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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

A weekly package of This Week in Music for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

A previously unreleased piece by Woody Guthrie will appear on singer-songwriter Ellis Paul's new album, "The Speed of Trees," scheduled for a Sept. 10 release on Philo/Rounder records. "God's Promise" is a newly discovered Guthrie lyric adapted by Guthrie
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

R. KELLY R. Kelly continues to deny that he videotaped himself having sex with underage girls. But last Thursday, as he proclaimed his innocence, he settled a lawsuit with a woman ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

WORLD MUSIC AWARDS Enya, Destiny's Child and Dido were the big winners at the 14th Annual World Music Awards, presented Wednesday night in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

WORLD MUSIC AWARDS Enya, Destiny's Child and Dido were the big winners at the 14th Annual World Music Awards, presented Wednesday night in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa performs in concert at the Grand Rex theater in Paris on October 5, 2007. Zappa organized his "Zappa Plays Zappa" tour with the goal of bringing the music of his father Frank Zappa to a younger audience. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969) is an American rock guitarist.

Zappa was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Adelaide Gail Sloatman, who worked in business, and musician Frank Zappa. He is the second of four siblings: his older sister, Moon Unit, younger sister Diva and younger brother Ahmet. He is the cousin of actress Lala Sloatman. Zappa's father was of Sicilian, Greek-Arab and French descent and his mother was of Danish, French, Irish and Portuguese ancestry.

Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, although this occurred only because the hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil. The name was a nickname coined by Frank for an oddly-curled pinky-toe of Gail's. He was always called "Dweezil" by his family and was unaware that this was not the name on his birth certificate. Upon this discovery at the age of five, he insisted on having his nickname become his legal name. Gail and Frank hired an attorney and soon the name Dweezil was official.

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