[AP Interview] ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons readies ‘Perfectamundo’ solo tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who have not heard his Latin-infused solo debut “Perfectamundo,” Billy Gibbons offers this warning, “For the uninitiated I’ll leave it with one word: Beware.” Gibbons’ musical departure from rock band ZZ Top mixes Cuban rhythms with hip-hop and blues, congas, bongos and the Hammond organ. “You can mosh to […]

Rolling Stone: Billy Gibbons “My Life In 15 Songs”

Singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top can remember exactly when his life in music truly began: Christmas Day 1962. He was 13 and “the first guitar landed in my lap,” Gibbons says, a fond smile breaking through his trademark beard. “It was a Gibson Melody Maker, single pickup. I took off to the bedroom and […]

30 Years Ago Today: ZZ Top Keep the Synths, and Stay Hot, on ‘Afterburner’

Watching the video for ZZ Top‘s lead single from Afterburner, you might have surmised they were leaving the synthesized blues-rock of Eliminator behind. After all, the central image from their “Sleeping Bag” clip is the destruction of the car associated with ZZ Top’s previous blockbuster release. Listening to the music, however, said something different. If […]

Cuban Revolution: ZZ Top front man Billy Gibbons goes solo—with a Latin tinge.

Article by Andy Langer / Photo by Rodney Bursiel These days, Billy Gibbons describes ZZ Top as “four decades, same three guys, same three chords.” Indeed, by design, not much has changed about the self-proclaimed Little Ol’ Band From Texas: Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard, who’ve been together since forming in Houston […]

VIDEO: Billy Gibbons ‘Perfectamundo’ (Behind The Scenes)

What inspired Billy’s upcoming Perfectamundo album? The Reverend explains (above) – take an inside look behind the scenes! Concord Records is releasing Perfectamundo on November 6, 2015. It’s the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who is backed by a handpicked group of musicians dubbed […]

Boise/Nampa show @ Ford Idaho Center 9/16 – postponed due to weather conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – “Due to potentially inclement weather and concern for fan safety, tomorrow’s show @ the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa (Boise), ID is being postponed until 2016. We ask that all fans hold on to their tickets for this rescheduled show, which will be honored for this later date. All ticket […]

Rolling Stone: Hear Billy Gibbons Trade ZZ Top’s Blues for Latin Boogie on New Solo Song

As ZZ Top’s guitar slinger and scratchy-voiced singer, Billy Gibbons has become synonymous with boogie-ing Texas blues during the past four decades. On his upcoming solo debut, Perfectamundo — which he recorded with a new backing band called the BFG’s and has slated for a November 6th release — he still plays limber, fluid blues […]

CLEVELAND SCENE: Veteran Rockers ZZ Top Prove Texas Blues is Alive and Well

The blues has been an art form for decades. Just when you think it might have run its course, a band like the Black Keys or an artist like Gary Clark Jr. comes along to bring the genre back to life. Through it all, ZZ Top, that little band from Texas, has remained a constant. […]

BALTIMORE SUN: ZZ Top bring a kind of perfection to Wolf Trap

Early in the ZZ Top show Tuesday night at Wolf Trap – between “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” – Billy Gibbons paused to address the audience. “We’ve been coming around with you for four decades,” he said. “Same three guys” – and, lifting his guitar – “same three chords.” Laughter and […]

Billy F Gibbons launches solo project “The BFG’s” ; album “Perfectamundo” due out this October

For Immediate Release – Concord Records is releasing Perfectamundo on October 23, 2015. It’s the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who is backed by a handpicked group of musicians dubbed The BFG’s on this unique outing. As the title may suggest, the album […]