#1 music magazine in Japan. Full name of this monthly guitar player magazine is Young Mates Music Player. The magazine started as 8-page tabloid newspaper titled Young Mates Music in May 1968.

1990 December

Vol. 22 No. 12 Issue 298


The Pioneers Of Rock #34 Frank Zappa:
-- History, Discography, Sound, Family
    By Kato Masato, pp 279-281, 284-285, 288-290, 292
-- Frank Zappa Interview
    By Andy Gill, pp 282-283, 286-287

Frank Zappa interview was originally printed as "Frank's Wild Years", Q, December 1989. Translated by Kato Masato.


1995 January

Vol. 27 No. 1 Issue 347


Frank Zappa Interview
By Steven Rosen, pp 60-65

Zappa Guitar Special
By Keishi Kawakami, pp 184-189

Masters Of Rock #29 Frank Zappa:
-- Background, pp 283-285
-- Dweezil Zappa interview by Steven Rosen, pp 286-287
-- Mike Keneally interview by Yoshika Horita, pp 288-289
-- The Works, pp 290-291
-- Shut Up'n Play My Guitar, pp 292-293:
------ Black Page #2
------ Zoot Allures

TAN Mitsugu:

Last September, I came to realize that it is the summer 1979 interview that was included in Rosen's CD "Frank Zappa – The Classic Interviews". 

You can see the more detailed discussions in affz



2008 May

Vol. 40 No. 5 Issue 508


Tribute to Fank Zappa: Zappa Plays Zappa
-- Dweezil Zappa & Steve Vai Talk Session
    By Kato Masato, pp 22-27
-- Mike Keneally Interview
    By Kato Masato, pp 28-29

TAN Mitsugu:

These interviews are original, done by Kato Masato for the Player magazine. ZPZ did their Japanese tour in January 2008, and MK did his solo gig in Japan next month .

Note. One regular column in Player is titled "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" (p 75).