Oh no I don't believe it ... George Duke has died. Really?
If I had to choose an incarnation of The Mothers it'd be the Duke era (Napoleon Murphy Brock, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood etc.) & albums such as One Size Fits All, Apostrophe, Overnite Sensation ... I know Zappa said they were a boring bunch in some article or other but the music was terrific.
Today ends on a diminished chord.