Guitarist Jamie Kime, a member of Zappa Plays Zappa since its inception, has announced his departure from the group after nearly six years. From his Facebook page:

This group consistently kicked ass and played on a level higher than any band I’ve ever known or been a part of. There wasn’t a single show that I didn’t get chills playing “Peaches..”, or “Sofa”, or “Village Of The Sun”, or “Andy”, or….., and I’m leaving this band 50x the musician I was coming into it as a result.

Kime expressly thanks Dweezil and Gail Zappa and predicts that he will collaborate with ZPZ members in the future.

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