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ENDS TONIGHT! Help us reach $1.25MM to save more of Frank Zappa's private Vault and use the contents to make the definitive doc.
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
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    1. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus about 1 hour ago

      @V&V @Chris thabk goodness

    2. Chris Sharrock about 4 hours ago

      @ V&V - Yes , looks good .

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata about 5 hours ago

      Did anybody else see the promotion of Dweezil's tour dates on Zappa.com???
      I assume THIS is the small sign thatTHE FUED IS OVER!!!!

    4. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Tom Vincent: The new team is working on getting through all the pending emails. Everyone should receive a response by end of this week. Thank you for sticking with us.

    5. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Jonas Söderström: We have some new people running the show in terms of keeping the backer's questions answered starting this week. So please email them at kickstarter@zappamovie.com and they can help you figure out where/when your rewards will arrive.

    6. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Chris Sharrock: Same! :)

    7. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Choco: We are working hard on production. Finding some great stuff for the film and trying to pull it all together.

    8. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Nick Thornley: Please email us at kickstarter@zappamovie.com and we can help update your shipping information.

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      Tom Vincent on June 10

      Hi Alex and team. I am in the same camp of folks who did not receive the Groening print. My email on another subject went unanswered. Please address. Thanks

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      Jonas Söderström on June 10

      I still have'nt received ANYTHING. It's a month since I posted here last, and NO RESPONSE from the team. Seriously, guys.

    11. Chris Sharrock on June 9

      @ Choco - what you said .

    12. Choco on June 8

      Hi Alex, time for an update !

    13. Nick Thornley on June 6

      Hi Alex and team!

      Please excuse my potential idiocy, but...... how do I change the delivery address on a late reward? I have pre-ordered the Blu-ray, but I have moved address since I ordered it!

      PS - got everything else - love the vault access and poncho best! :)
      Thanks in advance guys. xx

    14. Alex Winter 2-time creator on June 6

      @Christopher Allis: Hi Christopher, the team is checking on this end. Will reply via email. Thanks!

    15. Christopher Allis on June 5

      Hey Alex and gang. I had a question about the Groening print. I pledged at $450 and was talking with Mark Belluscio (another backer). I never got the email regarding the print shipping (sent 4/26). I'm a little concerned and just want to make sure there a) isn't anything wrong with my pledge, and b) issues with my address (email or snail mail) as these haven't changed. Please let me know!

    16. Alex Winter 2-time creator on June 4

      @Guilherme Coelho: We're working on resolving this Guilherme, will email you shortly.

    17. Alex Winter 2-time creator on June 4

      @Mark: Hey Mark, sorry we're working our way through requests but we are on it. Give us a beat :)

    18. Alex Winter 2-time creator on June 4

      Richard - we've replied to your email with Vault access instructions.

      Marc - email kickstarter@zappamovie.com to get the same instructions sent your way.

      Guilherme - we're looking into your case and will reply by email.

      Judi - can you email us at kickstarter@zappamovie.com?

    19. Ian goodall on June 4

      It was sent in an email

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      marc morgan on June 4

      I somehow lost my password for the digital vault. Does anyone know where I can find it?

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      Mark on June 4

      @Guilherme Coelho - Any luck? It's been a week already! and all quiet here....

    22. Guilherme Coelho on May 28

      @Alex Please help! Some of my rewards are stuck in customs. I wrote to your team emails on this, but received no response for days now... They ask for documents, which I do not have...

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      Judi Layton on May 27

      @Jonas-Don't waste your time screaming. It won't do you any good.

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      Mark on May 27

      @Richard - not being able to access the vault is disappointing....but I'm sure once you access the vault you will be just as disappointed....there is a whopping 6 pieces of audio (one is in 5 parts) and 12 video clips...not really a vault....more a shoebox... For an extremely well funded kickstarter it appears to have very badly managed throughout with very little respect shown to the sponsors...wasted $$$

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      Richard Osborne on May 26

      Judi, I also am unhappy about how this project has been handled. Despite nearly two months of emails between myself and the team I am still unable to access the digital vault. The whole process has become frustrating.

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      Judi Layton on May 26

      Sorry but I am not a happy backer. On Jan 22, 2018 after months and months of being promised rewards arrival from Dana at Backersupport, I was rewarded with an email from Liz at backersupport telling me the Bickford print is signed and you'll receive your rewards within the month. It is now May 26, 2018 and nothing.

      Thanks so much for taking my money. I wish I had backed Dweezil because when I go to his shows I get actual interaction with the band, I get to meet them and they give me more than just a promise of a reward. I believed in this project but I really do not like promises unfulfilled over and over and over.

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 15

      "HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS? (NEWS? WHAT NEWS?)"
      https://twitter.com/DweezilZappa/status/996235434173784065

      "You know we gotta stick together."

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      Jonas Söderström on May 13

      My rewards has yet not reached me in Sweden ....should I scream and panic? Or be patient a few days more?

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 12

      It'll be funny; watching "Bill & Ted 3", all the while, seeing, in the back of Alex's eyes, the thought of how to work the Zappa Doc just right!

    30. Ian goodall on May 11

      Bill and Ted 4 ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      can't wait- but obviously not at the expense of zappa obviously

      Go Alex!!!! And Keanu too

    31. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 10

      @Mark - gotcha !! @Alex now that Bill & Ted 3 is in pre-production can you elaborate what will be done now that George Carlin has died ?

    32. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 9

      @Alan M Hill: Great to hear!

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      Mark on May 9

      Ed - Agreed...Surfing, but moreso Flying in a Blue Dream was great...I enjoyed that period....much as I enjoyed Steve Vai (enough to buy 2 Jems as still my most expensive guitar purchases!)..... I yawn because that is where the innovation and creativity seemed to stop....no more new guitar tones or pushing for something any different.....just a rehash of the same over and over and over....Vai did do a few more interesting things but sadly too much of the same... Again nothing bad....only dare I say 'formula' to their success rather than progression....sad but understandable as they are all trying to make $$$$

    34. Alan M Hill
      Superbacker
      on May 8

      Ditto on getting my prints (excellent quality and shipping implementation). I am now officially caught up with all produced rewards and I couldn't be happier!

    35. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 5

      @Chris & @Mark thems be fighting words .. Surfing with the Alien is a album that still holds up today .. yes he didn’t give his backing band much to do .. but whether it was Jonathan Mover & Stu Hamm or this current lineup he gives them their spotlight live

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      mark belluscio on May 5

      The matt groening print is here. And it’s soooo awesome

    37. Chris Sharrock on May 4

      @Mark - I agree Mark , you cant blame them for making a bit of cash as Satrianis band but I yawn along with you .

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      Mark on May 4

      @Chris - It's getting closer and closer to being Beer for Dolphins as the backing band! Mike is always fantastic - I had words a couple of years ago because I really believe Satch backing doesn't need this caliber of musicians....I was so disappointed that BFD wasn't played even as a segment of the previous Satch tour to Australia..... Mike did say he was enjoying himself and 'Satch' was giving more freedom than in previous lineups but it's still Satch making the decisions..... Still hoping one day someone will invite BFD to Australia, but sadly it's not a big enough market and an expensive place to tour to.... Mike is the one musician the most true to Frank and his incredible artistry leaves me honestly believing he is the closest we have to the creativity and brilliance that was Frank.....Genuinely sad that he must make a living by playing in that band....not so say Satch is bad - he is an incredible technical guitarist...but yawn......

    39. Chris Sharrock on May 3

      @ Michael Eder - I stand corrected Michael, it is the mighty Joe T , vaultmeister extraordinaire !
      I will beat myself about the head with a wet kipper ! . :-)

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      Michael Eder on May 3

      >Minneman
      Isn't Joe T. (Master of the Vault) currently in the line-up ?.. looks like him in the video.

    41. Chris Sharrock on May 3

      HI @ ED - Yes , familiar with Satch , was trying to say how good his backing band are - Kenneally / Beller / Minneman = awesome .
      In fact I personally prefer the guitar work of Mike Kenneally to that of Satriani .
      I must try harder lol .

      @Alex - Hows the doc proceeding ? time for an update ? ( please )

    42. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 3

      @Chris you never heard o Satriani ? He’s played with Deep Purple, Mick Jagger etc .. he also was Vai’s first guitar teacher .. Mike Knealley is in his touring band

    43. Chris Sharrock on May 3

      https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/watch-joe-satriani-play-energy-after-receiving-the-sena-european-guitar-award
      Don't know who the guitarist is , but i recognise his backing band ! :-)
      The Vai tribute is great .

    44. Ivan Serra on May 2

      @ Luke
      I'm from Italy and I received my rewards today without any kind of problem.
      In the past it happened to me that shipments directly from the USA were stopped by customs and then have to pay duties and taxes

      in this case my shipment left from the USA via DHL, passed through Germany and delivered in Italy via Deutsche Post and then from inside the EU, to avoid all this...

      for what concerns the declared value on the shipping label, this value is very low ... in my case Zappa Stickers+TShirt+Mistery Bag+Poncho=1+1+1+1=4 $

    45. Luke Danniells on May 2

      My Box of goodies finally arrived in Ireland but and here is the rub, the box was seized By The Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and they now want to know item by item the cost of all the things in the box as they state that anything over the value of 22euro is subject to the addition of VAT ..... they also want to charge me additional postage of 10euro to bring the box to my house which is less than 10 mile round trip .... I have written to them to please open the box and to give me an estimate ..... My estimation was around 52euro ...... Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem within the EU

    46. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on April 28

      Isn’t the sinister midget with the bucket & the mop there to wash it down the drain V&V ?

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on April 28

      @Chris-
      Hope they don't make him eat the 'mess' he makes on the floor!

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