ahmet zappa

Ahmet Zappa, * 1974/5/15,  is Frank Zappa's son. He's a musician, actor, tv-host and much more. Together with his brother Dweezil, he was part of Z.

Ahmet Zappa co-wrote 'Frogs With Dirty Little Lips' (with Frank Zappa), and performed live with the Zappa band 1981/12/11 in Santa Monica (the early show). He provided interpretive dancing for the same song.

http://listen.to/azdz

In 2002, Ahmet started with two new musical projects: Leather Dynamite and Idiot Sevilles.

2006 saw the release of a children book that Ahmet wrote: "The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless".

December 2006, the MuppetCentral website announced that Ahmet is writing the script for the new Fraggles movie.

2016, as Gail Zappa passed away, Ahmet and Diva Zappa took over the ZFT.


discography

34 frank zappa: you are what you is
   (1981, 2lp, usa, barking pumpkin)
  dweezil zappa: havin' a bad day (1)
    (1986, lp, usa, barking pumpkin records st 74204) - feat.thunes, wackerman, moon & ahmet, produced by fz

  dweezil zappa: my guitar wants to kill your mama (2)
    (1988, lp, aus, chrysalis 1 38922) - feat.thunes, bozzio, moon & ahmet zappa, incl. 'my guitar' (frank zappa)
 
  the peace choir: give peace a chance
    (1991, cd, usa, ??) - feat.moon, dweezil & ahmet zappa
 
  dweezil zappa: confessions (3)
    (1991, cd, fr, food for thought cdgrub-19) -  feat.mike keneally, scott thunes, ahmet zappa, al malkin
 
1 z: shampoo horn
    (1993, cd, usa, barking pumpkin r2 71760) = ahmet & dweezil zappa, feat. thunes, keneally, bozzio

  z: doomed to be together
    (1993, cd5"-pro, uk, food for thought cdyum 124)
 
  vai: sex & religion  (4)
    (1993, cd, au, relativity) - feat.terry bozzio, ahmet zappa
 
2 z: music for pets
    (1995, cd, usa, zappa records) = ahmet & dweezil zappa, feat. mike keneally

  z: based on a true story
    (19??, cd5", france, ??)
 

66

frank zappa: frank zappa plays the music of frank zappa
   (1996, cd, usa, barking pumpkin) - concept

  warren demartini: crazy enough to sing to you
    (1996, cd, jpn, polydor) - co-produced by dweezil zappa, feat. ahmet & dweezil zappa
 
  dweezil zappa: automatic (6)
    (2000, cd, usa, favored nations entertainment fnp 2050-2) - feat.bozzio, thunes, keneally, ahmet zappa, m. ägren
 
  leather dynamite: testicular manslaughter
    (2002, cd, usa, private release) - feat.ahmet zappa
 
  gene simmons: ***hole
    (2004, cd, eu, sanctuary sancd145) - feat.ahmet, dweezil, frank, gail & moon zappa - track co-written by fz
 
  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraa birthday bundle
    (2006, itunes, -) - feat. frank, moon, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2008
    (2008, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

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  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2010
    (2010, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet zappa

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  dweezil zappa: via zammata' demos and rarities
    (2015, download, usa, private release) -  incl. 'dragonmaster (frank zappa / dweezil zappa), incl. z's '70's medley nyc 1995'  with snippets of frank zappa compositions ('florentine pogen', 'i'm the slime')

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104

frank zappa: the crux of the biscuit
    (2016, cd, usa, zappa records zr20020)

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105

frank zappa: frank zappa for president
    (2016, cd, usa, zappa records zr 20021)
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106

frank zappa: zappatite
    (2016, cd, usa, zappa records zr20023) = compilation
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books

  • the monstrous memoirs of a mighty mcfearless

    by ahmet zappa
        (2006, book, usa, random house books for young readers)
    • published July 25, 2006

The book got released in Germany as a 4CD audio book:
  • ahmet zappa: monsterakten der furchtlosen minverva mcfearless
        (2006, 4cd, ger, jumbo ravensburger) = audio book

  • de monsterlijke memoires van een machtige mcmoedig

    by ahmet zappa
        (2007, book, nl, pimento)
    • dutch translation of "The Monstrous Memoirs..."

 

  • priserné pameti odvaznakovych

    by ahmet zappa
        (2007, book, czech republic, jota-brno)
    • czech translation of "The Monstrous Memoirs..."

 

concerts, demos

contributions

 

filmography

 

tv-appearances

1988 14 going on 30        (student #3)

1994 roseanne              playing "roy-al" in episode: "busted"

                           (episode # 6.14) 1/11/1994

1996 roseanne              playing "waiter" in episode: "pampered to a pulp"

                           (episode # 9.6) 10/22/1996

1998 2 hip 4tv             (co-star)        (nbc)

1999 happy hour            (host)

1999 webriot               (host)

2001 robotica                               (the learning channel)

2001 rendez-view           (guest) 9/28/2001

     johnny quest          (cop/voice-over) (hanna-barbera)

     roseanne              (guest star)     (abc)

     day by day            (recurring)      (paramount)

     growing pains         (guest star)     (abc)

     ahmet goes to wash.   (star)           (mtv)

     circus of the stars                    (universal)

     nutthouse             (punk rocker)    (nbc/disney)

 

random notes

     From: Greg Russo's book "Cosmik Debris"
(Ahmet) was named after Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertegun and an
imaginary person Gail and Frank dreamed up before Zappa created his first
record companies.  The name Rodan came from the popular Japanese movie
monster.

Ahmet and his brother Dweezil together released an AWESOME album
called "Shampoohorn". Their band "Z" features some amazing guitar
work by Dweezil, and some incredible drumming work from people
like Terry Bozzio and bass from Scott Thunes.

Dolphins Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, and Joe Travers
were instrumental in both this album, and their follow-up,
"Music For Pets"



      Harmon Lutzer (lutzer@bucknell.edu) said:
Dweezil and Ahmet are now starring in a series of ESPN
baseball commercials called "It's Time to Play
Hardball."  Anyone familiar with ESPN commercials know
that they are always very funny, and these are no
different. They run The Big League Detective Agency, and
are contacted by a number of pro players and managers.
I believe you can actually call the number (toll-free)
which is advertised and hear a recorded message from
them.  The number is 1-888-BGLEEEG.  I haven't tried
yet.

     From: AJ Wilkes (u6n71@keele.ac.uk) (29 Apr 1998)
Ahmet was on the Adam and Joe show for about five minutes last Friday; they
were going through his record collection, and found some VERY criminal
records - Adam and The Ants, and Songs from The Muppets. This latter CD led
to the rather bizarre spectacle of Adam, Joe and Ahmet vocalising over the
classic mi-na-mi-na song.

     From: BCBermuda2 (bcbermuda2@aol.com)
My room mate rented "Children of The Corn 5" this weekend just because he
noticed in the video store it had Ahmet in it. Sure enough, he's in there, and
he gets killed in the first 15 minutes of the movie. I thought for sure he
would play a psycho..
But wait, there's more!
Diva was in it also! She's not listed in the opening credits that I saw, but
she plays one of the "Children Of The Corn" that comes after one of the heroes
of the movie with a drill. She get's blown up when a blow torch flame hits a
puddle of gasoline!!


     From: Matt Cullen (m_j_cullen@hotmail.com)
I was just watching an old 'Rosanne' episode.
date: immediately after FZ's passing  i assume
becky's boyfriend (becky is one of rosannes kids) lived in this
apartment with this funny guy who happened to be AMHET ZAPPA! and there was
an FZ poster on the wall too!  it was from the back of 'them or us' i think,
with zappa and the green pot holder.
Then at the very end of the show after the credits there was a black
screen and for a second it read
 "F.Z.
 "R.I.P."
 
 then it went to commercial.
 
 he died right when they were taping or when it aired i bet.
 it was a nice nod to him though..


     From: Jill Vacchina (jilligerent@yahoo.com)
Ahmet Zappa has his own comedy radio show with Kennedy
from MTV on http://comedyworld.com/.
Check it out, it's really funny! It airs weekends 12-3
but all shows are archived for your listening
convenience.

-----Original Message-----
From: Heidi
Sent: zaterdag 7 juli 2001 5:26
To: azdz@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [azdz] Tour dates on zappa.com

The band SNMNMNM is the band Ahmet performed with last Saturday.  I don't think he is "touring" with them or someone (Ahmet or his girlfriend) probably would have mentioned it.  My guess is that the family is just helping to support them.  If I hear otherwise, of course, I will let the list know.

Take care-
Heidi


 


For immediate release, London, England -

Zappa Plays Zappa -
The Official Authourised Announcement
Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa Perform The Music of Frank Zappa
Major 2005 European Tour with Surprise Special Guests

Starts 25th October in Barcelona!

* Tickets for the UK concerts on sale Friday June 3rd at 9am

www.noblepr.co.uk/zappa


  • 2005/10/25 ZAPPA  - Olympic Pavillion, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2005/10/27 ZAPPA  - Milan Forum, Milan, Italy

  • 2005/10/28 ZAPPA  - Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy

  • 2005/10/31 ZAPPA  - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England

  • 2005/11/01 ZAPPA  - Brighton Centre, Brighton, England

  • 2005/11/02 ZAPPA  - Royal Albert Hall, London, England

  • 2005/11/04 ZAPPA  - Carling Apollo, Manchester, England

  • 2005/11/05 ZAPPA  - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2005/11/07 ZAPPA  - Le Zenith, Paris, France

  • 2005/11/08 ZAPPA  - Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2005/11/10 ZAPPA  - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland

  • 2005/11/11 ZAPPA  - Forest National, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2005/11/13 ZAPPA  - Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2005/11/14 ZAPPA  - Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

  • 2005/11/15 ZAPPA  - Hovet, Old Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2005/11/17 ZAPPA  - Arena Treptow, Berlin, Germany

  • 2005/11/18 ZAPPA  - Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 2005/11/20 ZAPPA  - T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • 2005/11/22 ZAPPA  - Budapest Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary

 


October 2005

'Mighty' Mouse book buy
Bruckheimer sets 'Monstrous' Disney deal

by David S. Cohen   (taken from the variety.com website)

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have paid $1.5 million for film rights to the unpublished novel "Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless," by first-time writer Ahmet Zappa.

Story concerns a young brother and sister who learn their family is part of a long line of monster hunters. The pair squabble constantly but must band together against the most diabolical creature in the universe.

Book is skedded for publication in August from Random House as a hardcover with full-color art. Zappa wrote the story and penned some 300 illustrations.

Disney and Bruckheimer won a bidding war against Warner Bros.' David HeymanDavid Heyman and Paramount's Plan B that began just days after Zappa, the youngest son of the late rock star Frank Zappa, finished the manuscript.

Bruckheimer is currently producing the second and third installments of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean""Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

Bidding on "Monstrous Memoir" commenced after the book was slipped to a producer at Warner Bros. When Warner moved to make an offer, Zappa's agent, Helen Breitwieser, asked her husband, former Fox CEO Harris Katleman, to help her get in touch with studio chiefs.

Disney's Bob Iger offered his email address and invited Breitwieser to send him the manuscript Monday night. He read it overnight and the next morning gave it to Buena Vista Motion Picture Group prexyprexy Nina JacobsonNina Jacobson.

While Breitwieser wrote directly to studio toppers, New York literary agent Jody Hotchkiss approached producers, and Bruckheimer got a copy at about the same time through his New York book scout.

Negotiations began in earnest Friday, spearheaded by Jacobson.

Iger called Zappa on Monday morning to express his enthusiasm for the book. Zappa then met later that day with Bruckheimer and Chad OmanChad Oman to seal the deal.

"I wrote the book for kids, and all these grownups are telling me they enjoyed it," Zappa told Daily Variety.

Bruckheimer will produce. Oman and Mike StensonMike Stenson will be exec producers. Brad EpsteinBrad Epstein will oversee development for the studio.

Random House made a deal in fall 2003 for "Monstrous Memoirs" based on eight pages, including some art.


2008 07 31 - from the Zappateers site

I recently discovered that Ahmet Zappa is the co-host of a new show called "Robotica" on the Science Channel.

It's similar to the old "Battlebots", but the robots now have to run an obstacle course and perfor certain manevers for points in addition to trying to destroy the other robot.


Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

"Fire-Headed Hippompo Bird," mixed media drawing on paper, no visible signature. 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

11 by 15 1/2 inches

 

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

12 by 9 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

12 by 9 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

12 by 9 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

10 by 8 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

10 by 8 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

10 by 8 inches

 

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

12 by 9 inches

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016 Featuring
Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.

 

 

Artwork by Ahmet Zappa

12 by 9 inches


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