Zappa. Anyone with ears knows the name, right? What about the rights to the name? Dweezil has been a Zappa since the day he landed on the planet, and he's worked under the moniker Dweezil Zappa since 1982. So why in the world are his younger siblings, Ahmet and Diva, hellbent on copyrighting the Zappa name?
When a firstborn son has to fight in court to use his own last name, something is very wrong
Just a few hours ago, Dweezil announced a public campaign to save his right to use the Zappa last name. Hosted by Pledge Music, The Others of Intention campaign is offering original music downloads along with a splendid selection of merch to fund Dweezil's quest to retain the legal right to use the Zappa last name. Donors are invited to participate in the 90-day pledge campaign by purchasing items ranging from a digital access pass to Zappa-inscribed guitar picks to limited edition Zappa artwork and vinyl record albums.
Additionally, The Others of Intention campaign offers a select assortment of one-of-a-kind Zappa guitars for sale. At the time of this writing, Dweezil's famous chartreuse green axe is sold, but interested donors can still pick up the pickups, Floyd Rose tremolo, and every other part of the rare silver sparkle Stratocaster that Dweezil toured with in the early '90s. Custom built by Fender master luthier J.W. Black to Dweezil's own specifications, the 8-pound thin-line Strat is slated to add $12,500 to Frank Zappa's eldest son's legal coffers.