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 Post subject: Zappa Celebritys
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:56 pm 
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Do any of you guys know if any big (or not so big) celebritys listen to zappa?


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There was an article a couple years ago where Pharell Williams was talking about how much Zappa inspired him and influenced him but then he said "like that one song, "Valley Girl" I think it's called."

:roll: Ah well.


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r_a_Z_Z wrote:
There was an article a couple years ago where Pharell Williams was talking about how much Zappa inspired him and influenced him but then he said "like that one song, "Valley Girl" I think it's called."

:roll: Ah well.


And it could have not been "Inca Roads". Zut Alors!


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These two are fans, Julian Barrett and Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh, Comedians from the UK, and Im pretty sure I read somewhere that Matt Stone and Trey Parker were Zappa fans too.

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john krisfalusi (creator of ren & stimpy) was a big fan....enough of one to have him be the voice of The Pope!

vernon reid of living color

robin williams--made a reference to frank on mork and mindy (it was obviously an adlib, pam dawber looked shocked for a second), and also on his first comedy lp, did the same when he was doing his mr. rogers imitation. :lol:

possibly steven tyler...saw a pic of them sitting together backstage someplace...

ted nugent

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Gabor Csupo (pronounced "Chew-po") is also a Zappa fan. Frank did the score for the first season of the excellent series "Duckman," which was co-produced by Csupo. Dweezil was the voice of Duckman's son, Ajax, on the series as well. 8)

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Billy Connolly, the scottish stand-up comedian and actor:
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In one of his shows, he speaks about Zappa running for president. He says that this would be a great idea, and that he would offer his services as vice president. He thinks that they would become a great pair. He clearly likes Zappa. (And what a pair they could have been - beard style they would be a perfect match. For those unfamiliar with his stand-up stuff check out some of his early shows. He is fabulous.)

The admiration was mutual, if you look at the end of this review of the book "Billy" by (his wife) Pamela Stephenson, where Billy meets Gail:

http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/1585673080.asp

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Isaac wrote:
Gabor Csupo (pronounced "Chew-po") is also a Zappa fan. Frank did the score for the first season of the excellent series "Duckman," which was co-produced by Csupo. Dweezil was the voice of Duckman's son, Ajax, on the series as well. 8)


I remember that name. Gabor did a string of shows for Nickelodeon for a few years. Real Monsters, Rugrats?

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possibly steven tyler...saw a pic of them sitting together backstage someplace...


there's a song on Aerosmith's

Permanent Vacation disc where he quotes the 'buns up kneeling' line from Dinah-Moe-Humm' and gives FZ credit in the albums liner notes.

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Iron Maiden are fans. There was a thread here somewhere discussing this same topic.


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Iron Maiden are fans. There was a thread here somewhere discussing this same topic.


I thought it was just Steve Harris, rather than the entire band?

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Beverly D'Angelo, the actress, has been a fan and a friend of the Zappa family for years.

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ahhhhh, lets see....

Al Gore
Alan Thicke
Arsinio Hall
Johnny Carson
Robert Wagner
Tim Mcgraw - the country singer - or some other unlikely country singer
Justine Bateman
Molly ringwald
Regis Philbin
Billy Bob Thornton
Bruce Campbell
Gene Simmons
John and Yoko Lennon
ringo, maybe?
Vaclev Havel
Jello biafra


off the top of my head. buddies, supporters or former friends of the zappa offspring.

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jimiscnc wrote:
John and Yoko Lennon


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"I admire Zappa a bit, but I think he's a fucking intellectual."

- John Lennon (1970)

:mrgreen:

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Vaclav Havel, Preseident of the Czech Republic thru most of the '90's was an ardent fan since the '60's. In a rather off-the-chart kinda way. Now, where was that interview . . .?

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I wonder what Punky Meadows thinks?

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Zappa's alitttle too "out there" for anyone of celebritae' or political association to really acknowledge him, even if they love him. Now musicians will look like prodigy's if they give musical credit or inspiration from FZ.
Go figure celebrities anyway...fucked up as it gets.


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Bonzo wrote:
Isaac wrote:
Gabor Csupo (pronounced "Chew-po") is also a Zappa fan. Frank did the score for the first season of the excellent series "Duckman," which was co-produced by Csupo. Dweezil was the voice of Duckman's son, Ajax, on the series as well. 8)


I remember that name. Gabor did a string of shows for Nickelodeon for a few years. Real Monsters, Rugrats?


Klasky Csupo (the company he was chairman and co-founder of) also had some link with the early simpsons episodes too, from around 1989.

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Billy Connolly, the scottish stand-up comedian and actor:
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In one of his shows, he speaks about Zappa running for president. He says that this would be a great idea, and that he would offer his services as vice president. He thinks that they would become a great pair. He clearly likes Zappa. (And what a pair they could have been - beard style they would be a perfect match. For those unfamiliar with his stand-up stuff check out some of his early shows. He is fabolous.)

The admiration was mutual, if you look at the end of this review of the book "Billy" by (his wife) Pamela Stephenson, where Billy meets Gail:

http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/1585673080.asp



Why do I always feel that Billy Connolly was the missing Monty Python? Anyway, you forgot to mention the boys from Primus as well as Trey Anastasio, who did a piece on Zappa in Rolling Stone magazine.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7248602/71_frank_zappa/
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Also John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers

and Mauro Pawlowski from dEUS

and Lemmy Killmister from Motorhead (they're still using Trouble Every Day at the end of there concerts when the lights go on!)


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I don't know this for sure, but I''ll bet Mr. Bungle was influenced by Zappa.


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Scott "wino" Weinrich from The obsessed once said in an interview one HAD to listen to Frank Zappa. Well he's not really a celebrity but...

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al lewis grampa off the old munsters show listend to a interview on this site somewere frank and al lewis jokeing about his widow peak

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