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ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Gregg Allman Among Rock Acts Playing 2015 Stagecoach Festival

ZZ Top, George Thorogood and Gregg Allman will have something on common with country superstars Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton come next April: all are among the artists performing at the 2015 Stagecoach Music Festival in California. Now in its ninth year, the three-day festival is set for April 24-26, 2015, and takes […]

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15 YEARS AGO: ZZ TOP GETS XXX RATED

Back in 1999, ZZ Top celebrated their 30th anniversary by releasing their 13th album, ‘XXX.’ It’s a wrongly overlooked, dirty little comet of an album that features both new studio and live recordings. From the fuzzed-out cyborg rock of the opening ‘Poke Chop Sandwich‘ to the dark, appropriately cinematic blues of ‘Made Into a Movie‘ […]

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DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND – ZZ TOP ROADSHOW TO RESUME FIRST OF THE YEAR

ZZ TOP have just announced that scheduled tour dates will resume at the first of the year, stating, “Dusty’s well being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in […]

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BEARDS OF ZZ TOP

Guitarists Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have been wearing the signature look since the late ’70s, while the group’s drummer, whose name is ironically Frank Beard, prefers to maintain a clean shave. Billy in recent years revealed that he and Hill were once offered $1 million to cut off their facial hair, but they declined. […]

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ZZ Top “Live At Montreux 2013″ Now Available On Blu-Ray and DVD!

The Montreux Jazz Festival has always been a special place for ZZ Top. The band has turned in many memorable performances at the festival and bassist Dusty Hill has amassed a collection of event posters, some given to him personally by the late Claude Nobs, the festival’s founder. In July 2013, the band made its […]

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Billy Gibbons Reveals His Favorite Place in Texas!

My favorite place is H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop, in El Paso, because you can get a taco while you wait for your car to get cleaned. The exotic call of thinking, “Let’s clean up this vehicle and, while we’re at it, get a taco” — it just doesn’t get much better than that. […]

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Billy Gibbons Performs W/ Reggie Watts on ‘CONAN’!

Given his generally unpredictable style and the overall air of secrecy surrounding its release, it’s impossible to guess what comedian Reggie Watts has in store for listeners with his upcoming album, ‘Scarves & Cabbages.’ But if his appearance alongside ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons on the July 22 episode of ‘Conan’ is any indication, it’ll […]

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Billy Gibbons Joins Johnny Winter on New Song, “Where Can You Be”

ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons sits in with the late Johnny Winter on the appropriately titled ‘Where Can You Be,’ a blast of incendiary 12-bar blues-rock that you can listen to above. The song marks the first music released from Winter’s all-star ‘Step Back‘ album, which will be released less than two months after Winter’s untimely […]

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Ventures Into EDM W/ David Guetta

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is crossing over into dance music territory, thanks to a recent, unlikely collaboration with David Guetta. As Billboard reports, the guitarist met up with the EDM producer in Ibiza after his band’s recent European tour for a fruitful exchange of their diverse areas of expertise. “I wanted to know how they […]

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ZZ Top, Jason Derulo, and Florida Georgia Perform at the CMT Awards

The legendary ZZ Top opened up the performance, and the handsome guys of Florida Georgia Line made their way to the stage just moments later. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Luke Bryan exploded out of the stage — seriously. What an entrance that was! Of course we knew that Jason Derulo […]

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