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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

Apr 22, 2024

Dweezil Zappa returns to The Vinyl Guide to share stories of Frank, the recordings, Frank's record collection, an unreleased track with Eddie Van Halen, discuss his tour celebrating 50 years of "Roxy & Elsewhere", "Apostrophe'" and more!

  • The changing world of touring
  • 50 years since “Roxy & Elsewhere” & “Apostrophe”
  • Memories of the making of Roxy and Apostrophe
  • "Roxy and Elsewhere" arrangements and approach for live shows
  • Frank’s approach to being “in the moment” in a guitar solo
  • Dweezil’s live interaction with other band members
  • The Rox(postroph)y  touring band
  • Did Dweezil recognize the uniqueness of his upbringing?
  • Dweezil’s history with playing guitar
  • Seeing the guitar neck as shapes
  • Working with his dad and musicians that were around the house
  • Frank’s response to Dweezil becoming a musician
  • How did Frank look back on “Roxy & Elsewhere” and “Apostrophe”?
  • Various entry points to Frank’s music
  • Does Dweezil have his father’s archivist mentality
  • Dweezil has had no involvement for Zappa Family Trust releases
  • Thoughts on the recent Roxy box sets
  • What Zappa music is Dweezil still aspiring to play?
  • ROX(POSTROPH)Y tour plans, international tour dates?
  • Dweezil’s version of “Stayin’ Alive” with Ozzy Osbourne
  • Frank and Ozzy’s interactions
  • Frank’s vinyl collection and listening habits
  • When the Zappa family would receive Frank’s latest album
  • Did Dweezil have any time with Randy Rhoads?
  • The unreleased “What The Hell Was I Thinking?” track w/ Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Angus and Malcolm Young & lots more
  • Dweezil is remixing projects for ATMOS (Deep Purple ‘Machine Head’ recent project)
  • The history and future of “What The Hell Was I Thinking?”
  • Working with Brian May, Joe Walsh and Eddie Van Halen
  • Any special guests on the ROX(POSTROPH)Y tour
  • Dweezil’s podcast “Running with the Dweezil
  • Interview wrap up

Check out Dweezil's tour dates here.

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