the Mothers of Invention

  1. Ray Collins of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Dies

    December 27, 2012 9:30 AM EST Ray Collins, right, with Frank Zappa in 1969 (Getty Images) Ray Collins, a singer who co-founded the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa but left when "too much comedy" started appearing in the band's songs, died on Monday at a Ca ...

  2. Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe here to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters THE BUSINESS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERTS: On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music f rom their fav ...

  3. '60s Anti-War Rocker Tuli Kupferberg Dies

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the Fugs, one of the first underground rock groups and a staple on the anti-war protest scene in the 1960s, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospita ...

  4. Mothers Of Invention Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's The Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Black, a native of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday of cancer in Siegsdorf, Germany, according t ...

  5. Fintage Inks Zappa Deal

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fintage Music will now be sub-publishing nearly 1,000 Frank Zappa titles outside North America. Zappa's widow, Gail, has closely watched over use of Zappa's songs for many years to protect the integrity of the legendary artist's wor ...

  6. Recording Engineer David Baker Dies

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Baker, a Grammy-winning recording engineer and producer, died in his sleep on July 14. He was 58. In a 40-year career, Baker worked with artists that include Al DiMeola, Art Farmer, Maceo Parker David Baker, a Grammy-winning recording engine ...