1. Kobalt Signs Global Admin Deal For Frank Zappa’s Catalog

    August 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has forged a worldwide deal to administer the catalog of the late alternative rock legend Frank Zappa. With immediate effect, Kobalt begins global representation of all Zappa’s songs, including his early works with the Mothers ...

  2. Frank Zappa Honored with Bust in Baltimore

    September 20, 2010 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore but gained greater popular acclaim in Europe than in the United States. On Sunday (Sept. 19), devout European fans of the late musician brought his mustachioed likeness back home in the form of a bronze bust. Severa ...

  3. Baltimore Honors Frank Zappa With Bust

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore but gained greater popular acclaim in Europe than in the United States. On Sunday (Sept. 19), devout European fans of the late musician brought his mustachioed likeness back home in the form of a bronze bust. Seve ...

  4. Zappa Family Loses Zappanale Court Battle

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gail Zappa -- widow of U.S. rock legend Frank -- has failed in her bid to stop a German festival using her late husband's name and image. Zappa and her family trust had launched a lawsuit against the German Frank Zappa fan club over its annua ...

  5. Early Zappa Albums Due In Expanded Editions

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Zappa Family Trust will kick off a comprehensive campaign to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the late Frank Zappa's albums next month. The Zappa Family Trust will kick off a comprehensive campaign to commemorate the 40th anniversary of ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Frank Zappa, Newport Folk Festival, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Zappa concert becomes a 2-CD live album, Trey Anastasio leads additions to Newport Folk Fest lineup, and Joseph Arthur releases ongoing free album project. Frank Zappa Concert Becomes 2-CD Live Album A previously unreleased 1972 concert is the ...

  7. Zappa Case Settled Out Of Court

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa's music in a TV commercial and the rocker's widow was settled out of court Tuesday. A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa&# ...

  8. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Mo ...

  9. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Song appeared in 1995 appliance ad Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Gail Zappa and her la ...

  10. Frank Zappa's Wife Slaps Suit On EMusic

    March 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Frank Zappa's widow has filed a copyright infringement suit against music download retailer EMusic. Gail Zappa is seeking more than $5 million in damages for alleged copyright violation of 37 of her h Frank Zappa's widow has filed a copyri ...