Frank Zappa is now a Hologram

2017-09-22 by Aaron CONTRIBUTOR | 70 Comments
Just when you thought the Zappa Family Trust couldn't fuck things up even more than they already have, the Trust has now announced that, in collaboration with EyeIllusion, they will be taking a Frank Zappa hologram out on tour, "giving fans an opportunity to experience the prolific, eclectic and critically acclaimed music legend live in concert again."

Production is set to begin in late 2017, with more "performances" scheduled for 2018.



Tagged: Frank Zappa

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2017
14128 Comments


fuck this

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Aberf
September 21st 2017
1340 Comments


why tho

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2017
14128 Comments


"why tho"

$$$$$$$$$$$

this is unironically the reason they didn't want Dweezil touring under the "Zappa Plays Zappa" moniker

BAT
September 21st 2017
301 Comments


my immediate reaction to this headline was 'fuck off'

SandwichBubble
September 21st 2017
4450 Comments


I have the tiredest look on my face

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MrHarrison
September 21st 2017
28 Comments


I hate this and we all know Frank would hate this. A BIG THUMBS DOWN.

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Dissonant
September 21st 2017
164 Comments


https://i.pinimg.com/474x/c2/b7/e3/c2b7e349df4886984827fc3525f7e2a6--funny-mugshots-true-crime.jpg

VaxXi
September 22nd 2017
4095 Comments


can we please stop reanimating dead musicians, its creepy af

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ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


LEAVE THE DEAD ALONE

Knowing Zappa he'd make fun of this kind of shit...

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DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
13423 Comments


The Zappa Family Trust is a fucking disgrace.

Dweezil is literally the only one who respects his legacy, the rest of his family are greedy whores. For shame on these d-bags.

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Metalrain
September 22nd 2017
230 Comments


What a joke

BigBlob
September 22nd 2017
2761 Comments


who would actually go and pay to see this? 99% of Zappa fans will hate this idea. whats the point?

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
13423 Comments


Absolute assholes.

Davil667
September 22nd 2017
2747 Comments


Greedy fckers.

Ziguvan
September 22nd 2017
589 Comments


Fuck you, ZFT!

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butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
5233 Comments


family trust don't have a 'hollow gram' of integrity.. womp wooooomp!

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50iL
September 22nd 2017
4238 Comments


Stahhhhp

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
14128 Comments


a direct quote from the initial facebook thread:

"is that a real frank zappa or a sears frank zappa? no fooling?"

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
5233 Comments


they really know how to 'zapp a'n artist's morals..

bloc
September 22nd 2017
43469 Comments


Zappa da bass mon

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ONEPUNCHMAN
September 22nd 2017
287 Comments


Wait Zappa's dead??

DavidShaw1213
September 22nd 2017
174 Comments


Tupac was somewhat amusing when they did him as a one off. Impressive really. But taking corpses out on tour like this is beyond creepy and Zappa would detest the idea.

DavidShaw1213
September 22nd 2017
174 Comments


And he'd probably write a hilarious song about it.

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
5233 Comments


i could go for a hologram bowl of some lumpy gravy right now..

jojocope555
September 22nd 2017
18 Comments


the song tie-in, priceless


wham49
September 22nd 2017
3547 Comments


it would make more sense that his son who made music with him would honor him by playing his music, this is ridiculous the Zappa family trust should be ashamed of themselves

bloc
September 22nd 2017
43469 Comments


I also just noticed the title of the song embedded in the article lol

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


"is that a real frank zappa or a sears frank zappa? no fooling?"

To be honest, that's actually kind of amazing, but I'm still mad

hasan
September 22nd 2017
727 Comments


it is so crazy it is Frank on a hologram on stage?? computer and tech has been crazy as time goes, to see this... wow haha

Ziguvan
September 22nd 2017
589 Comments


"A real hologram! I mean: not real, but almost a real hologram." FZ, from Bobby Brown Goes Down, YCDTOSA Vol 3.
Holy shit!

Veldin
September 22nd 2017
2976 Comments


this is really sad

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


who cares this guy's music sucks

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
14128 Comments


"man I don't like this popular thing look at me guys"

got em, asdfp

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


"popular"

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
14128 Comments


Fuckin rekt

you're on a roll

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


since we're on the subject of you being anal about musicians nobody cares about, what's the t about this 'Zappa Family Trust', what did they do? been out for a couple of days

an hologram seems on-brand with zappa's craziness, i don't see the issue tbh. hatsune miku's concert didn't go badly as far as i remember either, so this could work

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


"who cares this guy's music sucks"

I just went from feeling neutral about you to disliking you, ugh

"nobody cares about, what's the t about this 'Zappa Family Trust'"

Hey guys, I'm Asdfp277 and I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, but I'm going to pretend I do to seem super antagonistic.



Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


i know this guy's music sucks, that much i can tell you

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


But seriously 'Zappa Family Trust' has been annoying ever since Frank first died

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


Like when they got that statue the Germans put up of Frank taken down.

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


lolwut, what's the point of that

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


Or when they shut down a festival celebrating his music

Or when they decided that only Dweezil and Ike Willis were allowed to cover his music

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


sounds republican

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
14128 Comments


you could literally google "zappa family trust" and there's a number of articles regarding what the deal is

but then again, i forgot your reading comprehension AND your lack of an ability to figure things out for yourself is a non-factor in the long run

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


i just told you i don't care enough for this dude, and you want me to comb through a couple of articles about this lmao, talk about reading comprehension

get more anal pls, or go review the enid or sumthin

zaruyache
September 22nd 2017
17700 Comments


the tl;dr version is they ams jerks $$$

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


the dude was never that successful, and was never in it for the money, so where does that attitude come from? what's there to be gained? whole things just sounds petty (kind alike fripp getting anal about this)

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


3 Hot 100 singles, 1 of which was top 40. That's more successful than Sabbath chart wise :D

bloc
September 22nd 2017
43469 Comments


Wow I just realized Asdfp123 and ArsMdshfds are 2 different users

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


sabbath also aren't that successful money-wise, and weren't in it for the money either

ShadowRemains
September 22nd 2017
24774 Comments


yeah selling >70 million records isn't "that successful" money wise

you should prob stop commenting

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017
14128 Comments


"what's the deal with the zft? what did they do"

"lol i don't wanna read it"

why do you bother in the first place?

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


ars did what you couldn't in like, 2 comments

apparently human communication is beyond your scope of skills. go review the enid or sumthin

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


Asdfp is here just to antagonize people

What a waste of time

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


"Wow I just realized Asdfp123 and ArsMdshfds are 2 different users"

The fact you thought we might be the same user hurts my feelings

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


i only antagonize fripp cuz he's a lil bitch

CompostCompote
September 22nd 2017
775 Comments


Who gives a solitary poo about this?

ArsMoriendi
September 22nd 2017
21684 Comments


"i only antagonize fripp cuz he's a lil bitch"

So are you though lol

Asdfp277
September 22nd 2017
15330 Comments


yup

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017
14128 Comments


"i only antagonize fripp cuz he's a lil bitch"

lmao alright

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017
13423 Comments


Christ, this thread escalated quickly.

MrSirLordGentleman
September 23rd 2017
10861 Comments


C'mon asdf bro, I feel like you're really falling into an intolerance I never expected from you

I can totally understand why someone wouldn't like Zappa's music since it is pretty weird and even "ridiculous" at times, but going as far as saying pretty much all of his music is utter shit is a big exaggeration imo. It feels like a generalization since the only way to say something like that is by listening to all of the Zappa/Mothers albums since in most cases, each of those albums has a distintive sound because Zappa was always changing his style.

Second, I don't see how "Zappa never being that big" is really an argument m8. Even if he didn't sell millions and millions of records that doesn't mean a thing (by that argument Justin Bieber is the best thing ever) and even if he didn't sell a lot, I've never seen anyone (wether it is the musical media or someone with at least a basic knowledge of rock) saying he wasn't big. One thing is not liking his music, but I've never seen anyone denying how important his work was for the development of music. Many important musicians have cited him as a major influence and he is recognized everywhere as a cornerstone for modern music as his creativity really added a lot of new sounds and ideas for music in general.

That being said, I love u all guys, so stop fighting like kids

As for the news itself: First Dio and now Zappa? This really is an insult for the memory of those who are no longer with us and is certainly one big and disgusting money grab

bloc
September 23rd 2017
43469 Comments


Don't start

Asdfp277
September 24th 2017
15330 Comments


lol of course i like u mrsir and ur sweet so i'll be brief (and possibly non-threatening or aggressive):

a) it's just aggressive banter, i genuinely don't like his music and i think it sucks but i'm just bustin ur nuts when being so blunt about it. it's just typical for the site, one would think it wouldn't be so controversial at this point since everyone does it here like once a week

b) his music is definitely not bad because he doesn't sell enough, but his widow's reaction to copyright infringement doesn't make fucking sense considering there isn't that much to be gained. he might have been moderately popular but he isn't exactly taylor swift. not even metallica were so anal about it back in the napster days, which seems crazy to me (like, actually crazy).


Asdfp277
September 24th 2017
15330 Comments


i understand how a gimmicky concert like this might be about the money, but complaining about fucking covers? (edit: and a statue.....)

that's... odd

MrSirLordGentleman
September 24th 2017
10861 Comments


oh well, if it is about copyright at this time... after all these years

yeah, I might understand your idea

Asdfp277
September 24th 2017
15330 Comments


zappa himself was a fairly liberal (one might even say... progressive) musician, it's even crazier to me that they're so against what could probably be his personal views today (no censorship, allowing artistic expressions, allowing fucking covers...)

and for what? like, thirty bucks?

ArsMoriendi
September 24th 2017
21684 Comments


Zappa wore blackface for one of his covers lol

Asdfp277
September 24th 2017
15330 Comments


what u mean he isn't black?

JJKeys
September 27th 2017
790 Comments


he is of puerto-rican descent



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