Well, it seems the offspring of the guy who produced such great albums as One Size Fits All, Roxy and Elsewhere, Hot Rats, Apostrophe, Overnight Sensation, Joe's Garage and others have sold their father's home complete with the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. The buyer? Lady Gaga. I find this disturbing for several reasons. Clearly the kids have not been able to establish themselves in careers of their own to be able to retain the home amongst them. That by itself isn't all that unique however. But knowing that the home and studio of a guy who was so diametrically opposed to the corporate takeover of music has been sold to someone who is quite possibly the epitome of someone who is a product of that very establishment is hard to accept. This is just more bad news added onto the news of Chick Corea's untimely death.
The Hollywood Hills West estate where late the late experimental rock musician and composer Frank Zappa made his home for decades has sold for $5.25 million.