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Sundance Premiere ‘Frank’: A Loving and Hilarious Tribute to Outsider Music

SPIN is in Park City, Utah, traversing snow and cutting queues to bring you reviews of the next big films (and flops) as they make…
Chris Martins / January 19, 2014

Famously Litigious Frank Zappa Widow Acquires Captain Beefheart Trademark

Frank Zappa's widow Gail Zappa has trademarked the name "Captain Beefheart," which was the alias of her late husband's collaborator-competitor Don Van Vliet. To those…
Chris Martins / June 19, 2013

ATP 2012: How Was the Festival’s First New York City Staycation?

In its fifth year on America's East Coast, the 2012 All Tomorrow's Parties festival was the first to be docked in Manhattan, as the organizers…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 24, 2012

Captain Beefheart Dies at 69

Don Van Vliet - the iconic experimental musician known as Captain Beefheart - died today due to complications from multiple sclerosis at a hospital in…
Kevin O'Donnell / December 17, 2010

Rivers Meets Rainn, Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments, and More

When nerds collide: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has teamed up with The Office star Rainn Wilson to record new songs. [Weezer]…
Kate Thuma / April 3, 2009