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On Sunday January 23, 2011, I will have the pleasure of interviewing Scott Schroen of Ugly Radio Rebellion which was originally formed in July 2002. The Detroit band known as Uncle Meat. They are auditioning musician's to join the band and tour and Guitarist Scott Schroen felt inspired to start a project consisting of everyone and anyone capable of playing the music of Frank Zappa, a definite challenge. An ad was placed in the local paper simply stating, "musicians wanted to perform the music of Frank Zappa", and so ensued a few weekends of what was later dubbed, "Zappa Survivor". Groups of musicians would essentially drill selected pieces during rehearsal, and later everyone would vote on who they think should stay for the next round. After a few no-shows, a few driven to quit by musical intimidation and a collection of other circumstances, the few that were left from the 'survivor' sessions ultimately became the lineup for Uncle Meat. The project performed FZ around the greater Detroit area until the last show on Frank's birthday, December of 2003. With only a few adjustments, Uncle Meat was disbanded and the remaining, Scott Schroen and Preston Parish reformed the project as... UGLY RADIO REBELLION The band currently consists of original member Scott Schroen on guitar and vocals, a Berklee College of Music alumni, Uncle Meat veteran, Atlanta session artist and instructor. 5 year URR 'warrior' Layla Hall occasionally handles drums, percussion, bell kit and vocals while the more recent addition to the team is bassist Dan Mocciolo, 'part-timer' from Atlanta, GA!!! Ugly Radio Rebellion is one of the few bands in the U.S. that perform the music of Frank Zappa. 'I love this music and am extremely proud of what I am are doing'... "Play My Music" FZ You can find out more about Scott and his music at: http://www.myspace.com/uglyradiorebellion http://uglyradiorebellion.com/ Open audition for URR, Sunday 3/13/11-Sam Ash Music - Atlanta, GA

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