Frank’s Message

Dear Friends

On July 30th (my birthday) I had my throat checked by Dr. Joseph Sugarman, one of the finest ear, nose and throat doctors around.

I had quit smoking on May 22nd 2002 and I thought I would let him look down my throat with this new camera that lets you see your vocal cords on the screen. When Dr Sugarman said “I don’t like the looks of those white spots on your vocal cords” I almost fainted on the spot, thinking that maybe it could be throat cancer.

I was never so scared in my life. He asked me if I had ‘acid reflux’, I didn’t even know what that meant, so I was sent down for a test later to find out if I had it.

I had to stay on medication for a month and wait to find out the results, and then to return to see if it was anything more than just acid reflux, or something worse. It was the hardest, saddest, and most depressing time of my life.

I had tears of anger at myself for ever smoking in the first place. Who was I to insult the Lord who gave me this wonderful gift to sing and communicate with the people of the universe? What I’m getting at is that I was just taking it for granted and throwing it in his face. I prayed all this time through the depression. As hard as it was, I had nowhere and no-one to run to. If I was to pay the price I would have to pay it alone.

My voice is my trade, my love, my only true friend since I was born and if I couldn’t have it anymore I didn’t want to live anymore.

Praise the Lord, my prayers were answered. Dr. Sugarman said today that I did a 100% turnaround, and he was very proud of me, my cords looked clean!

I cried like a baby to anyone who would listen, for I asked God not to take my voice and my prayer was answered. I was lucky, and blessed.

I’m not trying to preach, but if you smoke, or do copenhagen etc, please stop for your own and your loved one’s sake.

There are products to help: well-brutrin, the patch, etc… it’s worth it. It’s a horrible way for any human to suffer .

God bless you all for listening to a happy man!

Frank Stallone

Frank Stallone Shares Birthday Pics!

Frank Stallone celebrated his birthday at a party hosted by Sylvester and Jennifer Stallone in Beverly Hills on July 30th. Simon, the webmaster of Frank’s site sent these great pictures from the party.

Simon would also like fans to know that they are currently running a contest at Frank‘s site. One lucky fan will win an autographed copy of Frank‘s latest cd. Check out Frank’s Official Site for complete details!

Thanks, as always, to Frank and Simon for sharing news with us here at StalloneZone.

– Craig Zablo [August 4, 2002]

Music and More from Frank Stallone

We’ve just received word that Frank Stallone‘s new CD ‘Frankie & Billy’ (with the Billy May Orchestra) has been released from Simba Records!! You can listen to samples at the Official Frank Stallone Website. You can buy the CD HERE or by clicking on ‘Buy Music’ at Frank’s Official Site.

Billy May says: “Recording this album with Frank Stallone, I felt the same excitement that I got in 1958 from another ‘Frank‘ [Sinatra], or in 1953 from Nat ColeMr Stallone is a straight-ahead type of singer, always swinging and always in charge, and it was a great honor to have worked with him.”

We’ve also learned that Frank’s big band hits are now available for licensing through Moviemaker Music. [All masters were recorded with the legendary Sammy Nestico and Billy May Orchestras!]

For information about MovieMakerMusic please visit their web site or send email to info@moviemakermusic.net.

Thanks to Simon, webmaster fo Frank’s Official Site for the info ! – Craig Zablo [July 13, 2002]

StalloneZone in Total Film



Simon Barber, the webmaster of Frank Stallone‘s website, gave us a heads up earlier in the week that the StalloneZone was featured in an article about “good” websites in the UK magazine Total Film. When Simon got his copy he was nice enough to send us scans of the coverage.

Thanks to Simon for his kindness. Check out Simon‘s work at Frank‘s site [and tell him we sent you!]

Also remember that Frank Stallone is hosting a showing of one of the Rocky films on ESPN Classic’s ‘Reel Classics every Sunday night in June at 9pm EST/6PM Pacific. Frank will also share the inside stories, and display his extensive collection of boxing memorabilia!

– Craig Zablo [June 9, 2002]

“Rocky” Films Hosted by Frank Stallone

Frank Stallone will be the host of ESPN Classic’s ‘Reel Classics‘ showing of the Rocky series every Sunday night at 9pm EST/6PM Pacific – throughout the whole month of June!! Check your local listings and tune in to watch Frank share all the inside stories on these great classics, and see his vast collection of boxing memorabilia!

Rocky Sunday June 2, 2002
Rocky II Sunday June 9, 2002
Rocky III Sunday June 16, 2002
Rocky IV Sunday June 23, 2002
Rocky V Sunday June 30, 2002

It’d be worth it to tune in and see Frank’s extensive boxing memorabilia! – Craig Zablo [May 31, 2002]

The Official Frank Stallone Website

Like most Sylvester Stallone fans, I’m also a fan of Sly’s extremely talented brother, Frank.

Simon Barber, the webmaster of The Official Frank Stallone Website has just launched a new version which features video, audio, and lots of rare/private photos – many of which feature Sly. The redesign is extremely well done and user friendly. The bonus materials are an added treat!

Please take a few minutes to check it out… and tell ’em that we sent ya!

– Craig Zablo
(January 27, 2002)

Frank Stallone Checks In

FRANK STALLONE e-mailed the SZ to thank us for the kind words that he’s been receiving from SZ fans about his newly designed site. He also wanted us to know that he’s updated it again with a ton of never before seen photos! Included are some really cool family pics, as well as photos of FRANK and some of the many celebrities that he’s worked with over the years. Click |HERE| to check it out.

FRANK also wanted us to know that he will be starring in Walker, Texas Ranger on February 10th at 9 pm PST on CBS. Appearing with FRANK will be his “big band.” In addition to his dramatic role, FRANK will also sing three songs!

FRANK also answered a question that many STALLONE fans have been wondering about for some time… Will the film “The Good Life” [FRANK starred in the movie and SLY appeared in a cameo] be released now that the lawsuits have been settled? FRANK‘s response, “I would honestly say no. We have distanced ourselves from it. for it was bad scene. Now my brother and I are closer than we ever were, so after it all that was only positive thing that came of it.”

We really appreciate FRANK taking the time from his busy schedule to send us an update. Be sure to check out his site at frankstallone.com as well as his appearance on “Walker, Texas Ranger.” The SZ will continue to provide updates from FRANK as we get them!

Craig Zablo [February 4, 2001]

Stallone News for the Week

The picture above (minus the SZ tag, of course) appeared earlier in the week at DARK HORIZONS in an item about Warner Brothers’ 2001 movie line-up.

Entertainment Tonight’s website ran an item on Thursday saying that Sly and Jennifer co-hosted the opening of Downtown Disneyland in an event which benefited the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Sly also announced that his next movie will be a comedy. The picture above accompanied the item.

Earlier this week I received an e-mail from Simon Barber who is the new web master of Frank Stallone’s Official Website.

If you haven’t checked out Frank’s site in a while, you really should. Frank and Simon have updated and re-designed all areas (and have added more content as well)! You can find them at FrankStallone.com (they’ve moved from the old location) or by clicking |HERE|. Be sure and tell them the SZ sent ya!

[January 14, 2001] – Craig Zablo