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Zappa Veteran Ike Willis Releases Remastered Works
New CD Spans Solo Career

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 1, 2002 - Ike Willis, Frank Zappa's lead singer for more than a decade, has just released his third solo effort entitled Ike Willis: Selected Works. The CD is backed by Uwanna?/OnlineRock Records.

This latest release combines music from Willis' early works which are currently out of production. The first, Should'a Gone Before I Left, was originally released on vinyl and the second, Dirty Pictures, was originally released on CD. The new CD has been digitally remastered by Grammy Award winning producer, composer, and Virgin Records recording artist, Douglas Spotted Eagle.

At age 21, Willis was hired by Frank Zappa as a front man, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist for what turned out to be some of the most critically acclaimed musical ensembles ever to perform. Willis quickly became a popular member of Zappa's band during the 1980s and is most widely known as the voice of Joe in the critically acclaimed Joe's Garage.

Willis' new CD is available for purchase online at OnlineRock ( and at Ike's live shows. For a complete schedule of shows and additional information, go to:

About OnlineRock

OnlineRock ( is an online music community providing bands and musicians with tools and services to promote, distribute and sell their music online.  The site provides free Web building and hosting services, bulletin boards, and editorial content of interest to musicians and music enthusiasts alike. Over 6,000 bands are currently promoting their music at OnlineRock. OnlineRock Records, the label launched by OnlineRock earlier this year, aims to empower musicians by providing them with the tools and the resources needed to produce and promote their music. Founded in 1999, the company is based in San Carlos, Calif.

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