Full name of this monthly rock magazine is Numero Uno Rockstar. The magazine is published as Rockstar since 1980, before that 1976-80 as Popster.

1981 January

Vol. 2 No. 4


Zappa: linguaccia mia
By Massimo Bassoli, pp 72-75

Il corvo e la volpe
By Dali De Clair, pp 28-31

Issue includes 4-page article on Zappa and 4-page Dali De Clair interview with Captain Beefheart (shorter English version published in Melody Maker, 1980, January 11.). On page 4 is ad for posters, including funny Zappa poster.


1981 July

Vol. 2 No. 10


Frank Zappa "Tinseltown Rebellion"
By Massimo Bassoli, p 82

 Automatic translation: Announced for last October, the new (double) album by Frank Zappa is only now being released. The delay, needless to say, was due to the usual difficulties in dealing with the record company. The original title 'Crush All Boxes' has been put in the drawer and of the eight pages (sic!) Registered and ready to be printed there are only four, under another title, precisely this "Tinseltown Rebellion". (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1981 November

Vol. 2 No. 14


Frank Zappa "You Are What You Is"
By Massimo Bassoli, p 66

 Automatic translation: The few months that distance this work from the previous "Tinsel Ton Rebellion" are yet another demonstration, if ever there was a need, of the extreme prolificacy that characterizes Zappa, who offers us one album after another without ever abusing carbon paper , without ever repeating itself, without ever being crafty. Honesty is a quality that at least those who have not yet been miraculously miraculous, or tarantulated as you prefer, should be appreciated by the sacred notes captured and offered to us by Zappa. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1982 January

Vol. 3 No. 16


Le chicche di Natale
By ?, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Christmas goodies. They are two discs, actually three albums and a single containing 4 songs, which you could have given away making a great impression. Let's say you would have because, better to clarify it immediately, you will not be able to find anyone, even if you sift through the national territory palm by inch. This is a triple album by Frank Zappa (always him!). The famous Shut up and play yer guitar which contains all instrumental pieces recorded live (especially Odeon Hammersmith in London) and in the studio. A real gem in which there are remakes of famous pieces such as Black Napkins which here has become Pink Napkins. In America it is sold only by mail order and is recommended to anyone who intends to learn to play the guitar. Don't bother looking for it, you just have to hope that the Italian CBS deigns to publish it. The other gem is always from the Zappa house; a single by Missing Persons the most emerging band that currently boasts America. These are Terry Bozzio, one of the most legendary Zappa's drummers, his wife Dale Consalvi, Warren Cuccurullo, a late Zappian guitarist and a Chuck Wild affiliate. 4 incredible musicians for 4 unforgettable songs: Mental Hopscotch, Destination unknown, I like boys and a cover version of Hello I love you by the Doors. And soon the album and the Tournèe (Italy included) will be ready. Remember, you will soon go crazy for them.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1982 February

Vol. 3 No. 17


Frank Zappa "Shut Up'n Play Yer Guitar"
By Massimo Bassoli, p 68

  Automatic translation: Punctual as always, here we are at the umpteenth self-denial. We didn't have time to publish in the last issue the news that Frank Zappa's much-announced triple album, all instrumental and all dedicated to the guitar, was sold only by mail order in the United States, which CBS was quick to print in Europe as well. the one that for us, and for you, was the gem of Christmas 81. They are the jokes to which Our has accustomed us. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1982 April

Vol. 3 No. 19


A couple of ads of the book Zappa (E' piu' duro di tuo marito) by Massimo Bassoli.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1982 May

Vol. 3 No. 20


Caro amico ... Frank Zappa
Comic strip by Moreno Chiacchiera, pp 66-67

Signed and dated by Chiacchiera facsimile artwork prints of this character comic also belonged to Frank Zappa and were sold at Frank and Gail Zappa estate auction in 2016.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1982 July

Vol. 3 No. 22


By Massimo Bassoli & Guido Harari, pp 43-49

Frank Zappa "Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch"
By Massimo Bassoli, p 74

 On the back of the 6-page interview is placed a 8-page fold-out poster, same photo by L. Goldsmith as Relix April 2006 page 70.

 Frank and Dweezil Zappa are also featured on short facts page 19.



Source: slime.oofytv.set, Fulvio Fiore


1983 March

 Vol. 4 No. 30


By Miss Alex, p 10

  Automatic translation: Short news from London. In mid-January Frank Zappa was in the maze better known as the Barbican Center, acting as superintendent of the London Symphony Orchestra, rehearsing a concert of ballet music composed by Zappa himself. Zappa declares: «At the age of fourteen I had already composed my first piece for orchestra, a long time before devoting myself to rock». He has come a long way! 

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1984 March

 Vol. 5 No. 42


I'm The Slime
Comic strip by Moreno Chiacchierra, pp 110-111

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1984 December

 Vol. 5 No. 51


Frank Zappa "Them Or Us"
By Stefano Bonagura, p 94

Frank Zappa Palasport - Milano
By Enzo Gentile, 1 p

   Automatic translation: Zappa is about to be 44 (years old), the distribution of his records has changed (from CBS to EMI), he recently played in Italy enjoying great and well-deserved success. Perhaps more than anyone else Frank Zappa has contributed to raising the cultural level of so-called rock music and this seems to be recognized by everyone by now: the attention and competence of a large part of the audience at his concerts is proof of this. Pierre Boulez, composer and conductor, one of the greats of contemporary cultured music, at the beginning of 1984 conducted the Intercontemporain Ensemble in the performance of some pieces for orchestra by Zappa, published by the American Angel in a disc entitled «The Perfect Stranger». (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1985 February

 Vol. 6 No. 53


Frank Zappa "Thing Fish" "Francesco Zappa" "The Perfect Stranger"
By Guido Harari, p 89

  Automatic translation: The old motto of Edgar Varèse ("The modern composer refuses to die"), once cited ad nauseam by the young Zappa, is now reaping the massacres of wallets. The well-known Zappian hypertrophy, stubbornly passed off even today by the artist as "conceptual continuity", does not allow for setbacks, especially when it coincides with the signing of some new recording contract (with EMI now under the press, Zappa can boast of having toured, not without bloodshed, all the multinationals in circulation). (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1985 March

 Vol. 6 No. 54


Indovina chi c'è sotto?
By Enrico Sisti, p 83

Nonsense text on Zappa with a nice photo by Lynn Goldsmith.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1985 October

 Vol. 6 No. 61


Occio per occhio - 4 fotografi rock in Italia: Guido Harari, Luciano Viti, Patrizia Savarese, Dominique Fradin
By ?, pp 35-82

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1986 February

 Vol. 7 No. 65


Frank Zappa "Meets The Mothers Of Prevention"
By Stefano Mannucci, pp 33-34

  Automatic translation: You will certainly be aware of that ugly American-style mess that, in fact, introduced censorship into the recording world. Some wives of American senators have created a committee for the control of images and rock texts dealing with sex and violence, forcing the vinyl companies to put stickers on the covers in order to "label" and identify the content. It was the kids who paid for it, especially many heavy-metal fans, who saw their favorites criminalized. The latter, for their part, will have to act with great caution in order not to incur more serious penalties. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1986 December

 Vol. 7 No. 75


Frank Zappa "Apostrophe / Over-Nite Sensation"
By Marco Fullone, p 86

  Automatic translation: Finally Zappa on CD! After a long wait it is now possible to listen to some of his best albums in digital version. This is thanks to Ryko, who in addition to the actual pressing of the CD also took care of the digital conversion of the master. The procedure carried out in a workmanlike manner allows us to appreciate the not at all dated sound of the two albums gathered here in a single CD (!). Considering the time of release of the originals, a very different result was to be expected.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1987 February

 Vol. 8 No. 77


Frank Zappa "Jazz From Hell"
By Stefano Mannucci, p 96

  Automatic translation: Lately Zappa has had two ideas. A good one, when he publicly declared, in the days of the storm in Iran, that "the ideal and most logical solution to replace Poindexter and North in the White House is Sean Penn and Madonna." The other was a bad intuition: to put the material of this record to press. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1988 May

 No. 92


Vogliamo il mondo e lo vogliamo ora
By Alberto Campo, pp 55-57

Page 57: ... Un moschettiere con un buffo pizzetto, Francis Vincent Zappa, dimostra fino a che punto puo essere accetto il termine pop; e in una California che molti pensano turbata dal lento declino artistico dei Beach Boys e dei Mamas & Papas, sposa la musica contemporanea al rock & roll, Schoenberg e Varese allo sberleffo, ricordando ai ragazzi del Sessantotto che forse tutta la questione non è poi così seria. Nel giro di un anno Zappa sforna We're Only In It For The Money, una sardonica risposta "intellettuale" all"ingenuo" Sgt Pepper, tra rumorismo e recitativi che sposano una causa dadaista davvero due passi avanti, in quei giorni impetuosi. Poi il capriccio "sinfonico" di Lumpy Gravy, ancora, Uncle Meat, colonna sonora di grande efficaccia strumentale, per un fantomatico film mai apparso attorno allo stesso gruppo dei Mothers Of Invention, e infine la parodia rétro dei gruppi doo-wop, umorale ma davvero crudele, di Cruisin' With Ruben And The Jets. Zappa affila l'arma dell'ironia ad ogni occasione, lecita o vietata che sia.

Automatic translation: ... A musketeer with a funny goatee, Francis Vincent Zappa, demonstrates the extent to which the term pop can be accepted; and in a California that many think troubled by the slow artistic decline of the Beach Boys and Mamas & Papas, marries contemporary music to rock & roll, Schoenberg and Varese to mockery, reminding the boys of 1968 that perhaps the whole question is not like that serious. In the space of a year Zappa churns out We're Only In It For The Money, a sardonic "intellectual" response to the "naive" Sgt Pepper, between rumors and recitatives that marry a Dadaist cause really two steps ahead, in those impetuous days. Lumpy Gravy's "symphonic" whim, again, Uncle Meat, a soundtrack of great instrumental efficacy, for an elusive film that never appeared around the same group as the Mothers Of Invention, and finally the retro parody of doo-wop groups, humoral but really cruel , by Cruisin 'With Ruben And The Jets. Zappa sharpens the weapon of irony at every opportunity, legal or forbidden. 

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1988 June

 No. 93


Frank Zappa
By Enrico Sisti, 1 p

Zappa's 1988 tour is coming to Italy. Article by Enrico Sisti and advert. 

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1990 February

 No. 112


Frank Zappa "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. III"
By Alex Righi, p 113

  Automatic translation: Let's forget all the talk about the amount of material that Zappa is releasing, including digital remixes of old records, new works, and archive arrangements: we already know that there is a hard core of maniacs who will buy everything , and one, symmetrical that it will be carefully kept at a distance. And if someone is still willing to reserve the right to decide from time to time, let's immediately say that in the third volume of YCDTOSA (authorized abbreviation) there is no lack of opportunities for fun, musical and otherwise. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1990 June

 No. 117


The Mothers Of Invention "Mothermania / The Best Of The Moters"
By Nicole F. Leonzio, p 117

 Automatic translation: German edition reprint of an old collection ('69) by the famous Frank Zappa group. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 September

Vol. 12 No. 132


L'eta beta del rock
By Bob Guccione Jr., pp 18-23, 74, 81

Frank Zappa "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life" "Make A Jazz Noise"
By Enrico Sisti, pp 51-52

Italian translation of the Bob Guccione's article "Signs Of The Times", originally published in Spin.



1994 February

Nuova serie vol. 2 No. 10


Goodbye Mother
By Joe Jackson, pp 40-43, 88

Italian translation of the article "A Mother Of Invention", originally published in Hot Press.



1994 September

 Nuova serie vol. 2 No. 16

Grandmothers concerts ad 

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


2006 July

 No. 311


TV channel Jimmy had a Zappa special evening on July 18. Short note and advert. 

Source: Fulvio Fiore