Latest Frank Zappa Stories

Grapevine-Infecting Acne Bacteria Named For Frank Zappa
2014-02-19 14:26:06

What would you do if you discovered an odd strain of bacteria that exhibited unconventional behavior? Why, name it after Frank Zappa of course! And this is exactly what Italian and Austrian researchers have done.

'Bootylicious' Beyonce Has New Species Of Fly Named After Her
2012-01-13 09:04:56

An Australian fly species, found in far northern Queensland, has been given a rather unique name: Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae -- honoring American pop star Beyonce.

2010-08-23 14:18:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Details were announced today on a full weekend of events to take place in Baltimore on September 18-19, in support of the City's dedication of a sculpture to legendary musician, composer and social icon, Frank Zappa.

2010-07-22 15:52:00

BALTIMORE, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Since last month's confirmation of the September 19th date for Baltimore City's dedication of a bust of Frank Zappa, community support has been growing for a concert and festival in tribute to the legendary musician, composer and social icon, whose birthplace is Baltimore.

2009-03-07 12:38:30

British pop star M.I.A.

2006-04-27 09:47:58

GENEVA (Reuters) - Deep Purple, whose 1970s hit "Smoke on the Water" describes a concert fire raging in Montreux, is returning to the Swiss lakeside resort to close the 40th annual jazz festival, organizers announced on Thursday.

2005-10-19 00:00:42

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films won a bidding war to buy "The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless," an upcoming children's book by Ahmet Zappa.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'