I've been laser focused on playing the great music we get to play out here on tour. It's been a treat to play for all of you and we appreciate you supporting the band. Every night onstage is my moment of zen, where I can exist undisturbed by outside forces.
Speaking of outside forces, a lot has been happening behind the scenes for quite some time. I am planning to create a page on my site which will be dedicated to hosting all of the history, relevant unequivocal facts, and legal updates about the Zappa family conflict.
Things have gone beyond changing the name Zappa Plays Zappa, the band I toured with for over a decade. It has now escalated to a practically comical state of unreasonableness over our family's surname, resulting in a Federal Trademark dispute.
Since the Federal Trademark case is a matter of public record you will be able to find out how to follow the proceedings on this site should you care to do that.
Personally, I would prefer that there was no conflict and I look forward to the day when there is an end to the vexatious episodes I am forced to deal with. Not only are they eating up my time and resources they are casting shadows on the amazing musical legacy our father created. None of of it should be happening at all.
Until then, my view is that people can make better decisions when they are well informed. In an era of "alternative facts" it is imperative to remain vigilant about substantiated facts. It will take some time to collate all of the conclusive data but once it is done you'll find it here, all in one place.
Thanks again for your support and patience, DZ.