Frank Zappa honoured by Rock Hall

The legendary rock composer is celebrated during week's events

Frank Zappa’s varied and prolific career will be the focus of a week-long series of events at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum starting February 13.

Several musicians including guitarist Adrian Belew and longtime Zappa sideman Ike Willis will help celebrate his legacy, which includes 60 albums-worth of material.

Zappa’s compositions spanned several genres including rock, jazz, classical and avante-garde, and he has been called the most prolific musician of his generation.


The events kick off on February 13 with an evening featuring musicians and authors who worked with Zappa including Paul Zollo and Tomas Ulrich.

On February 15, Grammy-nominated guitarist Belew, who has worked with Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, and Talking Heads in addition to Zappa, will pay tribute to the artist.

Concluding the week’s events, the Red orchestra will present a concert entitled ‘The Importance of Being Zappa’.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Many events are free and open to the public, but space must be reserved. For further information and to make reservations, visit

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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