Frank Zappa. The name says so much: composer, guitarist, singer, bandleader, conductor, and exponent of Article One of the U.S. Bill of Rights. In this volume, author John Corcelli reveals Zappa s roots as a musician, from his diverse influences to his personal life. We also learn more about his former band members and the enormous musical legacy inherited by his son, Dweezil. The book features a juried examination of Zappa s recordings and his videos. It also features a complete discography and a recommended reading list. Each chapter has a special focus on Zappa s life, with sections covering his family, his home studio known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen his keen interest in the Synclavier a device he first used in 1980, his guitars, and more. Special attention is paid to the Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa FAQ is a must-have for fans new and old looking to delve into some of the best music ever made by one of the most innovative artists the world has known.