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Family Forces Dweezil Zappa To Change ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Band Name

first_imgFor those who caught on to Frank Zappa’s music after his untimely death, few experiences rivaled that of the Zappa Plays Zappa project. Led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa, the band name said it all, one Zappa playing the music of another.Only, there seems to be some contention over the use of the Zappa family name for the project. The Zappa Family Trust recently informed Dweezil that he did not have the rights to tour under the name Zappa Plays Zappa, as the last name is a trademark owned by the trust. Instead, the band will hit the road as Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.In an interview with the New York Times, Dweezil says, “It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue… but this is being done under duress.” He added, “My last name is Zappa; my father was Frank Zappa… but I am not allowed to use the name on its own. I’m not allowed to use a picture of him. I’m not allowed to use my own connection with him without some sort of deal to be struck.”When Frank Zappa’s window Gail Zappa passed away, control of the Family Trust went to two of Zappa’s four children, Ahmet Zappa and Diva Zappa. While the other two, Dweezil and Moon Unit, remained beneficiaries, the relationship between the siblings has been riddled with contention. Ahmet addressed the Zappa Plays Zappa situation as well, saying “I am not standing in the way of Dweezil playing the music… he would just have to be in accordance with the family trust.”Dweezil gets the final word in the article, saying “I just hope people will understand that the only thing I’m changing is the name.” The Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa tour kicks off in July.[H/t The New York Times]last_img read more

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Pelicans star Zion Williamson visits Saints camp, throws with Drew Brees

first_img Panthers’ Cam Newton admits he shouldn’t have thrown with shoulder injury Worlds collided Monday at Saints training camp as two of New Orleans’ biggest stars came together.Saints quarterback Drew Brees welcomed Pelicans rookie and first-overall NBA Draft pick Zion Williamson with a game of catch at the NFL team’s facility after Williamson agreed to participate in their daily quarterback challenge the day before. Related News Today’s #SaintsQBs Challenge: @Gatorade bottle bash! #SaintsCamp @teddyb_h2o @JT_theQB4th @T_Hill4 @drewbrees pic.twitter.com/rdUmdY30IL— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2019Backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater also got in some reps, but he traded the football for a basketball.Don’t let @teddyb_h2o get hot 🔥 #SaintsQBs pic.twitter.com/IiZeLcVx5D— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2019Saints running back Alvin Kamara also took some shots.An extra guest appearance for the #SaintsQBs challenge: @A_kamara6 🔥 pic.twitter.com/K8YDvZI2Jf— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2019The Saints held their fourth practice and second with pads Monday after opening camp last Thursday. Freddie Kitchens punishes Browns for training camp fight, makes them run sprints . @DrewBrees ▶️ @ZionWilliamson 👀 #SaintsCamp @PelicansNBA pic.twitter.com/RnDccCX9Ny— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2019It’s on: @Zionwilliamson accepts @drewbrees ’ challenge to compete in a #SaintsQBs Challenge! ⚜️ pic.twitter.com/FOPjPH1nvg— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2019And Williamson proved he’s one gifted athlete as they combined the two sports for the challenge.AIR ZION 🚀Casual 50+ yard throw#SaintsQBs | @ZionWilliamson pic.twitter.com/Xk89IVLgQV— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 29, 2019💪 @ZionWilliamson and @AlvinKamara in the #SaintsQBs challenge! #SaintsCamp pic.twitter.com/G0oqYiiwl0— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 30, 2019Sunday’s challenge featured target practice using Gatorade bottles, so perhaps Williamson got off a little easy. John Harbaugh: ‘Bet the over’ on Lamar Jackson rushing more than Cam Newtonlast_img read more

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