Ike will be on the road May 2015 with: Ugly Radio Rebellion!
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About IkeIt was while in college at Washington University, St. Louis that Ike Willis and Frank Zappa met.
As a guitar player since the age of 8, Ike was studying political science.
He volunteered to help with the concert committee just so he could get a "Back Stage Pass" to meet Frank Zappa. The rest as they say, is history.
As the one of longest playing members of Frank Zappa's bands, Ike is still upholding his promise to Frank. That promise is to continue on, playing the music of which Zappa had taught Ike oh so well. To this day Ike fulfills Frank's wish by playing with some awesome Zappa tribute bands from around the world.
Ike's New BookNow that I am so far into the process of telling my story, all I can say is that I never expected to do something quite like this. The experience has been so powerful and I really feel fortunate to get this unique opportunity. This book will have something interesting for every type of fan, even the ones who have known me forever. I have a large number of Frank Zappa alumni who have contributed to the interviews and we spend plenty of time talking about how many of the most famous songs originated, as well as what life inside the Zappa Universe was really like. We were all so lucky to have had the opportunity to perform the music he wrote and get to spend countless hours with him in the studio, on the road and basically in his world.
This book is as important to any piece of music I played with Frank because it really explains how we did it!”