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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Frank Zappa's Children Have Ignited a Family War

ZappaFrank Zappa’s family has recently ignited a legal battle, with his son, Dweezil, claiming that his other two children, Ahmet and Diva, are out to get him. Ahmet and Diva are asking a judge to let them start a website to counter their brother’s claim that they are trying to ruin his career by disallowing him the right to perform his Zappa Plays Zappa (ZPZ) tour. Dweezil has gone on a rant insisting that Ahmet and Diva, who now run Frank’s estate, are prohibiting him from using ZPZ in concert. However, Ahmet and Diva say they have always given him the right to use the name for the reasonable price of $1.  

See Frank Zappa Family War: Dweezil vs. Ahmet and Diva, TMZ, March 13, 2017. 



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