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Frank Zappa in ‘Eat That Question’: A Blast of Sanity From the Rock Past

29 July 2016 8:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the late ’60s, the last time that America seemed as divided as it is now (back then it was the counterculture vs. the establishment; today it’s reality-based thinking vs. rabbit-hole fantasy), there was a popular technique of rudeness known as “the put-on.” The obnoxious idea was that if you found yourself confronting someone who was clueless, you should coax out their cluelessness even more by saying things you don’t believe: more far-out than you thought — or maybe more far in. As the lively new documentary “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words” makes clear, Frank Zappa was a master of the put-on — but not just because he bamboozled the “squares.” He presented a put-on to the counterculture too. He was a quirky, daring, idiosyncratic, out-of-the-box musician, but he was also a straight arrow in hippie-anarchist clothing. He hated blandness and fakery and selling out, but »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Dave Grohl Brings Down the House at Lionel Richie Tribute with Special Performance of 'You Are'

14 February 2016 8:50 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Lionel Richie: singer, songwriter, muffin man? At a pre-Grammy Awards tribute for the music legend Saturday night, Dave Grohl had Richie, 66, doubled over laughing as he recounted the tale of a massive basket of muffins Richie sent over - without a card - as Grohl recovered from leg surgery. "One day my wife comes in the bedroom and says, 'Wait 'til you see the muffin basket that just showed up!' So I went in there and this is the biggest muffin basket I have ever seen in my entire life, it was five hundred muffins, this high, that wide, »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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