Ant-Bee

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Billy James
Birth nameBilly James
Also known asAnt-Bee
Born (1960-11-11) November 11, 1960 (age 58)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
GenresRock, jazz, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, writer, publicist
Instrumentsdrums, percussion, vocals
Years active1977–present
Associated actsFrank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

Ant-Bee (stage-name for Billy James) is an American experimental musician and writer. In his musical work, he is a psychedelic era revivalist, working with members of The Mothers of Invention, the Alice Cooper Group and Captain Beefheart's Magic Band.

Producer[edit]

Billy James helped to gather together an array of guest artists on the album Midnight Daydream from Bruce Cameron.[1]

Author[edit]

James' rock biographies, such as the book Lunar Notes - Zoot Horn Rollo's Captain Beefheart Experience[2] written with Bill Harkleroad (Zoot Horn Rollo) have been reprinted after being out of print for years by GONZO MultiMedia UK.[3]

Other[edit]

Interviews with Billy are featured in the DVD documentaries From Straight To Bizarre - Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA's Lunatic Fringe and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - In The 1960s.[4]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 June 2013 interview with Billy James". Outsight Radio Hours. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "GONZO press release". GONZO. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ "27 October 2013 Interview on Outsight Radio Hours". Outsight Radio Hours. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  4. ^ "4 March 2012 interview with Billy James". Outsight Radio Hours. Retrieved 18 March 2012.

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