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Biographies: Dweezil Zappa

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Reviewer: Iluvthe80s

Son of Frank Zappa and a heavy-metal disciple of Edward Van Halen and Steve Vai, Dweezil released his first album, Having a Bad Day, in 1986. He worked a stint as a VJ on MTV, appeared in the films Pretty in Pink and The Running Man, and had a brief sojourn in TV situation comedy with his sister Moon Unit, on 1988-89's Normal Life. Zappa also issued his second album, My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, in 1988, following it in 1991 with Confessions. Zappa subsequently took a break from solo recording; he worked in television for a time, composing the theme song to the sadly short-lived Ben Stiller Show and voicing the character of Ajax on the brilliant USA Network animated series Duckman. He next formed the band Z with brother Ahmet on vocals; the group released two albums together, 1994's Shampoohorn and 1996's Music for Pets. In addition to his work as a session guitarist, Zappa busied himself with Happy Hour, a TV show for the USA Network co-hosted with Ahmet which debuted in 1999, and his first solo album in nine years, 2000's mostly instrumental Automatic. Cub Koda & Steve Huey

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