Frank Zappa, the late, iconic guitarist, composer, writer, multi-media artist and outspoken personality is about to go on tour…nearly 24 years after he passed away. Last month I wrote about the Ronnie James Dio hologram and mused that it would only be a matter of time before this caught on with other “late” rock stars. Looks like that was already in the works…obviously.
One half of the Zappa Family (the Trust), which is the siblings who are not Dweezil, (and yes there is a history of disagreements there) have partnered with Eyellusion… “live music’s premier hologram production company” to send Frank’s likeness on tour. What’s interesting about this company is that both Ahmet Zappa and Wendy Dio are part of Eyellusion’s “team”. Wow! That I did not expect.
Steve Vai will be joining in on a few of the Fake Frank shows, Dweezil will not. He shared his thoughts on the whole matter here. There are many related articles at that link if you want to read up on the entire affair.
Here is the official Official Ronnie James Dio Hologram Wacken Performance, you guys! It’s almost as if he is still here! Submit to the future! It’s only a matter of time before all your music will be provided by Skynet!