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Frank Vincent Zappa was born on the 21st December 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and was a musician, singer, songwriter, actor and filmmaker, best known to the world by his songs such as “Bobby Brown”, “Valley Girl”, and “Don`t Eat The Yellow Snow”, among others. His career began in 1955, and lasted until 1993 when he passed away, during which he released more than 60 albums, the sales of which increased his net worth by a large margin.
Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Zappa was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Zappa`s net worth as high as $40 million, an amount he owed to his many talents.

Frank Zappa Net Worth $40 Million

Frank was of mixed ancestry; his mother, Rose Marie was of French and Italian descent, and his father Francis Vincent Zappa had Arab, Greek and Italian blood roots. Zappa’s family moved a lot while Frank was still a child; primarily because of his father`s vocation; he was a chemist and mathematician, who worked in the defense industry. The family spent some time in Florida, and then returned to Baltimore, however, Frank`s health began to deteriorate, as he suffered from asthma, sinus problems, and earaches. This forced the family to move, and they settled in Monterey, California, then to Claremont and El Cajon, but eventually decided to settle in San Diego.
While in San Diego, Frank was a student of the Mission Bay High School, and also joined his first band as a drummer. That didn`t last long, as his family moved again, this time to Lancaster, where he attended the Antelope Valley High School, where his interest in music became even greater, and joined the band Blackouts, took to the guitar, and began performing in nightclubs across the USA. This was the start of his net worth.
However, he soon left the Blackouts, and formed his own band, called the Mothers of Invention. Since then, he has released over 60 studio albums,with his band or as a solo artist. His debut came in 1966, entitled “Freak Out!”, which reached No. 130 on the US Billboard chart. By the end of the 1960s, Frank had released seven more albums, including “Absolutely Free” (1967), “We’re Only in It for the Money” (1968), and “Uncle Meat” (1969), among others.
However, his albums failed to reach into the top 20 on the charts, and he decided to disband the Mothers of Invention. Nevertheless, Zappa didn`t leave the music industry, as he released a solo album “Hot Rats” (1969), which reached No. 9 on the UK Charts. Encouraged by the success of his album, he put together a new line-up of the Mother of Invention, which included Aynsley Dunbar, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Jeff Simmons, Jim Pons, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. With this new band, Zappa reached the peak of his career through the 1970s, releasing albums such as “Chunga’s Revenge” (1970), which was the first album recorded with the help of his new band. Throughout the 1970s, Zappa had several albums which achieved gold and silver status, which only increased his net worth. Some of the albums include “Over-Nite Sensation” (1973), “Apostrophe (`)” (1974), “Zoot Allures” (1976), “Sheik Yerbouti” (1979), which is his best-selling album.

From then on, Zappa began to release albums through his own label, Barking Pumpkin Records, amounting to a total of 21 released before his death. Some of these albums included “You Are What You Is” (1981), “Tinsel Town Rebellion” (1981), “Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch” (1982), “Them or Us” (1984), “Playground Psychotics” (1992), and his last studio album “The Yellow Shark” (1993), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth.
Frank`s net worth also benefited from his film-making endeavors, producing and writing a number of films and documentaries, including “Baby Snakes” (1979), which was his debut, “The Amazing Mister Bickford” (1987), “The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels” (1988), and “Roxy the Movie” which was released in 2015.
Recognition for his work in the music industry came not long after his death, as he received several prestigious awards, including induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Regarding his personal life, Zappa was married twice; his first wife was Kathryn J. “Kay” Sherman, with whom he was married from 1960 until 1964. He was married to Adelaide Gail Sloatman from 1967 until his death in 1993; the couple had four children.

In 1990, Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and three years later he lost his battle with the disease.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Comix from the Underground TV Series 1 episode, 2014 writer - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2014 performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Some Jerk with a Camera TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Cinema Snob 2013 TV Series 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Unlawful Killing 2011 Documentary performer: "Dumb All Over" - uncredited / writer: "Dumb All Over" - uncredited
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary performer: "Willie The Pump" / writer: "Willie The Pump"
A Call Girl 2009 writer: "Bobby Brown goes down"
Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 performer: "The Little House I Used To Live In", "Black Napkins" / writer: "The Little House I Used To Live In", "Black Napkins"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Working Slowly (Radio Alice) 2004 "Peaches en regalia"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary producer: "Rodney"
Y Tu Mamá También 2001 performer: "Watermelon in Easter Hay" / producer: "Watermelon in Easter Hay" / writer: "Watermelon in Easter Hay"
Tutti gli uomini del deficiente 1999 writer: "Tell Me You Love Me"
Se buscan fulmontis 1999 lyrics: "Dirty Love" Overnite Sensation version / music: "Dirty Love" Overnite Sensation version / writer: "Dirty Love" Overnite Sensation version
Goodbye, 20th Century 1998 arranger: "Cocaine Decisions" / producer: "Cocaine Decisions" / writer: "Cocaine Decisions"
Daria 1998 TV Series 1 episode
Clueless TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
Closure 1997 Video documentary performer: "Broken Hearts Are for Assholes" / writer: "Broken Hearts Are for Assholes"
Happy Together 1997 performer: "Chunga's Revenge", "I Have Been In You" / writer: "Chunga's Revenge", "I Have Been In You"
The Ice Storm 1997 performer: "Dirty Love" / writer: "Dirty Love"
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1994 lyrics - 1 episode, 1994
Tohuwabohu TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Beasts 1993 Short writer: "G-Spot Tornado", "Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus"
Beavis and Butt-Head TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Parker Lewis Can't Lose TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 producer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 writer: "Harder Than Your Husband"
Waiting for the Light 1990 writer: "Memories of El Monte"
Hellgate 1989 writer: "MEMORIES OF EL MONTE"
X-Large 1989 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Colors 1988 writer: "MEMORIES OF EL MONTE"
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video writer: "Naval Aviation In Art?", "Mo 'N Herb's Vacation", "Dupree's Paradise", "The Perfect Stranger"
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary performer: "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" / writer: "The Uncle Meat Variations", "Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague", "Mr. Green Genes", "Holiday In Berlin, Full-Blown", "Mother People", "I'm Not Satisfied", "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta"
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary performer: "Zoot Allures", "Tinsel Town Rebellion", "More Trouble Every Day", "Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel", "The Dangerous Kitchen", "He's So Gay", "Bobby Brown", "Keep It Greasey", "Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?", "Dinah-Moe Humm", "Cosmik Debris", "Be In My Video", "Dancin' Fool", "Whippin' Post" / writer: "Zoot Allures", "Tinsel Town Rebellion", "More Trouble Every Day", "Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel", "The Dangerous Kitchen", "He's So Gay", "Bobby Bro
Alvin & the Chipmunks 1983 TV Series performer: "Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra", "ReDuNZL" / producer: "Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra", "ReDuNZL" / writer: "Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra", "ReDuNZL"
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Animalympics 1980 producer: "I Don't Think I Can Go Through This Again" / writer: "I Don't Think I Can Go Through This Again"
Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere 1980 TV Movie documentary performer: "You Are What You Is", "Mudd Club", "Chunga's Revenge", "Beauty Knows No Pain", "Bobby Brown", "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted", "Joe's Garage", "Baby Snakes", "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" - uncredited
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary performer: "Baby Snakes", "Titties 'N Beer", "The Black Page #2", "Jones Crusher", "Disco Boy", "Dinah-Moe-Humm", "Punky's Whips", "I Have Been In You", "I'm So Cute", "City Of Tiny Lites", "Dancin' Fool", "Duck Duck Goose", "Yo' Mama's Rubber Shirt", "Return Of The Son of Shut Up and Play Your Guitar", "Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World?", "Wait A Minute...We Gotta Get Into Something Real", "Revenge of The Knick Knack People", " The Adventures of Greggery Peccary", "Sexu
More American Graffiti 1979 performer: "Lumpy Gravy" / writer: "Lumpy Gravy"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1978 writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1978
Ohne Maulkorb 1978 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Mike Douglas Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Virgin Snow 1976 performer: "Peaches en Regalia" - uncredited / writer: "Peaches en Regalia" - uncredited
Pop story 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium Cool 1969 performer: "Oh No", "Who Needs the Peace Corps?", "Mom and Dad" - uncredited / writer: "Oh No", "Who Needs the Peace Corps?", "Mom and Dad" - uncredited
The Monkees 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hoepla 1967 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The New Steve Allen Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1963 writer - 1 episode, 1963
The World's Greatest Sinner 1962 writer: "World's Greatest Sinner" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily 2014 Documentary
1982. L'estate di Frank 2012 Documentary short
Frank Zappa: Phase II - The Big Note 2002 Documentary
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994 TV Series 11 episodes
Beasts 1993 Short
Zappa's Universe 1993 Video composed by
The Yellow Shark 1992
Peefeeyatko 1991 Documentary
Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez 1989
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary
Video from Hell 1985 Video
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary
200 Motels 1971 music composed by
Run Home, Slow 1965
The World's Greatest Sinner 1962 as Zappa

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary
Video from Hell 1985 Video
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary
200 Motels 1971 characterizations

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1992 TV Series The Pope
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series Mario Fuente
Faerie Tale Theatre 1984 TV Series Attilla
200 Motels 1971 Member of Mothers of Invention (uncredited)
Sex in Today's World 1968 Short
Head 1968 The Critic
The Monkees 1968 TV Series Mike Nesmith
The Steve Allen Playhouse 1963 TV Series Guest

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary
Video from Hell 1985 Video
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary writer
200 Motels 1971 story and screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peefeeyatko 1991 Documentary producer
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary producer
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video producer
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary producer
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary producer
Video from Hell 1985 Video producer
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Yellow Shark 1992 conductor
200 Motels 1971 music arranger
Run Home, Slow 1965 conductor

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary additional photography
Video from Hell 1985 Video camera operator

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video editorial supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
Zappa's Universe 1993 Video special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Revenge of the Dead Indians 1993 Documentary Himself
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Interview 1993 TV Series Himself
The Yellow Shark 1992 Himself - Composer, Conductor
Peefeeyatko 1991 Documentary Himself
Prazakum tem je hej 1991 Himself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 1991 TV Movie Himself
Today 1990 TV Series Himself
Focus 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Circus of the Stars #14 1989 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
X-Large 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary Himself
Kippevel 1988 TV Series Himself
Bains de minuit 1988 TV Series Himself
Funny 1988 Documentary Himself
The Amazing Mister Bickford 1987 Video Himself
Uncle Meat 1987 Video documentary Himself / The Imaginary Director
The Howard Stern Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Crossfire 1986 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 TV Series Himself
Does Humor Belong in Music? 1985 Video documentary Guitar, Vocal
Video from Hell 1985 Video Himself
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video Himself
Livewire 1984 TV Series Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Thicke of the Night 1984 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Cocaine Blues 1983 Documentary Himself
The Rolling Stones - Die ersten 20 Jahre 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dance Fever 1980 TV Series Himself - Judge
Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Baby Snakes 1979 Documentary Himself
Dinah! 1979 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1978 TV Series Himself - Host / Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Ohne Maulkorb 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Vernissage 1976 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Norman Gunston Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Iltatähti 1973-1974 TV Series Himself
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York 1972 TV Short documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
A Day with Frank Zappa 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
Anatomy of Pop 1971 TV Series Himself
Lieder-liches 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician / Narrator
Omnibus 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night Lineup 1968 TV Series Himself
Hoepla 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Evening! 1967 TV Series Himself
Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
The New Steve Allen Show 1963 TV Series Himself - Musical Bicyclist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Male Swagger 1999 Guitarist
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees 1997 TV Movie documentary Mike Nesmith (episode "Monkees Blow Their Mind") (uncredited)
You Are What You Eat 1968 Documentary Himself
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Untitled Frank Zappa Documentary 2017 Documentary pre-production Himself
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II 2014 TV Movie Himself
Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology 2010 Video Himself
The Wrecking Crew 2008 Documentary Himself
Classic Albums: Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')/Over-Nite Sensation 2007 Video documentary Himself
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Musiker, Komponist
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Himself
EAV Rarities 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Fuck 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Derailroaded 2005 Documentary Himself
The Greatest 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (1980 interview) (uncredited)
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Music & Arts.
2 Co-founded Bizarre Records in 1967.
3 Subject of the song "Frank" by Wild Man Fischer.
4 Founded Barking Pumpkin Records in 1981. He also founded Zappa Records, Barfko-Swill [mail order distribution] and DiscReet (record company).
5 Did not like being called "rock legend" and considered it a "pathetic" term. Also did not like being called a "test pilot pushing the edge" since he felt the term sounded too military. As far as being called an "eccentric genius", Zappa said in an interview prior to his death, "Eccentric, yes. Genius, maybe.".
6 In an interview prior to his death, Zappa revealed he had had urination problems for years but that the prostate cancer wasn't caught until it was inoperable. He hinted this made him extremely bitter and advised others with urination problems to get multiple opinions.
7 Despite his prostate cancer, Zappa continued to smoke. He told an interviewer he considered cigarettes to be "food", tobacco his favorite vegetable and did not believe cigarettes caused the reported health problems.
8 "Cured" his kids of sibling rivalry by making a tape of them squabbling, then forcing them to listen to said tape while handcuffed together in the bathroom; this was to show them how dumb they sounded when bickering.
9 Zappa sponsored Hagstrom guitars early in his career. However, on his first three albums with The Mothers of Invention, he used a Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster. During the mid to late 1970s, he played a highly modified Gibson SG clone. He had one of Jimi Hendrix's guitars which was lit on fire by Jimi at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.
10 Gene Simmons visited with the Zappa family at their home, socializing, some time before Zappa's death. During their visit, Zappa showed him something that proved how prolific Zappa was: hundreds of master tapes of unreleased music.
11 During his last days, he wanted to make a movie called "Dwell". "Dwell" would have been a musical about a giant spider, but from the spider's point of view. He was going to make it with the people from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), and had several conversations with Kevin Murphy.
12 He was voted the 21st Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
13 Included a warning-cum-guarantee on his late-1980s albums, deriding the Religious Right's attack on rock and pop music, and censorship in general, and concluding "If there is a Hell, its fires wait for them, not us.".
14 Started out playing drums in his teens, then adopted his brother's f-hole acoustic guitar, trying to copy horn and guitar solos on blues and jazz records. Later studied Music Theory in college.
15 Bought a small recording studio with the proceeds of his score for Run Home, Slow (1965); first came to public attention when he was arrested in a scandal involving the studio (he was later cleared).
16 Used a wah-wah with his onstage guitar setup, which he had usually leave set in one position as a filter, rather than rock it to get the wah effect.
17 Wrote his own copyright notice, that appeared on his later records, and was the first to specifically mention sampling. Also released the first 3-inch CD single, with a remix of "Peaches En Regalia", in the late 1980s.
18 Gave up his driver's license voluntarily, because he hated standing in line at the DMV.
19 In March of 2003 his 1979 album "Joe's Garage" came 20th in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time.
20 Zappa is the first, and so far only, artist to be inducted into both the Jazz and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
21 Inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
22 In recent years, various reworkings of his songs have been recorded, including versions in Baroque instrumental and a cappella vocal stylings.
23 In 1995, a group of Lithuanian artists erected the world's first Zappa statue in Vilnius, the capital. Since then one has been erected in Bad Doberan, Germany (which Gail Zappa says does not look like him), and another (a copy of the bust in Vilnius) in Baltimore, Maryland.
24 Following his death, he was interred in an unmarked grave next to Lew Ayres at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
25 His father, Francis Vincent Zappa, was born in Partinico, Sicily, and his mother, Rose Marie (Colimore), was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Italian parents.
26 The small town of Bad Doberan, Germany, holds an annual Zappanale festival, celebrating his life and music (first held in 1990).
27 As a child, his favorite television program was Robert Clampett's puppet show Time for Beany (1949).
28 Father of Diva Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
29 In July 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a Czech-discovered asteroid "Zappafrank".
30 Has an enormous following in the former Communist countries of eastern Europe.
31 Is known affectionately by his fans as FZ.
32 Was school friends with Don Van Vliet (later to be known as Captain Beefheart).
33 When marrying Gail Zappa in a civil ceremony, he attached a pin that said "Congratulations from Mayor Lindsay" onto her in lieu of a ring. John V. Lindsay was mayor of New York City at the time.

#Quote
1 I think Live Aid was the biggest cocaine money laundering scheme of all time.
2 Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny.
3 Those who are crazy enough to take the chance on spending money to make some unusual object or event take place are an endangered species.
4 [about himself] Well, in this world of basic stereotyping, give a guy a big nose and some weird hair and he's capable of anything.
5 I think business is a good thing. Generals could learn a lot from corporate executives. The first rule is, you don't kill your customers.
6 [During an appearance in 1986 on CNN's Crossfire (1982)] The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It's the turning of this country into a fascist theocracy and everything that's happened during the [Ronald Reagan] Administration has put us right down that pipe!
7 My dad was employed as a meteorologist at the Edgewood Arsenal. They made poison gas there during World War II, so I guess it would have been the meteorologist's job to figure out which way the wind was blowing when it was time to shoot the stuff off.
8 Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
9 Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow.
10 It is probably more natural to perform sex with a sea urchin than to be interviewed.
11 Censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom.
12 [in the late 1980s] Religion has mostly proven to be a real-estate scam.
13 [Explaining why he felt communism was doomed to fail] People like to own things.
14 [Asked to create an anti-drug abuse slogan] Speed will turn you into your parents.
15 Work is the only reason I leave home. I'm not a tourist. I don't travel for pleasure. I don't take vacations. I only leave the house when I have something to do.
16 Some rock musicians make a bunch of money and stick it up their noses--I stick mine in my ear.
17 Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality.
18 I've smoked ten marijuana cigarettes in my life. And they've given me a sore throat, a headache, and made me sleepy. I can't understand why anyone would wanna use the stuff. It seems such an impractical pastime as you can get sent to jail for it.
19 I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
20 Rock journalism is people who can't write, preparing stories based on interviews with people who can't talk, in order to amuse people who can't read.

#Trademark
1 Long guitar solos
2 Dark and sarcastic sense of humour
3 Moustache, cigarette smoking
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