors on a weekend of Zappa-related activity, November 5-7.
The former is a dedicated 148-page magazine commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Zappa's birth. Zappa experts David Fricke, Barry Miles, Phil Alexander and Simpsons creator Matt Groening join former partners in crime including Alice Cooper, Kim Fowley and Jello Biafra in delivering the ultimate print portrait of the abstruse master. Snap it up: It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal...
Meanwhile, Frank Zappa At The Roundhouse offers a fund of Zappa-orientated performances between November 5 and 7. Among them, London Contemporary Orchestra performing The Yellow Shark on the Friday evening; Saturday November 6 sees Zappa Plays Zappa plus a cameo by The Mighty Boosh Band. On the Sunday, the London Sinfonietta perform The Adventures of Greggery Peccary. Meanwhile, the weekend will be studded with Q&A sessions with the likes of Gail Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and Zappa lieutenant Scott Thunes, among others.
It's a fulsome tribute to one of the 20th century's most remarkable musicians and composers, made possible by the generosity and collaboration of Gail Zappa and The Zappa Family Trust, and offers a tribute to his amazing music and continuing legacy. "Information is not knowledge," said Frank. "Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the Best..."
For a full event guide and to buy tickets, visit www.roundhouse.org.uk/frank-zappa
Also, MOJO has three pairs of tickets to Saturday Evening's performance to give away. Answer the following question correctly to be in with a chance. But move fast because we'll be drawing the competition on Tuesday.
Which of the following is NOT a Frank Zappa song title?
a) The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet
b) Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
c) Bingo Mandelstein's Fourth Quarter Report
Mail your answers and contact details to Editor@mojo4music.com
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