"Well, Steve Vai joined my dad's band right around the time when I actually started playing guitar. So he gave me a couple of lessons on fundamentals, and gave me some scales and practice things to work on. But I pretty much learned everything by ear."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Dweezil Zappa on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Dweezil Zappa on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Dweezil Zappa on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Dweezil Zappa on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Dweezil Zappa on Friedrich Nietzsche
"On the average, I don't spend more than 15 minutes in the car - to go to the golf course or the gym. And that's the only time I listen to the radio."
"And, you know, my dad would show me some things sometimes, but the best things that I got to do were to actually see really good players play up close. That gives you an idea of fingering and technique and what not."
"I liked a lot of the things other people liked - Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC - but if I compared it to my dad's music, there just seemed to be elements missing."
"I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements."
"The thing with food is that you can give 20 people the same recipe and the same ingredients, and somebody's going to make it better than somebody else, and that's the creativity of it. It's like music. You could have a bunch of people playing the same piece, and somebody's gonna play it better."