Frank Zappa‘s final album will be released later this year.
Recorded shortly before the musician’s death in 1993, ‘Dance Me This’ has a confirmed release date of June 1. It is thought to be his 100th album recorded.
Prior to his passing, Zappa told Guitarist Magazine that he was working on “a Synclavier album called ‘Dance Me This’, which is designed to be used by modern dance groups.” He had initially planned to release it the following year.
Zappa died of prostate cancer in December 1993, aged 52. Pre-order ‘Dance Me This’ here.
Last year, a strain of acne causing bacteria was named after Frank Zappa when Italian scientists named the Propionibacterium acnes type ‘P. Zappae’ after the experimental rock musician.
“Frank Zappa was a very eccentric musician and somehow very unexpected in his behavior,” said one of the scientists. “We really did not expect this (discovery) and we thought of him.”
Gail Zappa – Frank’s widow – said of the discovery: “For me this is just an extension of Frank’s means of gluing things together, making sense of the universe. It’s strictly conceptual continuity.”
P. Zappae is not the first time that Zappa has inspired the name of a new discover. The musician has provided inspiration for a mollusk, a new type of fish plus jellyfish and spiders in the past 40 years. There is also an asteroid named ‘3834 Zappafrank’ after the rock legend.