The Zappa Trust Announce that “Zappa Gear” and “The Hot RatsBook” will be released later this year.
Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment by Mick Ekers, which will also feature a foreword by Dweezil Zappa. Offer an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind his music. In addition to detailed presentation of the equipment, some of the pioneering iventors, engineers and entrepreneurs in the world of the music. Include also illustrations and 180 pictures of Zappa’s equipment. The book will be released on 15 November 2019 through Hal Leonard Corporation and it’s available to pre-order. For more details and pre-order.
Hot Rats Book: by Bill Gubbins and Ahmet Zappa will launch through Backbeat Books for the 50th anniversary of the Hot Rats album. It will feature unpublished photographs by Gubbin, the only photographer to document the studio sessions. The book also include an interview between Ahmet and Gubbin about the album and the last Mother’s Of Invention US show, which took place at Clevelannd’s Musicarnival on 10 August 1969. For more details and pre-order.